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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Branching Out: How Does the Collecting Duct Form?

October 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

This session covers new developments in our understanding of the developmental processes controlling collecting duct formation in the kidney.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline the basic process of collecting duct formation
  • Describe the molecular mechanisms underlying control of collecting duct formation and how they are perturbed in congenital human disease

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys


  • Nuria M. Pastor-Soler, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Kameswaran Surendran, PhD


  • Mechanisms of Continual Growth of the Collecting System in Zebrafish
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Iain A. Drummond, PhD
  • Genetic Mechanisms Controlling Mouse Collecting Duct Growth and Branching
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Helen McNeill, PhD
  • Collecting Duct Growth and Branching in Human Organoids
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Ryuichi Nishinakamura, MD, PhD 
  • Genetics of Human Collecting System Development
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Adrian S. Woolf, MD