Welcome to our lab

The focus of our research group is to use mathematical modeling techniques to better understand aspects of renal physiology. In particular, we are interested in the efficiency and synergy of various mechanisms of renal hemodynamics. We work with physiologists to formulate detailed models of the renal hemodynamics. Model simulations and predictions are then used to better understand hemodynamic mechanisms in physiological and pathophysiological conditions.


  • Dr. Ying Chen joined our lab. Welcome! [August 24, 2015]

  • How can math be used to keep us healthy and safe? Dr. Anita Layton's interview as part of the Kenan Institute's Good Question series. [April 28, 2015]

  • Congratulations to Dr. John Sgouralis for having successfully defended his PhD thesis!! John will start a postdoctoral position at NIMBioS in September. [March 19, 2014]

  • Dr. Anita Layton talks about undergraduate education and research in this YouTube video. [November 19, 2013]

  • Our lab has received a $1.39 million award from the Joint DMS/NIGMS initiative. This four-year award, beginning September 2013, will support our work with co-PI Tom Pannabecker (Department of Physiology, U of Arizona) to conduct a comparative study on the urine concentrating mechanism of the kidneys of desert and non-desert rodent. [September 15, 2013]