Benjamin Freedman, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Nephrology

Faculty Information

Biography
Education & Training: 
Post-doctoral Training
Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
2014
PhD
University of California
Berkeley, CA
2009
Honors: 
UW Dept of Medicine Fialkow Scholars Award
2020
Career Development Award, NIH/NIDDK
Young Investigator Grant, National Kidney Foundation
Top Oral Abstract by Trainee, ASN Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA
Research Excellence Award, Research Day, Brigham and Women's Hospital
National Research Service Award, NIH/NIDDK
Teaching Effectiveness Award, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Contact
Mailing Address: 
University of Washington
850 Republican Street
Box #358056
Seattle, WA 98109
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
The goal of our research is to create laboratory models of kidney disease and regeneration using human pluripotent stem cells. Current research projects include:
  • Bioengineering functional human kidney tubules from stem cells
  • Modeling polycystic kidney disease using human pluripotent stem cells
  • Podocyte differentiation and glomerular function
Publications