Urology Genetics & Genomics
Genetics and genomics approaches to elucidate the normal and pathologic functions of the lower genitourinary tract.
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 Program Staff
- Christopher Mullins, Ph.D. Kidney and Urology Cell Biology
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Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)
NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
NIDDK Research Education Program Utilizing Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) - Generated Resources (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent Clinical Trial Optional)
HEAL Initiative: Non-addictive Analgesic Therapeutics Development [Small Molecules and Biologics] to Treat Pain (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
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NIDDK makes publicly supported resources, data sets, and studies available to researchers to accelerate the rate and lower the cost of new discoveries.
- Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing Clinical Studies to extend our knowledge of the diseases being studied by the parent study investigators under a defined protocol or to study diseases and conditions not within the original scope of the parent study but within the mission of the NIDDK.
- NIDDK Central Repository for access to clinical resources including data and biospecimens from NIDDK-funded studies.
- NIDDK Information Network (dkNET) for simultaneous search of digital resources, including multiple datasets and biomedical resources relevant to the mission of the NIDDK.
Additional Research Programs
NIDDK supports the training and career development of medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and physician scientists through institutional and individual grants.Learn about NIDDK Research Training Programs
The NIDDK offers and participates in a variety of opportunities for trainees and researchers from communities underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise. These opportunities include travel and scholarship awards, research supplements, small clinical grants, high school and undergraduate programs, and a network of minority health research investigators.Learn about NIDDK Diversity Programs
NIDDK participates in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs support innovative research conducted by small businesses that has the potential for commercialization.Learn about NIDDK Small Business Programs
Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding for pivotal clinical research, from preliminary clinical feasibility to large multi-center studies.Learn about Human Subjects Research
NIDDK provides funding opportunities and resources to encourage translation of basic discoveries into novel therapeutics.Learn about NIDDK Translational Research Opportunities
Meetings & Workshops
Supports researchers with tools to enhance scientific rigor, reproducibility, and transparency, and provides a big data knowledge base for genomic and pathway hypothesis generation.