Molecular Pathology

Principal Investigator: 
Hanna Rennert, Ph.D.

Dr. Rennert's primary research interest is the genetics of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). In collaboration with researchers from The Rogosin Institute and Weill Cornell Medicine in NY we established in 2006 a genetic study for the identification of mutations in PKD1 and PKD2 genes in a cohort of patients with ADPKD, and to correlate this mutations with disease characteristics and patient phenotype.

This patient repository can then serve as a source of information regarding either the entire population, or subsets of patients with specifically targeted characteristics.

Active Projects

  • Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Data Repository. This repository was established to characterize and track progression of ADPKD phenotype, and to correlate phenotypes with PKD1 and PKD2 genotypes.
  • Pilot study of genetic changes associated with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. This research focuses on the identification of somatic PKD genes mutations in renal epithelial cells derived from patients with ADPKD.


PI: Hanna Rennert, PhD
Blumenfeld STARR Foundation

Lab Team

Molecular Pathology Lab Team

Contact Information

Hanna Rennert, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464
Surgical Pathology: (212) 746-2700