Chronic Kidney Disease and Transplantation Research Group

About the Chronic Kidney Disease and Transplantation Research Group

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic syndrome is caused by the development of insulin resistance, which is normally a consequence of chronic obesity. Diabetes enhances the inflammatory response, causing additional tissue damage to a number of organs including the heart, kidney, eye and nervous system. We aim for a greater understanding of the inflammatory process during type 2 diabetes, and its complications.

Group heads

Associate Professor David Nikolic-Paterson

Kidney disease caused by type 2 diabetes is an emerging epidemic in the developing world. It accounts for 40 per cent of all cases, requiring dialysis or transplants as treatment. Yet many people are not aware that they may be in the early stages of the disease. A/Prof David Nikolic-Paterson is helping to find new ways to identify and treat the damage wrought on our kidneys.

Find out more about Associate Professor David Nikolic-Paterson.

Dr Gregory Tesch

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Our staff

Meet the Chronic Kidney Disease and Transplantation Research team.

Research interests

Research interests of the lab include:

  • Stress-induced Kinases in Renal Injury
  • Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Kidney Disease.

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