Current Pilot Projects

Pilot Project 1

The fate and function in capillary development of the peri-ureteric bud pericytes in the developing mouse renal medulla

Principal Investigator: Jing Yu, Ph.D. University of Virginia

PCEN Mentor: Ariel R. Gomez, M.D. Director, NIDDK Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology


Pilot Project 2

The role of Pappa2 in kidney development

Principal Investigator: Allen W. Cowley Jr, Ph.D. Medical College of Wisconsin

PCEN Mentors: Ariel R. Gomez, M.D. Director, &  Maria Luisa Sequiera Lopez, M.D. Co-Director, NIDDK Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology


Pilot Project 3

Rapid identification of master regulators of renin cell fate: from fish to mice

Principal Investigatos: Bernard V. Thisse, Ph.D. and Christine I. Thisse Ph.D. University of Virginia

PCEN Mentors: Ariel R. Gomez, M.D. Director, &  Maria Luisa Sequiera Lopez, M.D. Co-Director, NIDDK Center of Excellence in Pediatric Nephrology