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Ricardo Laboratory

Kidney Regeneration and Stem Cell

Welcome to the Ricardo Lab

Our research focuses on the development of stem cell-based therapies and/or therapeutic factors that may repair damaged kidneys and prevent or reverse the progression of chronic kidney disease.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, a member of the Development & Stem Cells Program and the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.

Professor Sharon Ricardo

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

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Our research

Kidney disease is a widespread and debilitating health issue facing millions of people worldwide. The progression to end-stage renal disease is now a critical health issue where the incidence is rising rapidly at a rate of around 6-8% per year. Our research focuses on the development of stem cell-based therapies and/or growth factors that may repair damaged kidney tissues and reverse the development of scarring, thereby reducing the need for kidney dialysis or organ transplantation.

  • Kidney stem cells and organoids to model inherited kidney disease

  • New cell and drug delivery systems to reverse diabetes

  • Developing targeted therapies to reduce fibrosis and promote kidney regeneration

Lab members

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