Nephrology Fellowship Research

All fellows pursue scholarly projects under the guidance of experienced and accomplished mentors in clinical, translational and basic research. The experience provides the fellow with lifelong skills in clinical investigation, molecular biology, developmental and cell biology, gene therapy, genomics, or transplant immunology that will be beneficial regardless of the ultimate career path chosen. Fellows who wish to pursue careers in clinical research may also take courses in clinical research methodology through the Mount Sinai Clinical Research Training Program which is supported by an NIH-funded K30 Clinical Research Curriculum Award. Over the past 8 years, our Fellows have published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and our recent graduates have been highly successful in competing for NIH mentored career physician scientist development awards (K08 and K23). Our success in training Fellows to become successful physician-investigators is rivaled by very few US programs.

Basic Science Research Opportunities

  • Podocyte cell biology
  • Experimental Glomerular Disease
  • Mechanisms underlying Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Nucleic acid transporter characterization
  • Systems biology in kidney fibrosis and diabetic nephropathy
  • Transplant immunology
  • Genomics of Chronic Allograft Nephropathy
  • Pathogenesis of HIV-induced kidney disease
  • Mechanism of Tenofovir-induced renal injury
  • Cortical duct epithelial transport

Clinical and Translational Research Opportunities

  • Biomarkers in acute kidney injury
  • Risk factors for diabetic nephropathy progression
  • Anemia management with erythropoietin stimulating agents
  • Advanced glycosylation end products as cardiovascular risk factors in CKD
  • Kidney disease in HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Health equity research
  • Social determinants of health research
  • Big data and machine learning
  • Genomics of kidney diseases

Click here to take a look at a partial list of our fellows’ most recent publications and presentations.