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Kidney Week

Translational Session

We Discovered Some Genes and Loci, Now What? Applied Genomics in Nephrology

October 24, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

Increasingly high-throughput genomic technologies, paired with their decreased costs and the development of powerful analytic methods, have resulted in a rapid increase in genomic discovery. Knowing these genes and regions of the genome associated with kidney diseases and traits, the next step is to figure out how to translate these genetic maps to mechanisms and medicines. Through the lens of applied genomics, this session focuses on how we are taking these genetic hits to the bench, clinical trials, and the clinic to enable better health for people with kidney diseases.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Identify how we can use single-cell technologies to infer mechanism by which genetic changes lead to disease
  • Describe how knowledge of the genomic basis of kidney diseases can lead to targeted therapeutics
  • Appraise the role of genetic testing in the design and interpretation of clinical trials
  • Develop guidance on how to operationalize clinical genomic testing

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys


  • Moumita Barua, MD
  • Opeyemi A. Olabisi, MD, PhD


  • Single-Cell Genomics to Screen and Dissect Genomic Hits
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, FASN 
  • Operationalizing Genomic Testing in the Nephrology Clinic
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Catherine Quinlan, MD 
  • The Value of Being Genomically Aware in Clinical Trials and Longitudinal Cohort Studies
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Afshin Parsa, MD, MPH, FASN
  • The Present and Future of Genomically Inspired Therapeutics
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Anna Greka, MD, PhD