U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deborah Hoshizaki
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-7712
Email: hoshizakid@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • ProfessorUniversity of Nevada1999–2008
  • Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Illinois1987-1996
  • Postdoctoral FellowDepartment of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine1983–1987
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral FellowDepartment of Molecular Biology, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland1981–1983
  • Ph.D.University of California at Berkeley1981

Deborah Hoshizaki, Ph.D.

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

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As director of kidney and urology programs in the areas of developmental biology, regeneration, and aging, I am responsible for administering a grant portfolio on basic cellular, molecular, and genetics of normal development, maturation, and aging of the kidney and lower urinary tract and associated systems, including the immune system, vasculature, and nervous system.  Also included are studies on the basic science of normal repair and the progression to maladaptive repair and regeneration of the kidney and organs of the lower urinary tract (bladder, prostate, etc.) and associated systems.

My interests lie in studies that focus on:  

  1.  Fundamental developmental mechanisms of the kidney and lower urinary tract organs, especially innervation, angiogenesis, and the population of said organs with immune cells
  2. Tissue differentiation leading to physiological function and environmental interactions that lead to congenital abnormalities or alterations in physiological capacity
  3. Cellular response to injury or aging and the transition from normal repair to maladaptive repair, and the regeneration processes that include re-establishment of the vasculature and innervation and repopulation of immune cells 

I direct several consortia:  the Urology Research Centers program; the GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) which facilitates research in the murine and human urinary tract development through the assembly of a molecular atlas of the developing kidney, bladder, and prostate; Rebuilding a Kidney Consortium, which is informing the best strategies for generating nephrons for clinical use.

​Research Programs

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

Kidney Developmental Biology and Aging
The NIDDK Kidney Developmental Biology and Aging program supports basic research on the developing and aging kidney

Pediatric Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Pediatric Kidney Disease program supports interventional, epidemiological, descriptive, or natural history studies of children with acute or chronic renal diseases

Pediatric Urology
The NIDDK Pediatric Urology program supports interventional, epidemiological, descriptive, and natural history studies of children with noncancerous urologic disease

Urologic Disease Centers
The NIDDK Urology Disease Centers enhance and extend the effectiveness of research related to noncancerous urologic dysfunction by encouraging collaboration among investigators from relevant disciplines

Urology Basic Research
The NIDDK Urology Basic Research program supports basic and translational research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying noncancerous urologic disease and its progression

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

Urology Developmental Biology and Aging
The NIDDK Urology Developmental Biology and Aging program supports basic and translational research on the developing and aging lower genitourinary tract