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Abstract: INFO10

The George M. O’Brien Kidney Center at Yale

Session Information

  • Informational Posters
    October 25, 2018 | Location: Exhibit Hall, San Diego Convention Center
    Abstract Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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  • Aronson, Peter S., Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The goal of the George M. O’Brien Kidney Center at Yale is to facilitate translational and clinical research that will advance the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases. The Yale O’Brien Center provides investigators with access to specialized services not otherwise routinely available to support their research:

1. Animal Physiology and Phenotyping Core: Patricia Preisig, Director; Heino Velazquez, Associate Director.
The Animal Physiology Core provides specialized services and training for assessing renal function and blood pressure in small animals. Its services include clearance studies in anesthetized animals, perfusion fixation for histology studies, serum and urine electrolyte and creatinine assays, blood gas acid-base parameters, balance studies in metabolic cages, circadian rhythm studies in light-tight caging, acute blood pressure measurements in anesthetized mice, and chronic awake blood pressure measurements by radiotelemetry.

2. Disease Models and Mechanisms Core: Stefan Somlo and Lloyd Cantley, Co-Directors.
The Disease Models Core provides users with ready access to unique mouse models, associated cell line resources, and advanced human translational technologies. Its services include bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) recombineering and transgenesis, support for CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing for mouse line production, support for kidney cell line production by genome editing or from mutant mice, and support for targeted protein-based interrogation of human urine and kidney biopsy samples.

3. Human Genetics and Clinical Research Core: Shrikant Mane, Stefan Somlo and Chirag Parikh, Co-Directors; F. Perry Wilson, Deputy Director.
The Human Genetics and Clinical Research Core provides services and training to enhance translational studies in kidney disease. Its services include patient DNA extraction and archiving, high throughput SNP genotyping, whole exome capture and sequencing, additional next generation sequencing technologies, and bioinformatics support. Its clinical research services include protocol development, patient recruitment, sample processing, biobanking, access to archived samples from NIH studies, multiplex assays for biomarkers, extraction and analysis of electronic health record data, and biostatistical support.

NIH-funded investigators with interest in using these core facilities should access the Center website for additional information:


  • NIDDK P30DK079310