Division of Nephrology

Sanna-Cherchi Lab

ENVISIONING SCIENCE-BASED PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH GENE DISCOVERY AND FUNCTIONAL MODELING

Lab overview

The main focus of our lab is to identify genes and associated biological pathways that underscore the development and progression of congenital kidney disease.

 

Lab Members

Faculty

Simone Sanna-Cherchi, MD

Principal Investigator Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Nephrology

Scientists

Jeremiah Martino, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Yask Gupta, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Juntao Ke, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

TBD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Bioinformaticians

TzeYin (Joanne) Lim, MS

Bioinformatician

Technicians & Students

Qingxue Liu

Research Worker

Gina Jin

Lab Technician

TBD

Research Worker

TBD

Research Worker

Members-at-Large and Lab Alumni

Dina Ahram, PhD

Adele Mitrotti, MD

Rik Westland, MD, PhD

Zonghai Yan, PhD

Studies & Eligibility

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Contact Us

The Kidney Genetics Clinic utilizes a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and genetic counselors, as well as state of the art diagnostic techniques, to provide comprehensive genetic services for adult patients with rare and inherited forms of kidney disease.

These services include: Comprehensive medical evaluation for genetic forms of kidney disease

  • Ordering and interpretation of genetic test results
  • Pre-and post-genetic testing consent and counseling
  • Guidance for medical management and follow-up care
  • Referrals to other medical specialists to help address the unique medical needs of our patients
  • Genetic counseling and testing for at-risk family members
  • Genetic counseling and testing for living kidney donors

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Research Studies

If you are interested in participating in our research studies or have any questions, please contact us at cpmg_info@cumc.columbia.edu.

Research Positions

We have pre- and post-doctoral positions available for highly qualified candidates interested in mammalian genetics and genomics. Prior experience in molecular genetics, statistics or bioinformatics is preferred. for inquiries, please email cpmg_info@cumc.columbia.edu by including your CV.

Donations

You can support our research program by making a tax-deductible donation. You will receive a thank-you letter confirming receipt of your contribution.

For more information about donations, please contact us at (212) 851-5556 or email Ali Gharavi.

To donate, please make a check payable to “Columbia University Division of Nephrology” and note separately the Researcher or Faculty member in whose name you wish to make the gift.

For other inquiries

Simone Sanna-Cherchi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
ss2517@columbia.edu or cpmg_info@cumc.columbia.edu