PKD Connection Blog

In the world of kidney care, research and education, the biggest event of the year is the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week. The conference, held in November in San Diego, drew 13,000 attendees from 100 countries, and featured nearly […]

Now that you have recovered from eating and shopping, it’s time for another holiday tradition – #GivingTuesday! A global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday is your chance to support a cause you’re passionate about. Support PKD Foundation this #GivingTuesday to […]

​We get a lot of questions from patients about the genetics of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). ​How do family members get PKD? What is the difference between PKD1 and PKD2 and how do I know what type I have? ​ Should I […]

My name is Demetri Maxim and I am a PKD researcher in Jing Zhou’s lab at Harvard Medical School. I am also a high school senior at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and I recently set up my own lab […]

On our PKD journey, patients and researchers search for many answers, all with the common goal of discovering a cure. We patients may search to find out why we have this disease, what we can do to lead the healthiest […]