Giulia Spennati

With an ISCRM fellowship, Giulia Spennati, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Freedman and Fu Lab, aims to identify the molecular and mechanical mechanism leading to podocyte injury in kidney organoids exposed to hyperglycemic conditions. The long-term goal is to develop a human kidney organoid model of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) to assess the risk of progression and test treatment responses.