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.
The Division of Nephrology is dedicated to developing lasting treatments for the most serious kidney diseases affecting children. Children's researchers in nephrology investigate the vascular component of the immune response with an eye toward new immunosuppression protocols. The Division has developed the largest and most active kidney transplant clinical trials group in the country in order to transfer such discoveries from the bench to the bedside.
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.
|Rannar Airik, PhD
||Mouse models of cystic kidney disease
|David Briscoe, MD
|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
|Heon Yung Gee, MD, PhD
||Function of RHO GTPase in podocytes, nephrotic syndrome
|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