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We have moved to University College Dublin in 2024!

The Malone Lab is a kidney research group with two main research interests; 1) Transplantation and 2) Nephrotic syndromes such as FSGS. I am a transplant/general nephrologist and physician-scientist and worked at Washington University at St Louis for 10 years prior to moving back to Dublin. The WU kidney transplant program is one of the largest in the USA.

In the Malone lab, our goal is to answer important clinical questions affecting  patients with transplants or nephrotic syndromes by applying modern experimental techniques to human samples. We use a multiomics approach which includes methods such as scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, CITE-seq and immune cell profiling as well as single cell imaging methods such as CODEX. We use a mouse model of transplant rejection to complement our human studies. We perform all our own computational analyses in house.

Kidney diseases such as antibody mediated rejection of the transplant and FSGS remain therapeutic challenges.  We couple genetics and bioinformatics approaches to investigate how such diseases occur with a view to understanding mechanism, uncovering new markers of disease and treatment targets.  

Our team was the first to publish on the application of single cell RNA-seq to human kidney transplant biopsy core samples.

We are now looking for new lab members. If you are interesting in working on single cell methods and computational analysis in transplantation or nephrology please email or DM me: andrew.malone@ucd.ie, @AndrewFMalone

Join our nephrology group @svuh and @UCDMedicine. We have active clinical, translational and basic research portfolios and a diverse clinical practice.

Just out today, #WorldKidneyDay2024 and start of the #AlportSyndrome Workshop in Cyprus, Open Access article: Alport syndrome and Alport kidney diseases – elucidating... : Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension @pongpratch

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