Nephrology Labs

Duke campus



The Coffman Lab


Addresses issues relevant to disorders such as hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, transplant rejection, and autoimmune diseases.

The Crowley Lab


Explores the contribution of the immune system and inflammatory mediators to the progression of target organ damage in the setting of cardiovascular disease.

The Foster Lab


Focuses on autoimmune glomerulonephritis, a major cause of acute and chronic kidney disease worldwide.

 The Gbadegesin Lab

Gbad 150

Focuses on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of childhood onset nephrotic syndrome, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and vesicoureteric reflux (a common congenital malformation of the kidney and the urinary tract). 

 The Hall Lab


Focused on defining the molecular underpinnings of podocyte injury and dysfunction in nephrotic syndrome (NS) with a primary focus on focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

 The Luo Lab

Xunrong Luo

Interested in understanding the immunological underpinnings of transplant rejection.

 The Musah Lab


 Aims to understand how molecular and biophysical cues can function either synergistically or independently to guide organ development and function, and how these processes can be therapeutically harnessed to treat human disease.

 The Olabisi Lab


Focuses to delineate the mechanism by which kidney disease risk variants in APOL1 accelerate the progression of kidney disease in humans.

 The Souma Lab


 Studies the basic mechanisms of kidney injuries and repair.

 The Spurney Lab


Focuses on the role of G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) in regulating cellular physiology.

 The Wolf Lab


Focuses on the role of FGF23 in CKD and cardiovascular disease.

 The Yang Lab


Focuses on understanding the relationship between GPCRs (EP receptors) and hypertension pathogenesis.