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Predicting the future risk of chronic kidney disease in offspring of obese mothers with and without type 2 diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health burden driven mostly by obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 1/3 of diabetic patients are at risk of CKD progression for unknown reas more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Novel therapy to prevent and treat kidney fibrosis

Progressive kidney disease is a global health burden most commonly caused by diabetes and obesity, which are dramatically on the rise. In Australia, 1 in 3 adults are at risk of dev more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

• Targeting β-catenin/Foxo to maximize anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects while preventing profibrotic effects of TGF-β as a novel treatment of chronic kidney diseases.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

• Roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), E-cadherin, beta-catenin, transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), epithelial & endothelial –mesenchymal transition in pathogenesis of kidney fibrosis.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

The primary cilia in diabetic kidney disease: targeting the cellular antennas

This project explores the role of the kidney proximal tubule cell primary cilia in diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic kidney disease is a leading cause of end stage kidney disease, requ more...

Supervisor(s): Panchapakesan, Usha (Associate Professor)

Targeting Regulatory T Cells for the Treatment of Autoimmune Renal Disease

This project will investigate the role of regulatory T cells for the treatment of autoimmunity kidney disease.    more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander, Stephen (Professor), Wang, Yuan Min (Dr)

The role of key driver genes in the pathogenesis of acute renal allograft rejection

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor), Hu, Min (Dr)