Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group

About the Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research Group

White blood cells are central to the development of severe forms of human glomeraula inflammation. They are also increasingly recognised as important in acute kidney (renal) injury, a common complication of hospital stays that increases the chance of a poor clinical outcome. Studies of human kidney biopsies and immune cells, as well as relevant animal models, help define the critical molecular steps in the induction of these types of injury and provide novel therapeutic targets for new and less toxic therapies.

In our bid to identify potential therapeutic targets, the overall aim of our group's research is to further our understanding of:

  • Key events in the generation of nephritogenic immune responses
  • Autoimmunity as it pertains to the kidney
  • Effector responses in the kidney.

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Group Heads

Richard Kitching

Professor Richard Kitching (Head)
Richard.Kitching@monash.edu

Stephen Holdsworth

Professor Stephen Holdsworth (Deputy Head)
Stephen.Holdsworth@monash.edu

Our staff

Meet the Autoimmune Kidney Disease and Vasculitis Research team.