December 2021

Sharrell and Mingmar graduate! We are sure that you both with accomplish great things!

Sara graduates with a Master of Science in Multidisciplinary Biomedical Science. We are so very proud of you, Sara!

Sharrell wins first place at the UAB 2021 Fall EXPO in the Biological and Life Sciences category!! Congratulations, Sharrell!!!

Mingmar and Sharrell present their research posters at the virtual UAB 2021 Fall EXPO.

Dr. De Miguel is a panelist in the National O’Brien Centers Training Series – she talked about how to start growing your national network as a trainee.

November 2021

María, Sharrell and Mingmar present their research at the 2021 ABRCMS conference! Maria was selected for a lightning talk, and Mingmar and Sharrell presented posters. Sharrell won one of the best posters in the Physiology and Pharmacology section, and María received a Lightning Talk award during the conference! So proud of all of you!

Dr. De Miguel is invited to give a seminar in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology at LaTrobe University, Australia. She presented the talk “Inflammatory and cell death pathways in diabetic kidney disease: the role of Endothelin-1”. Thank you so much for the invitation!

Welcome Risa to the lab! Risa is a visiting 3rd year medical student scholar from the New York Institute of Technology that is visiting our lab for one week. This is part of our collaborative project with Dr. Maria Alicia Carrillo Sepulveda at that institution.

Dr. De Miguel participates as a panelist in the Basic Research Forum for Emerging Scientists during the ASN Kidney week to talk about strategies to expand your network starting when you are a trainee.

Dr. De Miguel is invited by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University to give a seminar on how to use social media to promote your science career.

October 2021

Kayla joins the lab! We are excited to have you here!

Sharrell presents her research project at the American Association of Laboratory Animals (AALAS) conference in Kansas City.

Dr. De Miguel gives a seminar at Foundation for Biomedical Investigation i+12/ Instituto de Investigación Biomédica Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain. The title of her talk was “To tweet or not to tweet: Las redes sociales y la Ciencia moderna”.

Brian is selected to present a talk at the Academic Conference for Emerging Scholars (BioAcCES) organized by Rockefeller University and Cientifico Latino.

Dr. De Miguel presents a poster at the APS New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine Conference and wins award as best poster by junior faculty and a diversity conference scholarship.

Patrick Molina presents a poster at the 17th International Endothelin Conference on our collaborative project with the J. Pollock lab and he wins best trainee poster and a Martin Franklin Diversity Conference award! Well done, Patrick!

Dr. De Miguel chairs a session on ET-1 and cardiovascular disease at the 17th International Endothelin Conference.

September 2021

Abbie presents her research as a poster at the UAB Medical Student Research Day and wins first place in the Renal category! So proud of you, Abbie!

Dr. De Miguel is a panelist at the Women in Nephrology Leadership conference, talking about leadership in national science organizations.

Patrick Molina presents our collaborative project as a talk at the AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions.

Dr. De Miguel chairs a TAC session at the AHA Hypertension Scientific Sessions.

August 2021

Brian and Annalisse present their posters at the NIH KUH conference and get the chance to network with summer students in other institutions.

Annelisse and Brian present their talks at the 2021 KURE symposium. Amazing job! We are so proud of you guys!

July 2021

Our KURE students Annalise and Brian present their posters in a virtual format at the 2021 UAB Summer EXPO. Great job!

Our CORD BBC student Gabriel presents his poster in person at the 2021 CORD BBC poster session. Well done, Gabriel!

June 2021

Welcome Madison to the De Miguel Lab team!

Welcome to our remote summer undergraduate students María and Mary! María is a freshman at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras campus and Mary is a junior at the University of Southern California. They both are part of the Virtual Summer of Research Program of the American Physician Scientist Association.

Welcome to our summer undergraduate students Annalisse, Brian and Gabriel! Gabriel is part of the UAB CORD Blazing to Biomedical Careers summer program and Brian and Annalisse are UAB KURE summer scholars. 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 (

The title of her talk was “Reaching out: Engaging the Public with Science”. To watch a recording of her talk, please visit

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.
  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.

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:

To learn more about Abbie’s Schweitzer project, visit:

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:

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!