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Akio Kobayashi PhD

Medicine/Nephrology
Assistant Professor

Email: akiok@uw.edu | Phone: 206.543.0451


Our lab is studying on how diverse cell types specialized for different physiological functions are generated during kidney development. Manipulation of such regulatory mechanisms should enable creation of necessary cell types for novel regenerative therapy, which will ultimately eliminate the need of dialysis and kidney transplantation in patients with kidney diseases.