Research feature photoThe UCSF Division of Nephrology has a longstanding international reputation for excellence in research. The UCSF Division of Nephrology has been at the forefront of seminal advances in all areas of Nephrology including physiology, cellular transport, dialysis and epidemiology of chronic kidney disease. Our faculty and fellows continue in this mission in basic science, clinical and translational research activities.

Our division is extremely successful in obtaining grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as private foundations. We are committed to training the next generation of researchers to continue to make innovative contributions to the study of Nephrology to ultimately improve clinical care for our patients.

We have had a nephrology T32 training grant for 47 years. In 2023, we were awarded a new five-year U2C/TL1 training grant with 4 pre-doctoral slots and 12 post-doctoral slots. Dr. Elaine Ku is contact PI for the U2C and Dr. Chi-yuan Hsu is the contact PI for the TL1. This new multidisciplinary training program spans UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis and Stanford and supporting trainees in nephrology, non-malignant urology and non-malignant hematology. More information about the LAUNCH program is available here: Learners to LeAders in Urology, Nephrology, and non-Cancer Hematology (LAUNCH) Program | launch (