Basic Science Training in Nephrology

Basic science research training in nephrology spans the spectrum from tubule transport physiology to genetic diseases of the kidney and pathophysiology of glomerular, tubular, and vascular disorders. During their clinical year, trainees have the opportunity to hear both fellows and faculty present their research, and to meet individually with all research faculty, and thus identify the lab/mentor in which they are interested. They then work with that mentor to design their research project and with the senior faculty in the section to establish a Research Oversight Committee to ensure their overall success in meeting goals for their research training. 

Research mentors in adult and pediatric nephrology include:

Examples of mentors from outside of nephrology include Michael Caplan, Richard FlavellRuslan Medzhitov, Jordan Pober and Bill Sessa.

To enhance basic science training for our fellows, Yale has multiple core research facilities that provide expert training in basic science techniques, support for data acquisition and analysis, and pilot grant opportunities, including the George M. O'Brien Kidney Center at Yale, the Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research, the Program of Applied Translational Research, the Yale Center for Clinical Research, the Yale Transgenic Facility, and the Yale Center for Genome Analysis.