Gilbert Moeckel, MD, PhD, FASN

Professor; Director, Renal Pathology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory; Director, Renal & Genitourinary Fellowship Program

Research Interests

Acute Disease; Chronic Disease; Diabetic Nephropathies; Fibrosis; Stem Cell Niche; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Health Care

Public Health Interests

Biomarkers; Diabetes; Genetics; Heart Disease; Kidney Disease

Research Organizations

Pathology: Moeckel Lab | Pathology Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

My lab studies the molecular mechanisms of fibrosis in the kidney and factors that lead to progression of fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. We are also studying the role of adult stem cells in repair of acute kidney injury.

Extensive Research Description

The following projects are currently ongoing in the Moeckel lab:

1. Role of intrinsic progenitor cells/pericytes in tubular injury repair

2. Epigenetic mechanisms of Diabetic Nephropathy progression

3. Role of inorganic phosphate in vascular stiffness

4. Aldosterone-dependent mechanisms of fibronectin synthesis in kidney fibroblasts.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Gilbert Moeckel, MD, PhD, FASN
Patient Care Locations
Yale PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale PathologyYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste East Pavilion 2-631

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Location
Department of PathologyBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 165

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
310 Cedar Street
PO Box 208023

New Haven, CT 06520-8023

Curriculum Vitae

Moeckel Lab


This image shows a necrotizing lesion in a human glomerulus, which is the main filtration structure in the kidney. These lesions need to be treated promptly or the patient may loose all kidney function.