Anna is a junior faculty member in the Division of Nephrology. Her initial research efforts during her training as a nephrology fellow focused on translational research in diabetic and obesity related renal disease under the mentorship of Dr. Kumar Sharma, University of California San Diego. In her current position she applies the principles of mass spectrometry in unraveling metabolic profiles of renal disease. She has spent the last 3 years in Dr. Pennathur’s lab understanding sample preparation, chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques. Her work has resulted in discovery of metabolic markers in diabetic kidney disease and cardiovascular complications in kidney disease that are being validated with larger cohorts and by mechanistic studies. Her time is spread between her research, clinical duties, two loving children and a very supportive husband.