Jia Fu

Jia Fu

ISN-KI Early Career Researcher: Basic Science

The ISN-KI Early-career Researcher Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2022.

Dr. Jia Fu was named one of the ISN-KI Early Career Researchers for Basic Science for her paper, The single-cell landscape of kidney immune cells reveals transcriptional heterogeneity in early diabetic kidney disease.

Dr. Fu received her medical degree at Wuhan University and master of science degree at Nanjing University in China. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship training at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in New York, USA. She is currently a tenure track Assistant Professor and researcher in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her major research interest has been in the field of exploring pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease by utilizing molecular profiling of specific cell types in murine and human kidneys. Her lab is currently deploying cutting-edge technologies to deeply understand cell type specific response and cellular crosstalk after kidney injuries, in particular, single cell RNA-seq and spatial transcriptomes. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed papers in these fields.

The ISN-KI Early Career Researchers will be acknowledged in the Editors’ Pick of ISN Journals: KI and KIR session taking place Saturday, April 1, 2023, 08:30-10:00 Bangkok time, in MR 110 ABC.