PKD Walk 2017
PKD Center participated in the annual PKD Walk organized by The PKD Foundation, the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for PKD to improve the lives of those it affects. The event was organized on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Artesani Park, 1255 Soldier’s Field Road, Brighton, MA 02135.
Bray Room at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
This symposium is organized by the Harvard Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research (Director, Jing Zhou). The Symposium will provide updates on the most recent advances in the cilia-PKD field and progresses made by members of the PKD Center at several Harvard Institutions in the past year and other distinguished investigators of the field.
The symposium will focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying PKD. Topics to be covered:
- Ciliary signaling in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
- What’s new in intraflagellar transport and ciliogenesis
- Global analyses of cystogenesis
- A new therapeutic target in the mTOR pathway
- Nephronophthisis, a ciliopathy?
- Segmented domain function within the cilium
- Polycystin and cilia
- TAME PKD Clinical trial of metformin in ADPKD
- Modeling polycystic kidney disease using stem cell technology
- Mitochondria and polycystic kidney disease
All undergraduate, graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical and research fellows, physicians and basic science faculty members who are interested in kidney disease, cilia or epithelial biology would benefit from attending this conference.
A copy of the scientific program can be found here.
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Dr. Friedhelm Hildebrandt for receiving the 2017 Alfred N. Richards Award from the ISN!
The 9th PKD Symposium Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join us and walk to cure PKD Sunday, September 20, 2015
Dr. Joseph Bonventre has been chosen to join the National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council (NDDKAC)
Vicente Torres and Jing Zhou recognized for advancing critical insight into polycystic kidney disease through research of excellence
Prize winners announced at ISN’s World Congress of Nephrology
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Friday, November 20th, 2015
Aldebaran Hofer, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, BWH and HMS:
“Compartmentalized cAMP signaling and PKD”
Jagesh V. Shah, Ph.D., Associate Professor, BWH and HMS:
“Systems Biology of Polycystic Kidney Disease”
Friday, October 9th, 2015
Yong Yu, PhD, Assistant Professor:
“Molecular mechanism of the assembly of PKD/TRPP receptor-ion channel complexes”
Friday, September 18th, 2015
Clapham lab: Julia Franca Doerner, Ph.D.:
“Recording from motile cilia”
Friedhelm lab: Tobias Hermle, M.D. :
“Is the Drosophila Nephrocyte a model for Nephrosis?”