June 2021

Welcome to our summer undergraduate students Annalisse, Brian and Gabriel! We are so happy to have you joining our team this summer and we hope that you enjoy your projects!


Congratulations Abbie for being awarded an AΩA 2021 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship!! She will continue her research on the effects of hyperoxia on the kidney endothelin-1 system.


Congratulations Will for being selected to participate in the NIDDK dkNET Summer of Data Internship Program! He will keep researching the interplay between endothelin-1, autophagy and apoptosis during diabetic kidney disease.

May 2021

Congratulations to Heather and Quincy for their graduation! We are proud of you 2 and we know that you both will achieve great things!


Dr. De Miguel was invited to give a seminar at the Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The title of her talk was: “Inflamación y muerte celular durante la enfermedad renal diabética: el papel de Endothelin-1”.


Dr. De Miguel gave a department seminar at the Biomedical Research Institute of Murcia, Spain. The title of her talk was: “To tweet or not to tweet: las redes sociales y la Ciencia moderna”. Thank you for the invitation!

April 2021

We are beyond excited that 2 of our lab alumni received acceptance letters to pursue graduate studies! Vianna will be joining the Pathology Graduate Program at Duke University and Rawan will join the Graduate Program in Integrative Biology and Physiology at the University of Minnesota. We are so proud! You both will be great PhDs!

March 2021

Dr. De Miguel was one of the speakers at the fantastic Science Communication, Education and Advocacy Symposium organized by the Kentucky Academy of Science (https://www.kyscience.org/science_communication_symposiu.php.

The title of her talk was “Reaching out: Engaging the Public with Science”. To watch a recording of her talk, please visit https://www.kyscience.org/docs/Intro__Carmen_De_Miguel.mp4

Big Thank You to Dr. Iuliana Popescu for the kind invitation!

February 2021

Sharrell was selected as the UAB Animal Resources Program (ARP) employee of the year and the quarter!!! Way to go, Sharrell! As part of this award, Sharrell will be presenting part of her lab research project at the ALAAS National Conference in October 2021. We are so proud of you!


Dr. De Miguel kicked off the Kidney Club high school outreach program of the Division of Nephrology by virtually visiting Booker T. Washington High School in Birmingham to talk to the students about kidney physiology and her work in the lab.

January 2021

We have 2 new publications out this month:

  1. De Miguel C., Pelegrín P., Baroja A. and Cuevas S.. Emerging role of the inflammasome and pyroptosis in hypertension. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021 22 (3) 1064. https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/3/1064
  2. Hutchens M.P. and De Miguel C. The CAT-1 is out of the bag: endothelial Cationic Amino Acid Transporter-1 is a critical player in cardiorenal syndrome type 2. Clinical Science (2021) 135: 105-108. https://portlandpress.com/clinsci/article/135/1/105/227497/The-CAT-1-is-out-of-the-bag-endothelial-Cationic


Dr. De Miguel gives a Renal Grand Rounds seminar in the Division of Renal Medicine at Emory University: Inflammatory and cell death pathways in diabetic kidney disease: the role of endothelin-1

December 2020

Abbie is in the UAB Medicine news! She was selected as a 2020-2021 Alabama Schweitzer Fellow. Proud of you Abbie! 

Read the article here: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/news/latest/item/2209-schweitzer-fellows-2020-21-projects

To learn more about Abbie’s Schweitzer project, visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0SDoMrCpN0


Dr. De Miguel gives a webinar about Science Outreach and Community Engagement for the American Physiological Society. Link to the sign up for the on-demand webinar: https://insidescientific.com/virtual-events/aps-next-generation-scientist-2020/


Mingmar joins the lab. We are so excited to have you in our group!

October 2020

Dr. De Miguel presents a seminar at the UAB NRTC conference: “Cell death and inflammatory pathways in diabetic kidney disease: the role of ET-1”


Welcome to the lab Will!


Aleena George and Vianna Martinez presented their lab research at the Academic Conference for Emergent Scholars (BioAcCES) organized by the Rockefeller University. They both got acolades from the audience. Great job!