Wayne Fitzgibbon

Medical University of South Carolina

Address: Div. of Nephrology, Dept. of Medicine, 96 Jonathan Lucas St., P.O. Box 250623, Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: 843.792.1123
E-mail: fitzgiwr@musc.edu


Ph.D., 1986, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Research Interests

  • Applying microphysiological techniques to the study of hormonal regulation of mammalian renal physiology and pathophysiology

Current research projects

  • Volume regulatory mechanisms of the euryhaline elasmobranch, the Atlantic stingray


  • Bell, P.D., Fitzgibbon, W., Sas, K., Stenbit, A.E., Amria, M., Houston, H., Reichert, R., Gilley, S., Siegal, G.P., Bissler, J., Bilgen, M., Chou, P.C-t., Guay-Woodford, L., Yoder, B., Haycraft, C.J., and Siroky, B.  Interactions between Cilia, Hypertrophic Signalling, and Renal Cysogenesis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 22:839-848, (2011).
  • Dempsey, A., Janech, M.G., Lacy, E.R., Miller, D.H., Ploth, D.W. and Fitzgibbon, W.R. (2008).  Localization of Facilitated Urea Transporters to Tubular Segments in the Bundle and Sinus Zones of the Kidney of the Euryhaline Stingray, Dasyatis sabina.  Abstr #9012, Experimental Biology, San Diego, April 6-9, 2008.
  • Sivritas, H.S., Ploth, D.W., and Fitzgibbon, W.R., (2008). Blockade of medullary bradykinin B2 receptors increases tubular sodium reabsorption in rats fed a normal salt diet. In Revision Am J Physiol Renal
  • Janech, M.G., Gefroh, H., Cwengros, E.E., Sulikowski, J.A., Ploth, D.W. and Fitzgibbon, W.R. (2008). Cloning of Urea Transporters from the Kidneys of Two Batoid Elasmobranchs: Evidence for a Common Elasmobranch Urea Transporter Isoform. Marine Biology 153:1173-1179.
  • Janech, M.G., Fitzgibbon, W.R., Nowak, M., Miller, D.H. and Ploth, D.W. (2006). Cloning and Functional Characterization of a Second Urea Transporter Isoform (strUT-2) from the Kidney of the Atlantic Stingray. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology) R844-R853.
  • Janech, M.G., Fitzgibbon, W.R., Ploth, D.W., Lacy, E.R. and Miller, D.H. (2006). Effect of Environmental Salinity on Plasma Composition and Renal Function of the Atlantic Stingray, a Euryhaline Elasmobranch. American Journal of Physiology (Renal Physiol) 291:F770-780.
  • Chen, J., Batta, A., Zheng S, Fitzgibbon, W.R., Ullian, M.E., Hongwei Yu, H., Tso, P., Salen, G., and Patel, S. B. (2005). Segregation Analyses of a mis-sense mutation in Abcg5 gene with phytosterolemia and hypertension in spontaneously hypertensive rats. BMC Genetics 6:40.