Kidney Disease

Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD

Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Bonventre is Chief of the Renal Unit and Director of the Bioengineering Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and has had a long-standing interest in various aspects of cellular injury and repair mechanisms in the kidney with a special emphasis on the role of inflammation, biomarkers and stem cells.

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.

Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD

Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School

The mission of the Humphreys Lab is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of kidney injury and repair and to translate this knowledge into new therapeutic strategies to treat patients suffering from kidney disease.