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Dr. Arlyn Garcia-Perez

Arlyn Garcia-Perez received her Ph.D. in 1984 under the direction of William L. Smith. The focusing on prostaglandin biochemistry in renal collecting tubule epithelia. During her studies, Arlyn pioneered the technique of immunodissection. A Senior Investigator and Section Chief in the Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Garcia-Perez is internationally acclaimed for her studies on osmotic regulation of gene expression by osmolytes, particularly as it relates to the function of osmotically responsive cells of the kidney. Since 1999, she has been Assistant Director for Intramural Research in the Office of the Director, NIH.