Researcher Profile

Lauren M. Aleksunes, PharmD, PhD, DABT

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Research Interests

  • Changes in function of drug transporters in the kidneys alter susceptibility of patients to adverse events such as cisplatin-induced renal injury. We have demonstrated that the rodent and human Mrp2 transporter participates in the secretion of cisplatin into urine and protects against nephrotoxicity.
  • Identification of novel biomarkers of subclinical nephrotoxicity in cancer patients. We are screening 12 biomarkers for their ability to detect cisplatin nephrotoxicity in cancer patients earlier and to a more sensitive degree than traditional laboratory markers.

Selected Publications

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