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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Alternative Animal Models of Kidney Development and Repair

November 03, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: WF1 Tangerine, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

Animal models provide an important avenue for understanding human development and disease. Although major advances have come from mouse and induced pluripotent stem cell models, there are limitations in these systems that can be addressed through alternative animal models. This session explores monkey, fish, frog, and spiny mouse models for kidney development and repair.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain the advantages of different model systems for kidney development and regeneration
  • Outline the uses of the macaque in modeling human lateral branch morphogenesis
  • Describe zebrafish nephrogenesis
  • Discuss the use of the spiny mouse in kidney regeneration

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Genetic Diseases and Development


  • Iain A. Drummond, PhD
  • Leif Oxburgh, PhD, DVM, FASN


  • Rhesus Macaque as a Model for Human Lateral Branch Nephrogenesis
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Meredith Posner Schuh, MD
  • Spiny Mouse as a Model for Kidney Regeneration
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Daryl M. Okamura, MD
  • Using Zebrafish to Model Kidney Development
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Rebecca A. Wingert, PhD
  • Using Frogs to Understand Cystic Kidney Disease
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Oliver Wessely, PhD