Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

Research Opportunity

The Prince Of Wales Hospital - Renal Unit

The Prince of Wales Renal unit conducts general nephrology, dialysis and transplantation. The unit actively participates in basic and clinical research. Our areas of interest include studies into Acute Kidney Injury, chronic renal scarring and various clinical trials for dialysis and transplant patients. The Prince of Wales Hospital is associated with UNSW and we enrol graduate students via the Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW.

Basic Science Research

Professor Zoltan Endre leads studies into biomarkers in acute kidney injury. His interests include characterising the use of novel biomarkers in detection and intervention in AKI in toxic (including cisplatin, pesticides, envonomation) and ischaemic injury (including cardio thoracic surgery, ICU patients and renal transplantationand ). Basic science studies include molecular and cellular characterization of injury and biomarkers in various rodent models.

Dr Erlich s work focuses on basic science studies of the innate immune system in acute and chronic renal injury. In particular the role of protease activated receptor signalling in various forms of acute and chronic renal injury. Particular areas of interest include renal ischaemia-reperfusion injury and its role in renal transplantation. We have used rodent models to understand cellular and molecular pathways that may be important with a view to establishing potential therapeutic targets to reduce reperfusion injury.

Clinical Science Research

People interested in potential research positions should contact the unit.

Contacts

Professor Zoltan Endre
P : (02) 93824447
F :
E : z.endre@unsw.edu.au

Dr Jonathan  Erlich
P : (02) 93824447
F :
E : j.erlich@unsw.edu.au

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