U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Chris Ketchum

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-402-1411
Email: ketchumc@extra.niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Visiting Assistant ProfessorThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2003-Present
  • FellowshipThe Johns Hopkins School of Medicine1998-2003
  • Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biological PhysicsUniversity of Virginia1998

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As deputy director of the Division’s Basic Science program, I oversee basic and translational studies on the kidney, urinary tract, and disorders of the blood and blood-forming organs.  I also have three specific research programs:

  1. I direct the Division’s Renal Physiology program, which supports basic research on normal function of the mature kidney.
  2. I am project scientist for the NIDDK Diabetic Complications Consortium (www.diacomp.org) to investigate similar pathologic mechanisms of disease in different end organs of diabetes.
  3. I am project scientist for the NIDDK (Re)Building a Kidney Consortium (www.rebuildingakidney.org) to optimize approaches for the isolation, expansion, and differentiation of appropriate kidney cell types and their integration into complex structures that replicate human kidney function.

​Research Programs

Diabetic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Diabetic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic nephropathy and its progression

Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging
The NIDDK Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging program promotes the development of new technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of renal disease

Current Committee Memberships

  • KUH Program Project (P01/R24) Review CommitteeMember
  • KUH Scientific Conference (R13) Review CommitteeMember
  • NIDDK Genetics/Genomics Working GroupMember
  • NIH Diabetic Complications Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK Translational Research Working GroupMember