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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Nephrogenesis: New Concepts in Differentiation and Maturation

October 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

This session covers advances in our understanding of how nephrons are formed and patterned.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Outline the basic process of nephron formation
  • Describe the molecular mechanisms underlying control of nephron formation

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys


  • Cristina Cebrian Ligero, PhD
  • Oliver Wessely, PhD


  • Patterning the Zebrafish Pronephros: A Simplified Discovery Model for Human Nephrogenesis
    10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
    Rebecca A. Wingert, PhD
  • What Can the Organoid Tell Us About Human Nephron Patterning?
    10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
    Melissa H. Little, PhD 
  • Epigenetic Control of Differentiation
    11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
    Samir S. El-Dahr, MD