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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Kidney Architecture: Building Blocks and Organization

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

Location: Simulive

Session Description

This session focuses on how the kidney assumes its form, which is essential for its physiological function.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Define the principles underlying radial growth of the human kidney
  • Describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling kidney organogenesis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys


  • Jordan A. Kreidberg, MD, PhD
  • Lori L. O'Brien, PhD


  • Morphogenetic Drivers of Kidney Architecture
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Ian Smyth, PhD 
  • Cell Types and Patterning Functions of the Kidney Interstitium
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Thomas J. Carroll, PhD
  • Formation of the Kidney Lymphatic System
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    David A. Long, PhD
  • Structural Malformations: Mouse Models of Vesicoureteral Reflux
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Indra R. Gupta, MD