Kidney Disease

Iain A. Drummond, PhD

Iain A. Drummond, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

We study kidney organogenesis using the zebrafish to explore conserved molecular mechanisms underlying kidney cell specification, differentiation, and organ patterning. We also study organ pathologies that results from mutations in genes required for cilia biogenesis and function. These include kidney cystic disease, retinal degeneration and left-right asymmetry defects.