Dr. Ibrahim Batal Awarded 2020-2021 Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation Research Grant
Dr. Ibrahim Batal, MD, assistant professor of pathology and cell biology at CUMC, has been awarded the 2020-2021 Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation Research Grant for his study titled “Genetic and Immune Predictors of Recurrent Glomerulonephritis of the Kidney Allograft”.
The Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF) is a public nonprofit organization with a mission of advancing the science and practice of organ transplantation and end-stage organ disease therapies through research, education, and innovation. The MNITF awards grants semiannually to researchers through the Research Grant Program (RGP), in order to improve clinical outcomes and positively impact the field of transplantation.
Dr. Batal’s research focuses on the role of dendritic cells in shaping early and late kidney allograft inflammation, including their association with distinct morphologic patterns of allograft injury. He is also interested in investigating the immune and inherited factors that predict glomerulonephritis in the kidney allograft.
Congratulations to Dr. Batal!