Researchers

The dedicated individuals who have made it their career to research polycystic kidney disease have a variety of expertise and focus areas.

The PKD Foundation to invest nearly $5 million to fund treatment studies and research for a cure over the next two years

Read the exciting announcement from PKD Foundation of its nearly $5 million investment to fund research over the next two years.  Funding this research leads to further understanding of polycystic kidney disease and will lead to more treatments and eventually a cure.  

2019 Kaplan Award Press Release

Read more about the PKD Foundation presenting the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement to two esteemed researchers in Melbourne, Australia.

PKD Foundation research grants program - 2014 project summaries

To support work being done to find treatments and a cure, we have awarded 15 research grants to PKD researchers. We will spend nearly $2.4 million over the next two years (2014-16) on these grants.

Drug repurposing

Drug repurposing is the process of developing new uses for existing drugs or drug candidates. This takes advantage of work that has been done for a different treatment use, thereby decreasing development costs and time to launch.

Tissue donation

Our tissue donation program provides patients with an avenue to contribute to the advancement of our understanding of PKD. We coordinate donations of discarded PKD kidneys to research labs across the country.

ARPKD genetics

Learn about the genetics of ARPKD and how children can inherit this disease from their parents.

ADPKD genetics

Learn about the genetics of ADPKD and how children can inherit it from their parents.

Milestones in PKD research

Follow the timeline of research accomplishments due to PKD Foundation funding and involvement.