Shamma Shakila Rahman

Shamma Rahman

Shamma Shakila Rahman

PhD in Cellular & Integrative Physiology 

American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship (2015-2017)

The American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship program provides research assistance and training to help students initiate careers in areas broadly-related to cardiovascular function, disease and stroke, or to related basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems.  Shamma Rahman was awarded a two-year AHA fellowship for her project, entitled “Regulation of urine volume and osmolality by EHD4.”  She plans to utilize EHD4 knockout mice and a renal collecting duct cell line in studies designed to elucidate the role of EDH4-dependent endocytic recycling of water channels and sodium transporters in the renal regulation of salt and water homeostasis.  Shamma earned B.Sc. and MS degrees at the University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) before enrolling as a PhD student at UNMC in the fall of 2013. She completed her dissertation research under the supervision of Erika I. Boesen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, receiving the PhD degree in May 2018.