UC-CCHMC PKD Researchers Team
We are a team of scientists who are working to cure PKD. Brian Siroky, Ph.D., Lu Lu, M.S., Nolan Pachciarz, M.S., (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center), Brad Dixon, M.D., (University of Colorado at Denver), Nancy Kleene, Ph.D., Gillian Bryant, and Steve Kleene, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati) have been collaborating to find a cure for PKD for eight years. We recently received a pilot grant from the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Hepatorenal Fibrocystic Diseases Core Center (Funded by the National Institutes of Health). We will use this money to test a new idea about how to slow cystic growth in PKD.
Steve and Nancy just returned from an intensive (~12 hrs/day for 5 days) meeting with over 150 other PKD researchers. We answered questions; we asked questions. We exchanged data; we discussed problems. New collaborations were established. Controversies (we sometimes disagree) were confronted. There are several potential drugs in the research pipeline. It was inspiring. This meeting was sponsored in part by the PKD Foundation (your donations) and several researchers funded by the PKD Foundation (again, your donations) presented data.