Kidney diseases researcher

A kidney diseases researcher examines cells using a microscope.

Mayo Clinic nephrology and hypertension scientists are at the leading edge of research in the causes, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. They are nationally and internationally recognized for contributions to advancing care and rapidly bringing proven innovations to people who need them. Mayo Clinic is also home to the Robert M. and Billie Kelley Pirnie Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center.

Research areas at Mayo Clinic include:

  • Identifying the genes for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and the devastating infantile form, autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
  • Identifying the mechanism that drives progressive renal damage
  • Discerning why long-term kidney disease leads to cardiovascular disease and death
  • Calcification of blood vessels in the heart
  • The role regenerative medicine may play as a therapy for chronic kidney disease
  • Comparing treatments for renal artery disease and their long-term outcomes
  • Studying the impact of home pressure monitoring on long-term control of blood pressure

For more information, see the Nephrology and Hypertension research website.

Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group

Doctors in Nephrology and Hypertension participate in the Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group. They develop and conduct studies aimed at improving treatment of people with renal parenchymal diseases.


See a list of publications about nephrology and hypertension topics by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Laboratories that research nephrology and hypertension

Research Profiles

Oct. 06, 2020