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Welcome to the Rao Lab

We study pathogenic mechanisms to find cures for kidney diseases

Reena Rao portrait in labReena Rao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Jared Grantham Kidney Institute
Nephrology and Hypertension & Cancer Center
Office Phone: 913 945 6885


Join Us!

If you are interested in joining our lab to perform research in kidney diseases, please directly contact Reena and send a current CV.

Graduate Students

Current KU Medical Center IGPBS students from Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Programs, come meet us to learn more about our work. Rotation topics will be derived from the lab projects described, based on your interests. 

‚ÄčPostdoctoral Research Fellows and Nephrology Clinical Fellows

Highly motivated postdoctoral and clinical fellows with expertise in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and mouse related studies are encouraged to apply.  

International Trainees/Visiting Scientists with Scholarship/Funding

We welcome international students who are funded by an overseas research fellowship and  wishing to join our lab as visiting scientists/trainees.

Undergraduate Students

Students interested in performing biomedical research are welcome to join our Jared Grantham Kidney Institute’s summer program. Visit the Kidney Institute's website to learn more.

Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Nephrology & Hypertension Division
Mailstop 3018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160

Nephrology Fellowship
Transplant Fellowship

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