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The mission of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease (VCKD) is to advance medical and biological research by providing the scientific community with standardized, high quality phenotyping services for models of kidney disease and to provide experimental platforms to test potential therapeutic interventions. By broadening the availability of sophisticated in vivo and in vitro phenotyping, we hope to help investigators identify and study new models and treatment options that will lead to an improved understanding and treatment of these complex diseases.

The VCKD provides kidney phenotyping resources for the Vanderbilt community and for interested researchers at other institutions worldwide. A range of complex examinations used to characterize kidney physiology and pathophysiology are available on a fee-for-service basis. Researchers from other institutions will be able to ship mice to Vanderbilt in order to perform these assays. In addition, a number of VCKD training programs will facilitate the dissemination of expertise to other institutions by providing training in the use and application of a number of these assays for interested researchers. Four specific biomedical research cores have been assembled to provide these services. These include:


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Last updated on 2017-11-01 Moderated by Mark de Caestecker