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Vijayakumar Kakade, PhD

Research Scientist, Internal Medicine (Nephrology)

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Vijayakumar Kakade, PhD



Dr. Kakade received his Ph.D in Biochemistry from University of Mysore, India. After completing his Ph.D, he entered a postdoctoral training at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, where his research focused on defining the candidate signals and sensors that regulate cell activation states in polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Kakade joined Yale University in 2016 where he established his research on the delineating the role of macrophages in cystogenesis in polycystic kidney disease and application of Imaging Mass Cytometry to understand the cell-cell interactions and cellular response involved in pathogenesis of human kidney diseases.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Mysore, Biochemistry (2013)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
CSIR-Senior Research FellowCouncil of Scientific and Industrial Research2008

Professional Service

Frontiers in MedicineReviewing Editor2021 - Present
Journal of Biomedical NanotechnologyReviewer2018 - Present
Journal of KidneyEditorial Board2018 - Present

Departments & Organizations