Nephrology

Research

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Division: 
Nephrology
Director: 
Fangming Lin, MD, PhD
Email: 
fl2300@columbia.edu
Phone: 
(212) 305-0793
Administrator: 
Tina Rosengarten
Phone: 
(212) 305-9717
Fax: 
(212) 342-0518

Clinical and Translational Research

  • Stem Cell Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury This project combines stem cell biology with translational research to investigate the potential of using stem cells to treat acute kidney injury. The future goal is to develop safe and effective treatments for human kidney disease. (NIH/NIDDK, R01DK083411). Fangming Lin, MD, PhD
  • Role of Autophagy in Kidney Tubular Atrophy Urinary tract obstruction during kidney development can result in kidney malformations, kidney tubular atrophy and renal failure. The aim of this study is to test whether autophagy (self-eating of the cell) plays a role in obstruction-induced tubular atrophy in mouse models. Understanding the mechanism of tubular atrophy will guide our future development of strategies to prevent and/or slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease. (March of Dimes Research Grant, 6-FY11-311).  Fangming Lin, MD, PhD
  • Phenotype-genotype Correlations in Congenital Aanomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT) This project is to study the entire spectrum of CAKUT and gain insights into phenotype-genotype correlations, prognostic factors and the possibility of developing better and less invasive diagnostic tests. Patricia Weng, MD
  • Neurocognitive and Neuropsychiatric Functioning in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease: The purpose of this study is to evaluate risk factors for and determinants of neurocognitive and psychosocial outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease. It is part of the NIH multicenter Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study. Amy Kogon MD, MPH