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Nephrology Research

Boston Children's Hospital's Division of Nephrology's Research Program is involved in both basic and clinical research in transplantation biology, renal development, and nephrotic syndrome, particularly focal glomerulosclerosis and autosomal recessive polycystic disease of the kidney.

Recognizing that developmental anomalies are responsible for over 50% of the causes of kidney failure in children, the division has assembled a very large developmental and regenerative biology team. And, in order to take advantage of the remarkable breakthroughs of modern genomics, Nephrology is developing a pharmacogenomics group.

Featured researchers in the Division of Nephrology hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School.

David Briscoe, MD Transplant rejection
Paolo Fiorina, MD, PhD Diabetes and diabetic nephropathy
Markus Frank, MD Human P-glycoprotein, ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, stem cell, cancer stem cell biology
William Harmon, MD Pediatric kidney transplantation
Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
Genetic causes of kidney disease
Jordan Kreidberg, MD, PhD Stem cells for kidney failure
Soumitro Pal, PhD Signal transduction pathways in renal injury, renal inflammation, and post-transplantation cancer
Valerie Schumacher, PhD Podocyte biology and glomerular kidney disease
Brian Wilson, PhD  Immune pathways and cancer stem cells, reversing chemotherapy resistance
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