May 2023Happy to share the publication of our work in the Journal of Lipid Research:



Nov 2022:  Congratulations to my mentor Dr. Pennathur on winning the 2022 MICHR distinguished mentor award! 

Mathew Lab welcomes Omar Chowdhary to the team

April 2022:  Congratulations to our lab graduates - Max Keller, Dheer Patel, and Ben Wikander! 

April 2022:  Our paper is accepted in the Clinical Kidney Journal 

Benitez T, VanDerWoude E, Han Y, Byun J, Konje VC, Gillespie BW, Saran R, Mathew AV. Kynurenine Pathway Metabolites Predict Subclinical Atherosclerotic Disease and New Cardiovascular Events in Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical Kidney Journal.

April 2022: Julian Meza and Kayla Krusinga present the UROP Spring symposium. 


Dec 2021: Dr. Mathew, Alex George and Max Keller present their science at the Michigan O'Brien Kidney Center Annual symposium. 

Nov 2021: Dr. Mathew is named the Abigail and Leslie Wexner Taubman Emerging scholar by University of Michigan Taubman Institute.

Julian Meza participates in American Society of Nephrology annual meeting's KIDNEY STARS program and Trista Benitez presets her work as a ePOSTER. 

Two new publications with our collaborators Dr. Shao (PMID: 34634315; Journal of Lipid Research) and Dr. Reddy (PMID: 34686860; Nature Immunology) are now available in Pubmed.

August 2021: We celebrate the end of summer and a successful move with a lab lunch get together-Thank you Jada, Max, Dheer, Alex, Julian and Ben for all your hard work!
July 28 th 2021: Mathew Lab moved to the 6th floor of the Brehm Research tower of the Kellogg Eye Center. We thank Nancy, Biaoxin, and the medical school coordinators for making this move as painless as possible! 
Jun 21: Mathew Lab welcomes Alexander George - Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine student '24  as part of the The University of Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center Medical Student Training Program in Kidney Disease (MKTCC-MSTP-KD).
Jun 21: Mathew Lab welcomes Jada Lee as part of the NIH-NIDDK-STEP-UP program 
Jun 21: Mathew Lab welcomes Dheer Patel- Michigan Class of 22

Jun 21: Dr. Mathew receives the University of Michigan Geriatric and Palliative Care Medicine -Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core (PESC) grant

May 5 - 7 th: Trista Benitez presents 'Tryptophan Metabolites Associate With Subclinical And Incident Cardiovascular Disease In Chronic Kidney Disease' at the Internal Medicine Research Symposium.
Jan 21: Mathew Lab welcomes Max Keller- Michigan Class of 22


Dec 2020: Trista Benitez, M2 , University of Michigan Medical school presents our work ' Kynurenine Metabolites not Indole Metabolites Predict Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease' at the Annual George O'Brien Michigan Kidney Translational Center Symposium 2020. Benitez1, Elizabeth VanDerWoude2, Yun Han3, Jaeman Byun3, Vetalise Cheofor3, Brenda Gillespie4, Rajiv Saran3, and Anna V Mathew3
Nov 2020: Our paper "Mathew AV, Zeng L, Atkins KB, Sadri K, Fujiwara H, Byun J, Reddy P, Pennathur S. Deletion of bone marrow myeloperoxidase attenuates chronic kidney disease accelerated atherosclerosis" is accepted by The Journal of biological chemistry.
Dr. Mathew is named as Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute -Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Center of Excellence Research Scholar.
Oct 2020: Our review "Critical role for AMPK in metabolic disease-induced chronic kidney disease"Authors: Florian Juszczak*, Nathalie Caron, Anna V. Mathew, Anne-Emilie Declèves is accepted to
Oct 2020: EPoster: PO2131 — 2020  American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week 2020 Altered Tryptophan Catabolism via the Kynurenine Pathway Associates with CKD-Accelerated Atherosclerosis: Cheofor VK; Roeser N; Zeng L; Byun J; Mathew AV 
Oct 2020: The Mathew Lab welcomes Julian Meza '23 and Skyelar Herriman '24 to our team as part of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. 
Sept 2020: The Mathew Lab welcomes Dr. Biaoxin Chai MS, PhD to our team.  Dr. Chai is an experienced researcher with extensive training in biochemistry, pharmacokinetics, clinical research design, and statistical analysis.

We wish Vetalise and his family luck as he moves on to start Pharmacy School this fall. We thank him for his hard work and dedication for the last three years!

Aug 2020

Feb 2020

Tryptophan levels associate with incident cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease 

Vetalise C Konje, Thekkelnaycke M Rajendiran, Keith Bellovich, Crystal A Gadegbeku, Debbie S Gipson, Farsad Afshinnia, Anna V Mathew, Michigan Kidney Translational Core CPROBE Investigator Group

Clinical Kidney Journal, sfaa031,

Published: 12 April 2020 


Summer 2019

Aug  2019- The Mathew Lab gathers for an end of summer lunch - Thank you all for your hard work!! 


Abdhisalem Ahmed presented in the UROP summer symposium 2018.

Kiana Sadri and Sherwin Ali presented at the 2018 UROP spring symposium


Farhan Ali  receives the Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center Student Training Program in Kidney Disease grant in 2017 and presents in the UM Summer Biomedical Research Program Research Symposium in November 2017 

Joyce Yu presented at the 2017 UROP spring symposium