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Professor Richard Coward

Professor Richard Coward

Professor Richard Coward
M.B.,Ch.B., Ph.D.(Bristol), M.R.C.P.

Professor of Renal Medicine

Area of research

The molecular basis of kidney disease.

Dorothy Hodgkin Building,
Whitson Street, Bristol BS1 3NY
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 3117

Research summary

Our research interests are in two areas; glomerular biology and the molecular biology underpinning lower urinary tract issues such as kidney stones and congenital urinary tract obstruction. Our work is based on conditionally immortalised cells derived from different parts of the kidney (both glomeruli and tubular cells) from man and mouse. Additionally, we have recently developed a number of transgenic murine models to further our knowledge of the importance of signalling pathways in these areas of the kidney. In the glomerulus we are focusing on the role of insulin and insulin-like growth factor signaling to the podocyte as we think ...

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Richard did his undergraduate training at Bristol University and then specialised in Paediatrics gaining his MRCP in child health. His clinical training was undertaken in the South West of England, Great Ormond Street, London and the Starship hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. It was during this time that he decided to specialise in Paediatric Nephrology. In 2001 he was awarded a PhD fellowship funded by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Wellchild to study the molecular biology of the podocyte. In 2004 he was appointed as a Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at the Royal Hospital for Children in Bristol.  ...

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