Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD

Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD

Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

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Core Usage and WUSTL Affiliations:

  • Genome Editing and iPSC Core (GEiC)
  • Genome Technology Access Core (GTAC)

Selected Grants and Awards:

  • American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • ASN Gottschalk Research Scholar Award
  • Re-Building a Kidney Consortium: NIDDK
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Using stem cells to understand kidney development and disease

The Humphreys Lab is developing new and innovative treatments to help patients with kidney disease. They are using human stem cells to generate kidney organoids in a dish, with a goal of one day transplanting them into patients with kidney failure. They also study the kidney’s ability to regenerate itself so that they can harness this ability for therapeutic uses. The Humphreys lab has recently undertaken an ambitious project to single cell sequence the entire human kidney to understand all of the cell types that are present and their contributions to health, regeneration, and disease

Recent Publications and News