The Renal Adenosine System: Focus on Receptor Heterodimerization and Novel Therapeutic Approaches Against Kidney Diseases

Des Moines, IA US
April 10, 2015

There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Hosted by the Physiology and Pharmacology department. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe specific functions of adenosine via adenosine activation in the kidney. 
  2. Identify molecular mechanisms activated by adenosine to regulate renal salt and fluid homeostasis. 
  3. Define adenosine reno-protection potential against acute kidney injury.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


Victor S. Babich

Victor S. Babich PhD, PMP
Adjunct Instructor, University of Maryland School of Medicine


Dr. Victor Babich is a Faculty member in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is currently working as a Visiting Scholar in the Physiology & Pharmacology department at Des Moines University. His research interest focuses on the study of G-protein-coupled adenosine potential as a therapeutic target in kidney diseases. Dr. Babich received his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the Institute of Cytology at the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia) and completed two postdoctoral fellowships at UT Southwestern MC at Dallas and the National Institute for Medical Research London, in the UK. Dr. Babich has extensive training and numerous publications in kidney research.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/10/2015 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/10/2015 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Student Education Center #115
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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