He is the Director of the MGH Program in Membrane Biology, and Associate Director of the MGH Center for Systems Biology. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on intercalated cells, which are the pro-inflammatory cells involved in AKI. He has over 380 publications (h-index 85), and is the current Editor in Chief of Physiological Reviews, the world’s leading physiological journal.
He was chair of the NIH “kidney” grant reviewing study section from 2011-2014, and is the current President of the American Physiological Society. His honours include numerous named lectureships, mentoring awards, membership of Academia Europaea (the European Academy of Science), and an honorary degree from his alma mater UEA Norwich (UK) for his contributions to cell biology and physiology.