- Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences – DPPS
- Digestive, Kidney and Urological Systems – DKUS
- Study Section:
- Pathobiology of Kidney Diseases – PBKD
Dr. Atul Sahai serves as the Scientific Review Officer for CSR’s Pathobiology of Kidney Disease study section, and is additionally responsible for the review of Small Business applications in Nephrology.
Before joining CSR, he served as a Scientific Review Officer for the NIDDK where he organized the review of program projects, centers, training grants, and fellowship applications in the areas of diabetes, kidney, and digestive diseases. Dr. Sahai received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from Howard University. He was an associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, before joining the NIH. The major focus of his research involved delineating the role of chronic local hypoxia in renal/vascular cell growth and fibrosis associated with diabetes and hypertension. He has also investigated the role of obesity and diabetes in the pathogenesis of fatty liver disease.