DIVISIONS/UNITS/CENTRES

Research
Our research interests include both basic science and clinical topics. The former theme aims to elucidate the pathogenic mechanisms in common or important kidney diseases such as lupus nephritis, diabetic nephropathy, and IgA nephropathy. The latter focuses on advancing treatment to achieve better clinical outcomes including kidney and patient survival.

Research topics in our Division include:
Research Themes Principal Investigators
Lupus Nephritis
· Novel immunosuppression and advances in clinical management
· Immuno-pathogenic mechanisms focusing on intra-renal inflammation and fibrosis
Professor Tak Mao CHAN
Dr Susan YUNG
Dr Desmond YAP
Diabetic Nephropathy
· Role of Toll-like receptor 4 in disease pathogenesis
· Pathogenic role of proximal tubular epithelial cells in diabetic nephropathy
Professor Sydney TANG
Dr Joseph LEUNG
IgA Nephropathy
· Glomerulopodocytic-tubular communication
· Immunomodulatory agents
Professor Sydney TANG
Dr Joseph LEUNG
Peritoneal Dialysis
· Mesothelial cell biology and function
· Peritoneal membrane inflammation and fibrosis
· Biocompatibility of peritoneal dialysis fluids
Professor Tak Mao CHAN
Dr Susan YUNG
Dr Wai Kei LO
Dr Sing Leung LUI
Dr Angela WANG
Dr Terence YIP
Dr Cindy CHOY
Dr Desmond YAP
Dr Joseph LEUNG
Kidney Transplantation
· Viral hepatitis infection
· Immunosuppressive therapy
· Recurrent glomerular diseases
Professor Tak Mao CHAN
Dr Cindy CHOY
Dr Desmond YAP
Cardiovascular Complications
· Cardiovascular disease and vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients
· Cardiovascular-parathyroid interactions
Dr Wai Kei LO
Dr Angela WANG
Sleep Apnea and Kidney Disease
· Clinical studies on sleep apnea in dialysis or CKD patients
Professor Sydney TANG
Proteoglycans and Matrix Proteins
· Role of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans in tissue inflammation and fibrosis
· Fibronectin isoforms in epithelial-to mesenchymal transition
Dr Susan YUNG
Professor Tak Mao CHAN
Traditional Chinese Medicine
· Integration with Western medicine in the management of chronic kidney disease
Dr Sing Leung LUI

Nephrology