Research Fellows

The Nephrotools ITN has 13 Early Stage Researchers. Click on the fellow name to see their biography.

Name Host Project


Ilaria Santeramo (ESR1)

University of Liverpool, UK Generation and characterisation of human infant KSPCs.


Shikhar Aggarwal (ESR2)

University of Turin, Italy Generation and characterisation of human infant KSPCs.


Chiara Mari (ESR3)

University College, London, UK Generation and characterisation of human infant KSPCs.


Klaudia Dziedzic (ESR4)

Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel Generation and characterisation of reprogrammed human KSPCs.
We are very sad to note the passing of Klaudia in May
2015.


Valentina Magno (ESR5)

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany Development of biohybrid hydrogels for directed differentiation of established KSPCs from adult human kidney.


Heather Weber (ESR6)

The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany Investigating the ability of novel biomaterials to regulate the differentiation of KSPC lines derived from various sources of human renal tissue.


Agnès Tort (ESR7)

University of Liverpool, UK Investigating the pharmacological properties of KSPC-derived PTCs.


Elli Papadimitriou (ESR8)

University of Turin, Italy Investigating the pharmacological properties of bioproducts from kidney stem/progenitor cells.


Pedro Pinto (ESR9)

Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands - July 2015 moved to University of Utrecht, Netherlands Investigating the functionality of KSPC-derived PTCs.


Fanny Arcolino (ESR10)

Katolieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium Investigating the functionality of KSPC-derived podocytes.


Stefania Geraci (ESR11)

Heidelberg University, Germany Development of a novel electronic system for measuring the GFR in rodents, especially mice.


Jiaguo Huang (ESR12)

Heidelberg University, Germany Investigating the ability of KSPCs to promote recovery from experimentally-induced CRD in rodents and further Development of a novel fluorescent Sinistrin molecule for applications in renal medicine.


Isabel Hopp (ESR13)

Biomer Technology Ltd, Runcorn, UK Development of polyacrylate biomimetic materials for directed differentiation of established KSPCs from adult human kidney.


Andrew Gallagher (ESR14) (now completed)

Spheritech Ltd, Runcorn, UK Development of macroporous materials for directed differentiation of established KSPCs from adult human kidney. Andrew's work on the project is now completed.


Zeneida Herrera (ESR15)

Heidelberg University, Germany Investigating the ability of kidney stem/progenitor cells (KSPCs) to promote recovery from experimentally-induced renal disease in rodents.