Welcome to our list of WIT mentors.  The mentors are shown by TTS region (i.e., Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, North America and finally Oceania).


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Dianne B. McKay, MDDianne B. McKay, MD is Associate Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Ca. She is co-director of the Scripps Clinic Renal Research Collaborative where he basic laboratory work is translated to patient care through joint basic laboratory/clinical studies. She also cares for transplant patients as a transplant nephrologist at the Balboa Institute of Transplantation in San Diego, CA. Dr. McKay is a native of California and trained in Nephrology and Transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, where she was Associate Medical Director of Renal Transplantation. Dr. McKay undertook advanced training in basic laboratory research through a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute focusing on T cell signaling and allograft tolerance. Following this, she joined the faculty of the Department of Immunology and Microbial Sciences at The Scripps Research Institute, where she currently maintains an active NIH-funded laboratory that investigates innate and adaptive mechanisms of allorecognition and acute kidney injury. Her basic research and clinical career is devoted to solid organ transplant related disorders. She is dedicated to linking basic science advances to improved clinical care.Dr. McKay’s clinical interests are on the care of renal transplant patients, with particular focus in gender-related issues. She founded the American Society of Transplantation’s (AST) Women’s Health Community of Practice, which successfully brought together transplant experts to tackle gender-related health issues. Dr. McKay has been an avid supporter of the field of transplantation and her career is dedicated to improving the lives of patients afflicted with end-stage disease.