Associate Professor of Medicine (Research)


Rujun Gong, MD, PhD is currently Associate Professor and Director of Kidney Research at the Nephrology Division of Brown Medical School. Dr. Gong earned his MD and PhD degrees from Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. The Research Institute of Nephrology at Nanjing University is the largest and premier clinical and investigative nephrology program in China. There, he received systemic and intensive residency training in internal medicine and renal fellowship training in both clinical nephrology and molecular nephrology. After that, he completed his research fellowship training at Brown and was recruited to the Faculty of Medicine at Brown in 2004. Dr. Gong's research interests center on pathogenesis and therapy of glomerulopathies, in particular podocytopathies and nephrotic syndrome; and pathogenic mechanisms of renal fibrogenesis and inflammation. His other research interests include epistasis in common kidney diseases; immunopathogenesis of lupus nephritis; and mechanisms of acute and chronic kidney injury, repair and regeneration. His research has been well funded by National Institutes of Health, private foundations and industry, and has been very active and productive with over 70 original scientific publications as well as book chapters and patents.

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