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August 2016


Jacqueline Ho, MD, MSc is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Nephrology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree of at the University of Western Ontario (Canada). She trained in pediatrics at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia (Canada) and subsequently in pediatric nephrology at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. 

The leading cause of chronic kidney disease and renal failure in children is abnormal development of the kidney and urinary tract. Thus, her research program is focused on understanding the role of microRNAs in kidney development and disease.  Her laboratory has recently shown that microRNAs are involved in regulating the proliferation and survival of nephron progenitors in the developing kidney, which has important implications for congenital nephron endowment and subsequent kidney health in children and adults. Dr. Ho's research is currently funded by an R01 and R00 grant from the NIDDK and a March of Dimes Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award. She currently chairs the Research Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

View Dr. Ho's articles in PubMed