Division of Nephrology

Research Overview

The Division of Nephrology has long-standing strengths in patient oriented (clinical) and basic science research and education. The program under the leadership of Qais Al-Awqati, MB, ChB. (1976-2003, 2008-2013) and Donald Landry, M.D., PhD (2003-2008) historically excelled at benchside and translational research. The renal scientists in the Division of Nephrology have worked together for over a decade in shared laboratories and clinical spaces, publish in the highest impact journals such as NatureScienceCellMol CellDev Cell and the JCI and attend most national or international meetings as speakers or chairs of sessions.

Faculty in our division are engaged in both lab or patient-oriented research, many of whom have R01 funded-programs. Recent graduates of our renal fellowship program are funded by K-23 and various internal pilot awards. Six Nephrology faculty members have either completed a formal curriculum in Patient-Oriented Research through the Columbia CTSA or hold a Masters degree in Epidemiology or Public Health.

We also collaborate with several other faculty members outside of nephrology, who bring diverse expertise that spans the full spectrum of research in Precision Nephrology. They hold joint appointments across multiple departments, including: The Department of Biomedical Informatics, the Center for Translational Immunology, the Department of Pathology, The Department of Genetics and Development, the Department of Systems Biology, the Center for Behavioral and Cardiovascular Health, the Department of Physiology, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health.