PKD Connection Blog

Our Chief Scientific Officer David Baron, Ph.D. recently attended American Society of Nephrology’s Kidney Week 2017. The annual meeting brings together 13,000 kidney professionals across the globe, providing opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn about the latest scientific and medical advances, and […]

An investigational drug being developed for the treatment of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) has received orphan drug designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lixivaptan is a potent, selective vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist which may delay […]

Dr. Ekaterina Marilovtseva is one of the four outstanding researchers selected for our 2017 PKD Foundation Fellowship Awards. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in biochemistry at Siberian Federal University (Russia), and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics at […]

Dr. Ashima Gulati is one of the four outstanding researchers selected for our 2017 PKD Foundation Fellowship Awards. She earned her medical degree from New Delhi, India and training in pediatrics and nephrology at University of Connecticut and Yale School […]

Dr. Yan Zhang is one of the four outstanding researchers selected for our 2017 PKD Foundation Fellowship Awards. She earned her B.S. in pharmacy at Sichuan University, a M.S. in pharmacology at Peking Union Medical College and Ph.D. in pharmacology […]

Dr. Sara Holditch is one of the four outstanding researchers selected for our 2017 PKD Foundation Fellowship Awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Microbial Biology from the University of California, Berkeley and completed her Ph.D. in Virology and Gene […]

In May, we announced four promising researchers as recipients of our 2017 PKD Foundation Fellowships. To give you a better understanding of how these researchers were chosen, our Director of Research and Education, Alexis Denny, sheds some light on the […]

You may have recently read our article featuring 2015 PKD Foundation Fellowship recipient, Whitney Besse, M.D., and her involvement in a new PKD and PLD study at Yale. We followed up with her to hear more about her work and how […]

Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving back. Our goal for the day is to raise $10,000, the amount needed to fund about six weeks of PKD research. Help us celebrate #GivingTuesday by making the PKD Foundation your charity […]

We are building significant momentum to bring treatments to patients. In five years, we have gone from one drug in clinical trials in the U.S. to five today. Four of these potential treatments are considered repurposed, which shaves off millions […]

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