Our Laboratory

About Us

From 2016, our lab is placed at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Chile. Our commitment is to do research in basic nephrology with a highest standard possible and in an excellent work ambiance.

Research

Our main objective is to integrate immunological concepts in nephrology in order to understand the progression of chronic kidney disease and high blood pressure.

Publications

The communication of our research in scientific events, press, and scientific journals is essential for the promotion of the knowledge and to take care of renal health.

So How Does It Work?

In vivo Experimental Models

In vivo Experimental Models

We work with different models in experimental animals, from simple procedures to kidney transplant. We perform physiological procedures to determine renal function in real-time. All animal experimentations are in accordance with national and international ethical guidelines and are approved by ethical committees.

Cell Culture

Cell Culture

We mainly work with primary cultures of renal medulla cells and immune cells (macrophages and dendritic cells), from Wild Type mice and transgenic mice. In addition, we perform different analysis by flow cytometry.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology

We analyze the abundance of different genes by quantitative RT-PCR from tissues, blood cells and cells in culture. Currently, we analyze urine biomarkers from patients underwent kidney transplant

Biochemistry Analysis

Biochemistry Analysis

We perform biochemical studies, such as ELISA or Western Blot, or enzymatic reactions in order to determine renal function in our experimental models (plasma creatinine and urea).

Workbench Area

Workbench Area

Exclusive area where we perform experimental procedures for processing and obtaining samples, and for analyzing with different cellular/molecular biology biochemistry techniques.