U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Urology Genetics and Genomics

The Urology Genetics and Genomics program focuses on research that uses genetic and genomic approaches to understand the normal and pathologic functions of the urinary and urogenital tracts. It includes studies seeking to elucidate the heritability or molecular genetic basis of single-gene or genetically complex familial diseases in humans. This work includes studies that identify and characterize quantitative trait loci or modifier loci affecting single-gene traits in humans or animal models. The program advances studies of mutagenesis and mutant screens and genotype-phenotype correlations.

The research portfolio also includes work to develop statistical techniques for mapping genes contributing to complex traits.  Program-supported researchers may also develop high-throughput genomic and proteomic technologies and genomic tools for the creation of transgenic or knockout animals.


 NIDDK Staff

Rebekah Rasooly, Ph.D.Genetics and Genomics; Basic PKD


 Related Funding Opportunities

Posted DateTitleFull Announcement
10/7/2016BD2K Support for Meetings of Data Science Related Organizations (U13) (Summary) RFA-CA-16-020
8/24/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data (U01) (Summary) RFA-LM-17-001
8/16/2016Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Community-based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts (R24) (Summary) RFA-ES-16-010
8/10/2016BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25) (Summary) RFA-ES-16-011
8/8/2016NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25) (Summary) RFA-MD-16-002
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The resources listed below include reagents, data, protocols, etc. If you would like to utilize any of these resources, contact the person associated with the resource.


 Research Resources

Resource NameDescription
Diabetic Complications Consortium
The goal of the NIDDK-sponsored Diabetic Complications Consortium (DiaComp) is to foster communication and collaboration between investigator communities involved in complications research.  Toward this goal, DiaComp: (1) sponsors annual meetings in…
Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain Research Network

To help better understand the underlying causes of the two most prominent chronic urological pain syndromes—interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) and chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS)—the National Institute…

NIDDK Information Network

The NIDDK Information Network (dkNET), serves the needs of basic and clinical investigators by providing seamless access to large pools of data relevant to the mission of NIDDK. The goal of dkNET is to develop a community-based network for…

Rare Kidney Stone Consortium

The Consortium facilitates cooperative exchange of information and resources among investigators, clinicians, patients, and researchers in order to improve care and outcomes for patients with rare stone diseases.  The consortium promotes ready…

Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux

The purpose of this study is to learn whether all children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) should be treated with antibiotics. The study will tell us if prophylactic antibiotic treatment prevents urinary tract infections and renal scarring in…

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 NIDDK Active Trials in Urologic Disease

View related clinical trials from ClinicalTrials.gov.​


 Related Study Sections

Study sections conduct initial peer review of applications in a designated scientific area. View related study sections from the NIH's Center for Scientific Review.