Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Receives Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium Pilot and Feasibility Award

Yoshiharu Muto, recipient of PKD RRC award

WashU Nephrology congratulates Yoshiharu Muto, MD, PhD, Instructor of Medicine, for being selected to receive a Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Resource Consortium (PKD RRC) Pilot and Feasibility Award for his project titled “Defining GPRC5A as a Therapeutic Target for ADPKD.”  He is one of six 2024 PKD RRC awardees.  

Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the PKD RRC is a national consortium that strives to advance discovery in the field of PKD by promoting innovation and resource sharing.

The $63,500 award (total costs for one year) supports the development of innovative and high impact projects broadly related to the study of PKD and has the possibility of renewal for a second year.

“This grant provides an amazing opportunity for early-career scientists who want to start the research for polycystic kidney disease and contribute to the PKD research community.”

Yoshiharu Muto

Dr. Muto joined our division in 2018 as a researcher in the laboratory of Division Chief, Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine, and joined our faculty in 2023.  He was recently awarded a Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant by the KidneyCure Transition to Independence Grants Program, a foundation of the American Society of Nephrology (see more here).

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