Robert A. Fenton

Robert A. Fenton

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Aarhus University
Faculty of Health
Department of Biomedicine
3 Wilhelm Meyers Alle
Aarhus 8000, Denmark

T: +45 87167671
F: 45 871 50201 

Robert A. Fenton received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Manchester, UK and undertook the majority of his postdoctoral training at the Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Metabolism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA. For the last 15 years he has conducted research at Aarhus University, Denmark, where he is currently Professor of Molecular Cell Biology and leader of a membrane protein research group and research center. He is recognized internationally as a major contributor to the core knowledge base of renal epithelial cell physiology and nephrology and has made landmark achievements in the field of urea transporters, aquaporin water channels and various renal cotransporters. Prof. Fenton’s current research uses a systems biology approach to unravel the role of various renal membrane transport proteins in the control of blood pressure and water balance. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his scientific accomplishments are recognized by numerous competitive national and international awards from the Renal Section of the American Physiological Society and the Nordic research community, including the Anders Jahre Prize for Young Researchers and the Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science Elite Research Prize.


  • Effect of furosemide on body composition and urinary proteins that mediate tubular sodium and sodium transport-A randomized controlled trial.
    Frank Holden M, Oczachowska-Kulik AE, Fenton RA, Bech JN. Physiol Rep. 2021 Jan;8(24):e14653. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14653. [Article]

  • Genetic deletion of connexin 37 causes polyuria and polydipsia.
    Xue J, Thomas L, Dominguez Rieg JA, Fenton RA, Rieg T. PLoS One. 2020 Dec 17;15(12):e0244251. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0244251. eCollection 2020. PMID: 33332450 Free PMC article. [Article]

  • Regulation of the Renal NaCl Cotransporter and Its Role in Potassium Homeostasis
    Hoorn EJ, Gritter M, Cuevas CA, Fenton RA. Physiol Rev. 2020 Jan 1;100(1):321-356. doi: 10.1152/physrev.00044.2018. PMID: 31793845 Review. [Article]

  • SUMOylation Landscape of Renal Cortical Collecting Duct Cells
    Wu Q, Aroankins TS, Cheng L, Fenton RA. J Proteome Res. 2019 Oct 4;18(10):3640-3648. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.9b00306. Epub 2019 Sep 18. PMID: 31502464 [Article]

  • Rapid Aldosterone-Mediated Signaling in the DCT Increases Activity of the Thiazide-Sensitive NaCl Cotransporter
    Cheng L, Poulsen SB, Wu Q, Esteva-Font C, Olesen ETB, Peng L, Olde B, Leeb-Lundberg LMF, Pisitkun T, Rieg T, Dimke H, Fenton RA. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Aug;30(8):1454-1470. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018101025. Epub 2019 Jun 28. PMID: 31253651 [Article]

  • Protein Phosphatase 1 Inhibitor-1 Mediates the cAMP-Dependent Stimulation of the Renal NaCl Cotransporter
    Penton D, Moser S, Wengi A, Czogalla J, Rosenbaek LL, Rigendinger F, Faresse N, Martins JR, Fenton RA, Loffing-Cueni D, Loffing J. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 May;30(5):737-750. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018050540. Epub 2019 Mar 22. PMID: 30902838 [Article]

  • Proteomic approaches in kidney disease biomarker discovery
    Fenton RA. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2018 Dec 1;315(6):F1817-F1821. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00421.2018. Epub 2018 Sep 19. PMID: 30230371 [Article]

  • The thiazide sensitive sodium chloride co-transporter NCC is modulated by site-specific ubiquitylation
    Rosenbaek LL, Rizzo F, Wu Q, Rojas-Vega L, Gamba G, MacAulay N, Staub O, Fenton RA. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 11;7(1):12981. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-12819-0. PMID: 29021560 [Article]

  • NaCl cotransporter abundance in urinary vesicles is increased by calcineurin inhibitors and predicts thiazide sensitivity
    Tutakhel OAZ, Moes AD, Valdez-Flores MA, Kortenoeven MLA, Vrie MVD, Jeleń S, Fenton RA, Zietse R, Hoenderop JGJ, Hoorn EJ, Hilbrands L, Bindels RJM. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 21;12(4):e0176220. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176220. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28430812 [Article]

  • In Primary Aldosteronism, Mineralocorticoids Influence Exosomal Sodium-Chloride Cotransporter Abundance
    Wolley MJ, Wu A, Xu S, Gordon RD, Fenton RA, Stowasser M. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Jan;28(1):56-63. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2015111221. Epub 2016 Jul 5. PMID: 27381844 [Article]