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Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Core

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PKD Research Biomaterials and Cellular Models Core


The PKD Biomaterials Core at KU Medical Center is the leading provider of human Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease research biomaterials in the United States and is a Core Resource for the PKD Foundation.

For Investigators

We provide human and animal PKD tissues and high quality biological materials to investigators and to assist in the development and use of PKD  cellular models to test specific hypotheses and evaluate drug effects.
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For Patients

We are dedicated to researching PKD to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure. If you are scheduled to have a PKD kidney removed, we hope you will consider donating this valuable specimen for medical research.
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Last modified: Sep 15, 2020
Contact Us
Drawing of PKD kidneyDarren P. Wallace, Ph.D.
913-588-3889 (office)
913-588-3811 (lab)
Our Partners

This research core resource is supported by grants from:

The PKD Foundation
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The KU Kidney Institute
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