Headshot portrait of Alan Pao - Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Pao is interested in the hormonal and signal transduction pathways that control epithelial ion transport. His model system involves tight epithelia, typically found in the distal nephron of the kidney. Clinical implications of our work include a better understanding of the pathogenesis of salt-sensitive hypertension and hypertension associated with the insulin resistance syndrome.