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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

From the Lab to the Clinic: iPSC-Derived Organoids and Therapeutic Discovery

November 04, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

Organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have been touted as a new tool that will empower novel insights and therapeutic discoveries across many kidney diseases. This session discusses how close we are to this becoming a reality.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe kidney organoids as a technological tool
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this model system
  • Explain how kidney organoids can be used to develop therapeutics

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys
  • Cell and Transport Physiology


  • Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Jennifer L. Harder, MD


  • New Advances in Bioprinting of Organoids
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Melissa H. Little, PhD
  • Building a More Perfect Organoid: To the Ureteric Bud and Beyond
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ryuichi Nishinakamura, MD, PhD
  • Organoids for the Study of Genetic Kidney Diseases
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Benjamin S. Freedman, PhD
  • Pioneering Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Studies in Transplanted Kidney Organoids
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Peter H. Mundel, MD