PKD Connection Blog

Published October 22, 2019 A few weeks ago, Nicholas Yee and his nearly 100-person team attended the Sacramento Walk for PKD. We spoke with the “PKD, You Kidney Me?” Team Captain about his recent diagnosis and experience with the PKD […]

Published October 3, 2019 Researcher: Yong Yu, Ph.D. | St. John’s University PKD Foundation (PKDF): How did you first get involved in PKD research? Yong: When I was working as a postdoc in Dr. Jian Yang’s lab at Columbia University, […]

Published September 26, 2019 Researcher: John Shine, Ph.D. | Garvan Institute, Australia PKD Foundation (PKDF): How did you first get involved in PKD research?John: My early work on cloning the insulin gene for treatment of diabetes led to a lifelong […]

Published September 13, 2019 Researcher: Robin Maser, Ph.D. | University of Kansas Medical Center PKD Foundation (PKDF): How did you first get involved in PKD research? Robin: During my postdoctoral training, which involved the study of small nuclear RNAs, my adviser started […]

Katharina Hopp, Ph.D., in lab

Researcher: Katharina Hopp, Ph.D. | University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Assistant Professor, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Program Katharina is a 2018 research grant awardee of the Dr. Vincent H. Gattone Research Award. PKD […]

Paige with friend at wrestling event

We sat down with Paige Trischler to learn what’s new in her world and how she navigates living with PKD as a teenager. PKD Foundation (PKDF)  Hi Paige! What’s new since the last time you shared your story with the PKD Foundation? […]

Whitney and an undergraduate student work together as part of an NIH program to encourage interest in kidney-urology-hematology research.

Researcher: Whitney Besse, M.D. | Yale University PKD Foundation (PKDF): How did you first get involved in PKD research? Whitney: During my clinical Nephrology fellowship, I chose to work with research mentor Stefan Somlo who studies PKD and had an […]