Rei Bufi

Postbaccalaureate Fellow

Researches the role of the NBL1 gene in kidney phenotypes

I am a post baccalaureate fellow studying the role of the NBL1 gene in kidney phenotypes, as I prepare for my future education goal of obtaining an MD/PhD dual degree.

Elevated levels of NBL1 have been seen in patients with end stage kidney disease, however little is known about its function in general, and even more specifically how the gene affects kidney disease. I am currently investigating the cause-effect relationship of the NBL1 gene and kidney disease. My goal is to shed light on the phenotypes of mouse models as influenced by NBL1.