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Irene Chernova, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

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Irene Chernova, MD, PhD



Irene Chernova, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine who's studying the role of B cells in lupus nephritis in the Craft laboratory. Dr. Chernova received her MD and PhD in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania and then completed her Internal Medicine and Nephrology fellowship training at Yale New Haven Hospital. The Craft lab allowed her to combine her interest in clinical kidney disease and love of kidney physiology with her training in Immunobiology and tackle questions regarding immune cells survival in the inflamed kidney. Specifically, Dr. Chernova is interested in how the unique ionic environment of the kidney influences the survival and function of infiltrating lymphocytes as well as broader questions concerning ion-immune cell interactions which she hopes will form the foundation of her independent laboratory.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2015)
  • MD
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (2015)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Iva Dostanic, MD, PhD, Physician-Scientist Trainee AwardYale Department of Internal Medicine2023

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