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Expanding the therapeutics pipeline in nephrology.


The Northwestern University George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Center (NU GoKidney)

NUGoKidney is a kidney research center that aims to empower kidney research by providing advanced physical science technologies and resources. The focus is on advancing therapeutic delivery and discovering new treatment targets in specific kidney cell types, with an emphasis on real-time monitoring. This initiative is supported by strong collaborations between Northwestern University’s various institutes and the University of Southern California.

NU GoKidney is supported by the award U54 DK137516-01 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, within the National Institutes of Health.

Our Mission

The mission of our kidney research core is to advance kidney research by providing cutting-edge technologies and resources. This initiative focuses on enabling breakthroughs in therapeutic delivery and target discovery, with an emphasis on understanding and treating kidney diseases more effectively.

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What Is nephroHUB?

nephroHUB is the online portal that serves to convene investigators across institutions to achieve the center’s goals.

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