Sunder Sims-Lucas, PhD is a basic research scientist whose focus is on the formation of the developing vasculature in the kidney and the predisposition to adult-onset disease when there is defective development. Dr. Sims-Lucas has been working independently since he joined the Department of Pediatrics faculty in 2013.
Dr. Sims-Lucas’ research program focuses on three main themes:
- The microvasculature during kidney development and acute kidney injury
- The role of blood flow and oxygenation on nephron progenitor differentiation
- Fatty acid oxidation during acute kidney injury
Dr. Sims-Lucas has authored 51 peer reviewed original research articles, including 10 as first author and 9 as senior/corresponding author, and has two active NIH R01 grants as the PI (among other active grants). He has reviewed grant applications for the NIH, the American Heart Association and for the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom.