PKD Connection Blog

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 […]

Written by guest contributor David A. Baron, Ph.D. Published September 10, 2019 Not long after I joined the PKD Foundation in 2015, I was made aware of an exciting news release from the Critical Path Institute (C-Path). They had formed […]

Joe Hallisey

Written by guest contributor Matthew Hallisey Published August 27, 2019 “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” — Ellis Boy “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman) in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) My father Joe suffers from polycystic kidney disease. More precisely, he suffers […]

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 […]

Walk for PKD — Twin Cities The first fall Walk for PKD event is just around the corner. Throughout the country, participants are breaking in their walking shoes and beginning this year’s fundraising efforts. In preparation, we caught up with […]