U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Kidney Diseases Branch

Jeffrey B. Kopp, M.D., Chief


Kidney Diseases Section

Jeffrey B. Kopp, M.D.

We study the genetics, pathophysiology, and treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and immunologically-mediated glomerular diseases.

Polycystic Kidney Disease Laboratory

Gregory Germino

We study the function of PKD genes, the pathophysiology of cystic disease and the molecular processes that regulate tubular morphology.

Renal Diagnostics and Therapeutics Unit

Robert Star

We conduct clinical and laboratory studies on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention on acute kidney injury in man and in experimental animal models.