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Elsa Bello-Reuss, MD

  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics
  • Director Division of Biomedical Research, Department of Internal Medicine
Office Phone: 806-743-3155
Email:
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430-9410

Positions:

  • Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX 2007-Present
  • Associate Graduate Faculty, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, TX -2010
  • Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 2004-2007
  • Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 2004-2007
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 1988-1994

Admin Assignments:

  • Director, Division of Biomedical Research, Department of Internal Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 2008-Present
  • Director, Nephrology/Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 2001-2004
  • Director, Renal Clinic/Internal Medicine/Nephrology University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 2001-2004
  • Medical Director, Renal and Chronic Home Dialysis Clinic/Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 2001-2004
  • Member, Board of Directors, Texas Dialysis Holdings, L.L.P. University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 2001-2004

Post Doctoral Education:

  • L. G. Welt Fellow: University of North Carolina, 1976
  • Career Investigating Scientist: American Heart Association, 1974
  • Fogarty Fellowship: University of North Carolina, 1974
  • Nephrology Fellow: University of Chile, 1966
  • Resident: University of Chile, 1966

Education:

  • MD: University of Chile, 1964
  • MD: University of Chile, 1963
  • BA: University of Chile, 1957

Selected Publications:

  • Jansson, Kyle & Nguyen, Anh-Nguyet & Magenheimer, Brenda & Reif, Gail & Aramakhaka, Lavakumar & Bello-Reuss, Elsa & Wallace, Darren & Calvet, James & Blanco, Gustavo August (2012) Endogenous concentrations of ouabain act as a cofactor to stimulate fluid secretion and cyst growth of in vitro ADPKD models via cAMP and EGFR-Src-MEK pathways 303, 7, F982-F990.
  • Arendshorst, William & Bello-Reuss, Elsa (2009) Handbook of Cell Signaling 2nd edition 2707-2732.
  • Arendshorst, W & Bello-Reuss, Elsa (2009) Kidney Elsevier Science, 2nd, 2707-2732.
  • Wei, W & Bello-Reuss, Elsa October (2008) Inhibition of ADPKD cyst formation in vitro by IL-8 neutralizing antibody (anti-IL-8) and the β-catenin inhibitor curcumin 19, 364A.
  • Bello-Reuss, Elsa (2007) Inhibition of tubule cell proliferation to prevent cyst formation: a new avenue to treat ADPKD? 72, 135-137.

Selected Presentations:

  • Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Cyst-Cell Implants Develop Cysts and Vasculature that is Inhibited by Antiangiogenic Treatment American Society of Nephrology, Atlanta, GA; November 2013.
  • Curcumin and analog 2a inhibit β-catenin pathway and ADPKD cyst growth Experimental Biology, Boston, MA; April 2013.
  • Curcumin and Analog 2a Inhibit ADPKD Cyst-Cell Proliferation and Cyst Growth in vitro but not in Cysts Growing in Nude-Mouse Implants American Society of Nephrology, San Diego, CA; October 2012.
  • Ouabain regulates expression of adhesion proteins and cell-cell interaction in ADPKD cells American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, PA; November 2011.
  • Curcumin analog 2a Inhibits in vitro Proliferation of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Cyst Cells American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, PA; November 2011.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • Effect of inhibition of IL-8 and beta catenin on the evolution on in vivo and in vitro models of ADPKD 2007-2010
    Awarded by PKD Fdn
    in the amount of $150,000
    Principal
    Research Related
  • Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation Grant 2007-2009
    Awarded by PKD Fdn
    in the amount of $0
    Principal
    Research Related
  • Role of Interleukin – 8 in the Pathogenesis of ADPKD 2004-2007
    Awarded by Am Heart Assn Natl
    in the amount of $124,000
    Principal
    Research Related
  • Interrelation between epithelial cells in ADPKD 2000-2002
    Awarded by PKD Fdn
    in the amount of $100,000
    Principal
    Research Related
  • Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation Grant 2000-2002
    Awarded by PKD Fdn
    in the amount of $0
    Principal
    Research Related

Selected Awards:

  • University of Texas Medical Branch Certificate of Leadership, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1999.
  • Amerian Heart Association (Texas Affiliate), University of Texas Medical Branch, 1997.
  • Scholarship/Research, University of North Carolina, 1976.
  • Fogarty Fellow (NIH), University of North Carolina, 1974.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • Structure and Function of Major Organ Systems - Spring 2013
  • Internal Medicine Nephrology Fellowship-Didactics - Fall 2012
  • Nephrology Fellowship Consult Rotation - 2012
  • Internal Medicine Nephrology Fellowship-Didactic Conference - Spring 2012
  • Internal Medicine Nephrology Fellowship-Didactics - Spring 2012

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Kidney Disease: An Update - 2009
  • Perspectives in ADPKD. Old facts and new concepts - 2002
  • Preparation of Primary Cultures from Kidney Tubule Cells - 1992
  • Are RCCT-28A Cells a Model for the Intercalated Cell of the CCT? What RCCT- 28A Cells Have in Common with the Intercalated Cells of the CCT - 1991
  • Mechanisms of Acid Secretion by a Cortical Collecting Duct Intercalated Cell Line - 1990
Date last updated: 6/2/2014
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