Basic Science Research

The division and its affiliated faculty have strengths in several basic science areas. These include a strong interest in the evolving area of podocyte biology, molecular genetics of cystic disease and glomerulopathies, acute tubular epithelial cell injury, epithelial cell biology, signal transduction, lipid/phospholipase biochemistry and function, kidney development, smooth muscle biology and glucose transporters, and biomedical engineering.

Several of our faculty members have joint appointments in or close research relationships with the below divisions, departments, and centers:



Indicative of our outstanding basic science research, our division has held four consecutive five-year grants for our George M. O'Brien Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center. There are currently only eight O'Brien Kidney Centers in the United States, which are awarded to enhance research in an already strong group of investigators.

Faculty involved in basic science research: