Renal Cellular and Molecular Biology

DR. Burg'S LAB
The Renal Cellular and Molecular Biology Section is led by Dr. Maurice Burg. He invented a method to dissect viable renal tubules and perfuse them in vitro, which has been fundamental for our current understanding of how the kidney functions in health and disease. He is also investigating the mechanisms by which kidney cells protect themselves from the very high renal medullary interstitial concentrations of salt and urea that power concentration of the urine.