2013 NephCure Award Recipient
NephCure Foundation-ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grant
Jeffrey Hodgin, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Michigan
Deep sequencing and cross-species analysis of the glomerular and podocyte transcriptome in FSGS
This investigator employs a systems approach to identifying key molecular pathways in the glomerulus (filtering unit of the kidney) and the specialized epithelial cells called podocytes. Dr. Hodgin uses high throughput genetic screening techniques to determine which proteins that are coded for from genetic material in a mouse model of FSGS are actually turned on. He uses highly sophisticated computer programs to analyze the results of the animal model and hypothesize which might be the most relevant pathways in human FSGS disease.