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Tufts University School of Medicine

Ron Korstanje

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Programs: Genetics
Laboratory: The Jackson Laboratory

Ron Korstanje

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Programs: Genetics
Laboratory: The Jackson Laboratory

Phone 207-288-6992
Campus: JAX - Bar Harbor, Maine

Education

  • BSc, Biochemistry, HZ University of Applied Science
  • MSc, Molecular Biology, Leiden University
  • PhD, Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University
  • Postdoctoral Training, The Jackson Laboratory, University of Groningen

Research synopsis

Our goal is to identify key genetic factors that contribute to the decline of function and damage in the aging kidney, to learn their role in the kidney, and to understand why variations of these factors lead to different outcomes. We do this by studying the natural genetic variation in mice and their association with different kidney phenotypes. Once causal genes are identified, we develop precision disease models for further study of the gene and to develop therapeutics that will slow down the decline of kidney function and development of disease.