Research Focus at the KRC

USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center miroscope

UKRO board member Henry David takes a look inside the research center’s multiphoton confocal microscope, which will be used to examine the living kidney. Photo: USC

The scientists at the USC/UKRO Kidney Research Center are undertaking dynamic research and big data approaches to achieve breakthroughs. A short list of research focus areas includes:

  • Kidney Regeneration with Stem Cell Therapies (with the Broad Stem Cell Institute)
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
  • Hypertension
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Therapies to Protect Living Kidney Donors
  • Kidney Cancer


Learn more about the KRC and its objectives.


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