Basic and Translational Research
The Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension has world-renowned researchers in basic and translational science. There are extensive opportunities for training in basic science research within the Division. Our basic science research efforts focus on acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease, glomerular disease, vascular biology, cell biology, vascular calcification, transplantation, hypertension, obesity and kidney fibrosis.
The research is performed in state of the art facilities in approximately 18,000 square feet of laboratory space in the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. The renal labs are equipped for cell culture, protein purification, molecular biology, animal models of renal disease and imaging. Each of the faculty has operating research laboratories. Funding from the NIH, VA, American Heart Association, Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and private contributions supports these endeavors.