Turgay Saritas is physician and scientist at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen in Germany. He studied medicine at the Charité University Berlin and graduated in 2012. During his time at the medical school, he has been working for several years in Berlin and Portland, Oregon, on a major novel insight regarding the complex regulation of renal salt transporters, in which he completed his M.D. thesis. He joined as a medical doctor and researcher the Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen, in 2012.
Turgay Saritas’s scientific interests range from physiological mechanisms of renal salt transporters and tubule remodeling to kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in rodents and humans. His work has been awarded with several prestigious prizes including the Rainer-Greger Award of the Germany Society of Nephrology, and has been supported by the Else-Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, RWTH Aachen and the German Research Foundation (DFG).