Roy Zent, MBBCh, PhD
1161 21st Avenue South, Medical Center North, Room / Suite S-3223, Nashville, TN, TN 37232-2372
Professor of Medicine
Thomas F. Frist Sr. Chair in Medicine, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
The laboratory works on the basic role of integrins in epithelial cell biology. We utilize the kidney as a model system and perform biochemical techniques, cell biology and transgenic mice to understand the basic mechanisms whereby integrin-ECM interactions modify cell function. In addition, in collaboration with Dr. Charles Sanders, we perform structural functions on integrins utilizing NMR.