Gerhard H. Giebisch, M.D., professor emeritus and senior research scientist in cellular and molecular physiology, received the John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology at its annual meeting in November. Giebisch, a pioneer in the use of cellular and molecular approaches to elucidate mechanisms of electrolyte pathophysiology, is the first Yale faculty member to receive the Peters Award.
Established in 1983, this annual award is named for one of the fathers of the discipline of nephrology. Peters spent his entire faculty career at Yale, and was chief of the metabolic division in the Department of Medicine from 1922 to 1955.
Giebisch studied kidney functions at the micro level. He considers the kidney one of the body’s most complex control organs.