Research Opportunity: Oxidative stress in kidney injury and fibrosis

Con­tact Name: Daryl Okamura, MD

Con­tact Email: daryl.okamura[at]

Depart­ment: Pediatric Nephrology


My lab has ongoing research projects in disease model research of kidney injury and fibrosis.  Our lab focuses on the role of oxidative stress and inflammation in the progression or recovery from kidney injury.  We use a combination of in vitro studies with in vivo disease models of human kidney disease in mice.  Students will be able to learn molecular biology techniques such as PCR, and various approaches to tissue analysis of injury such as immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy.


Coursework in Molecular Biology and related subjects. Strong interest in gaining laboratory research experience and able to commit at least 8 hours a week. Preference will be given to students willing to dedicate two or more years to working on a project.

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