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.University 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 run two 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).  There is strong evidence that diabetic complications are linked via dysregulation of common pathways.  We promote collaboration between research communities investigating similar pathologic mechanisms in different end organs of diabetes by organizing scientific meetings and funding new research activities.

​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 Basic Research
The NIDDK Kidney Basic Research program supports basic and translational research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease 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