Basic and Translational Science

Didactic Training in Basic and Translational Research

The Division espouses a curriculum for research training based on well-defined and well-supported pathways in a variety of disciplines.  Training is usually centered within an individual laboratory similar to doctoral or post-doctoral training. In addition to laboratory training, research fellows will participate in weekly lab meetings, monthly basic/translational research-in-progress seminar, and a bi-monthly mentoring meeting developed specifically for this cohort. For a nephrology fellow performing basic/translational research, the fellow and his or her Oversight Committee members will devise a training plan consisting of research projects and graduate-level didactic coursework.

We recognize that an important component of basic science training for our trainees is the laboratory environment for postdoctoral research. Faculty in the division of nephrology study molecular physiology, stone disease, uremia and transplant immunology. Fellows are not limited to division faculty as primary research mentors and have access to the basic science research community including the entire Stanford University School of Medicine and the natural sciences departments at Stanford University.  Stanford University is widely regarded as one of the premier research and teaching institutions in the world and should fulfill the research training needs of all of our nephrology fellows.  Moreover, there are more than 30 specialized research institutes, core facilities and programs in which adult and pediatric nephrology trainees might participate. Interdisciplinary Institutes of Medicine at Stanford include the Center for Biomedical Ethics, the Cancer Institute, the Cardiovascular Institute, the Neurosciences Institute, the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection. Additional multi-disciplinary programs such as the Bio-X program are emblematic of Stanford’s efforts to facilitate collaborative scientific discourse across the University. Bio-X investigators include faculty from the School of Medicine, as well as Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry.

Basic Science Extramural Funding Opportunities

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • NIH F32 / T32
  • American Heart Association
  • Larry Hillblom Foundation (diabetes research)

Basic / Translational Science Extramural Funding Opportunities

  • Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • A.P. Giannini Foundation
  • McCormick Fellowship
  • Walter and Idun Berry Fellowship
  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
  • Translational Research and Applied Medicine (TRAM) Fellowship
  • Children’s Hospital Research Institute (CHRI)

Jonathan Maltzman, MD, PhD

Director of Basic Research