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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Single-Cell Signature of the Diabetic Kidney

November 05, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

Single-cell analysis is becoming one of the most widely used techniques in experimental nephrology. The molecular signature of podocytes, tubular cells, and mesangial cells across species in the context of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) has allowed for the identification of cell-specific pathways and therapeutic targets. This session moves from single-cell players to a more social kidney environment, where cell specificity allows for building more functional societies.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the single-cell signature of clinical DKD
  • Discuss the contribution of tubular cells to DKD
  • Describe the contribution of mesangial cells to DKD
  • Discuss the role of single-cell RNA sequencing in precision medicine approaches

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • John Cijiang He, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Tobias B. Huber, MD, FASN


  • Single-Cell Transcriptomic of Clinical Diabetic Kidney Disease
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Parker C. Wilson, MD, PhD
  • Proximal Tubular Cell Metabolism in Diabetic Kidney Disease
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Poonam Dhillon, PhD
  • Cell-Specific Target Identification by Single-Cell RNA Sequencing
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Andrey S. Shaw, MD
  • Single-Cell RNA Sequencing and Precision Medicine
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Viji Nair