Scientists from multiple disciplines met in Austin to attend the State-of-the-Science Kidney Summit. Participants formed The Whole Kidney Research Community and identified Phase One Strategic Research Goals to tackle the challenges associated with regenerating or engineering a kidney for transplantation.The Summit was led by Dr. Thomas Carroll of UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dr. Leif Oxburgh of the Maine Medical Research Institute. Sam gave a presentation covering some of the challenges faced in cell engineering for organ replacement.

Dr. Andrew McMahon (University of Southern California), Dr. Samantha Morris (Washington University in St. Louis), Dr. Lloyd Cantley (Yale University), Dr. Iain Drummond (Harvard University).