Keenan Research Centre

Scientist Profiles

Susan E. Quaggin

MD, University of Toronto


Scientist in the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Associate Professor (cross-appointment), Physiology, University of Toronto

Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Toronto

Scientist, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital

Clinical Specialty


Research Interests

Kidney development, podocyte, transcription factors, glomerular disease, branching morphogenesis, mouse genetics, molecular biology, gene targeting, Cre-loxP system, kidney disease

Research Activities

The research program of my laboratory uses complementary approaches of gene targeting and phenotype-driven screens in mice to identify novel interactions and genes in glomerular development and disease to identify targets for therapeutic intervention.

Selected Research

Link to Pub Med

Other Activities

  1. Co-editor, Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, Renal Physiology
  2. Expert Scientific Advisory Panel, Amgen
  3. Associate Editor, JASN
  4. Organizing Committee, Gordon Conference: Endothelial Phenotypes
  5. Chair, International Podocyte Meeting
  6. Elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI-USA)

Educational Activities

  • PSL 421: Sex and the Kidney: Intimate Relationships in Development, two hour lecture, year
  • MED GEN: Signalling and Development: two hour seminar, year
  • PSL: Perinatal Development, exchange course with Karolinska University, one hour lecture, mentor for graduate student/project
  • HMB 4099: Undergraduate course, two students, year
  • Chair, International Podocyte Meeting, CME


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