Maryam Afkarian, M.D., Ph.D.

Maryam Afkarian
  • Depner Endowed Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine
451 Health Sciences Drive (GBSF), Room 5317
Bio

Research Interests

Dr. Afkarian's research group is interested in understanding molecular mechanisms of diabetic kidney disease (DKD) with the ultimate goal of developing new diagnostic and therapeutic tools. To this end, we use all the tools in translational investigation toolbox- epidemiologic studies of human data to understand DKD natural history, proteomic analysis of human biofluids and kidney tissue to find implicated pathways and interventional studies in humans with DKD to examine diagnostic and therapeutic impact of intervention on implicated pathways.