Unfiltered Topics: Long-Term Kidney Toxicity In Pediatric Cancer Survivors and Novel Therapeutic Intervention
Emily Steinbach is a third-year PhD candidate in Biomedical Science studying under the mentorship of Dr. Douglas Spitz, Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Lyndsay Harshman, Pediatrics. She attended the University of Iowa where she obtained her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Her research focuses on investigating oxidative metabolism in the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children. Emily is also interested in understanding how metabolic disruptions leading to CKD effect neurocognition in these children. By studying this, she hopes to see better medical, educational, and psychological outcomes for the pediatric CKD population. In addition to studying kidney disease, Emily sits on the Board of Directors for The TRIPP Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting children and families with kidney disease and chairs Comfort4Kidneys, a support group for children with CKD. Outside of her academic life, Emily loves spending time with her fiancé, Daniel, and their black lab, Annie. She is also involved in Veritas Church and enjoys running, working out, and eating Oreos.