PhD MD TRR219-associated students

Katja Ermert

PhD student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen Institute of Pathology - Medical Clinic II

 

Project title: Characterisation or renal microvasculature in chronic kidney disease

PI: Peter Boor, Jürgen Floege

In renal fibrosis, the pathologic hallmark of chronic kidney disease (CKD), peritubular capillaries (PTC) undergo ultrastructural and functional alterations and show increased permeability and rarefaction. The analyses of these alterations on morphological, molecular and functional level, the focus of our project, could bring novel insights into the pathophysiology of kidney disease progression.