U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Krystyna Rys-Sikora
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-451-4770
Email: ryssikok@niddk.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • Scientific Review OfficerCSR, NIH2004-2009
  • Research AssociateUniversity of Maryland Medical School2001-2004
  • Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of Rochester1997-2001
  • Ph.D.University of Maryland Medical School1997

Krystyna Rys-Sikora

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities and Activities

As director of the Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease programs, my responsibilities include overseeing a portfolio of research on these and related disorders.  These research programs focus on the causes, pathogenetic mechanisms, and pathophysiology of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in humans and animal models.  Other topics in my portfolio include podocyte biology, renal conditions associated with hypertension, mitochondrial energetics, cellular signaling, and imaging techniques.  I also am the Kidney T32 program director.  I serve as project leader for the Kidney Research National Dialogue Project, an interactive web-based dialogue to identify critically important research questions and future scientific opportunities, and I am a point person for cloudstorming/ideation efforts at the NIH.

​Research Programs

Acute Kidney Injury
The NIDDK Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying AKI and its progression

Chronic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression

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

End-Stage Renal Disease
The NIDDK End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology of kidney failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease leading to kidney failure

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 Inflammation and Inflammatory Diseases
An NIDDK program that advances research on both normal and pathologic renal processes involving immune- or inflammatory-mediated mechanisms

Current Committee Memberships

  • KUH Social Media Working GroupMember
  • Citizen Science Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK Fibrosis Initiative Working GroupMember
  • New PI WorkshopMember
  • ASN-AKI Advisory BoardMember
  • Kidney Research National DialogueProject Leader