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Dr. Aoife Waters

Dr. Aoife Waters is a specialist in children’s kidney disease with 20 years of working in tertiary paediatric centres in Ireland, UK and Canada and within Nephrology, for 15 years.

Research interests include molecular mechanisms pertaining to development and disease with an emphasis on defective glomerular permselectivity and childhood glomerular disorders.

A combinatorial approach is employed and utilises genetic tools that encompass next generation sequencing strategies with complementary in vivo (human biological samples, inducible transgenic murine models), in vitro (primary human cell culture, shRNA systems) and ex-vivo approaches to investigate podocyte injury.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/child-health/research/developmental-biology-and-cancer/developmental-biology-birth-defects/kidney-development