Research > Faculty By Clinical Interest > Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Pathology and Immunology
wohl clinic 8843
Office: (314) 454-8728
Lab: (314) 454-8464
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Our main objective is to delineate molecular and genetic events underlying organogenesis, injury, repair and regeneration. We use glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF)-RET receptor tyrosine kinase signaling as a paradigm,genetically defined mice (signaling mutants, reporter strains and conditional mice) as disease model systems and bioinformatics to understand the fundamentals of how this pathway regulates normal and pathological processes. We then aim to translate these discoveries to bedside using patient specimens and available “omics” technologies to validate and glean insights into molecular and genetic basis of the underlying disease. The major focus is on development and diseases of the urogenital and the nervous systems.

Editorial Responsibilities

2009 - PresentPeer ReviewerKidney International
2009 - PresentPeer ReviewerJournal of Clinical Investigation
2007 - PresentPeer ReviewerStem Cells
2007 - PresentPeer ReviewerAmer. Journal of Human Genetics
1999 - Presentpeer reviewerJ.Histochem. & Cytochem.

Service to the Department

2010 - PresentNephropathologist Search Committee
2009 - PresentResident Recruiting
2007 - PresentKidney Translaional Research Core

Service to the University

2008 - PresentLecturer and Lab, 2nd year Medical School Renal Pathology
2008 - PresentDiscussion Leader, MCB 5068
2008 - PresentPharmacogenomics committe
2008 - PresentInternal grant reviewer, HOPE Center for Neurological Diseases
2008 - PresentLecturer, resident and fellow conferences
2007 - PresentCo-Director, Kidney Translational Research Core
2004 - 2004Lecturer, Strategies for Successful Grant Proposals, Workshop #3

DBBS Graduate Program Affiliation

Developmental Biology
Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Clinical Interest

Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - Renal Pathology
Laboratory and Genomic Medicine - Molecular Pathology