Current Projects

Our current laboratory research projects include:

  • Identification of a subset of T cells that prevents autoimmune renal disease (membranous glomerulonephritis)
  • Development of a vaccine that protects against membranous glomerulonephritis
  • Expansion of regulatory T cells to prevent autoimmune renal disease
  • Finding novel regulatory T cells in tolerant kidney transplants
  • Identification of gene mutations in children with kidney tumours
  • Description of the prevalence of kidney disease in Australia and New Zealand
  • Testing of children for nephrotic syndrome using new techniques.