Grabner Lab

MSRBII Rm 1045

Alexander Grabner, MD, Primary Investigator

Alexander Grabner, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Nephrology

​Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative

2 Genome Ct. Room 1015
Durham, NC 27710



Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, 2012 - 2016

Resident and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Experimental Nephrology, Munster University or University of Munster, 2009 - 2012

MD, Graz University of Technology (Austria), 2009

Ying Zhou 
Lab Research Analyst I

Ashlee Taylor
Non Duke Intern


The overall goal of my laboratory is to analyze molecular mechanisms that contribute to chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the cardio-renal syndrome. We are interested in characterizing novel signaling pathways that are involved in the development of cardiac remodeling and heart failure, inflammation and that are also linked to the progression of renal injury.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists for translational research in a clinical department will be key in order to advance our common understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease. Hence, my laboratory will always be open for residents, medical students and undergraduates, who are interested in basic science in general or in mechanisms of chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease in particular. Since I dedicate almost 100% of my effort to the research mission of the Division of Nephrology, I can contribute extensive mentoring and provide sufficient flexibility in order to ensure the successful implementation of every individual research project.