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, Ph.D.

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

Current Responsibilities & Activities

As director of the Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease Basic Science 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, fibrosis,renal hemodynamics; renal conditions associated with hypertension, kidney cellular signaling and crosstalk, lipid-mediated signaling, multi-omics studies, systems biology, and imaging techniques.  I also am the Kidney T32 program director and I serve as NIDDK Medical Student Research Training T32 Supplement Point Person.

​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 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

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

  • NIDDK Fibrosis Initiative Working GroupMember
  • KUH Kidney Precision Medicine Project - Tissue Interrogation SitesMember
  • NIDDK Single Cell Analysis Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK Training Directors Work GroupMember