Benjamin “Beno” Freedman, Ph.D awarded the 2018 STEM CELLS Young Investigators Award

Benjamin Freedman, PhD

The 2018 STEM CELLS Young Investigator Award has been awarded to UW Medicine's Dr. Benjamin “Beno” Freedman for his groundbreaking work with organoids in studying kidney structure and disease. The award, which carries a $10,000 prize, is given annually to an early-career scientist whose paper is judged to be of worldwide significance by a global jury. Dr. Freedman was senior author on the paper, “Gene-Edited Human Kidney Organoids Reveal Mechanisms of Disease in Podocyte Development,” published December 2017 in STEM CELLS.

Freedman is a UW School of Medicine assistant professor of nephrology and a faculty member at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. 

STEM CELLS, a peer reviewed journal published monthly, provides a forum for prompt publication of original investigative papers and concise reviews.

Learn more about Dr. Freedman's research in this two-minute video about his work.

The Revealing World of Organoids, An interview with Benjamin Freedman, Ph.D.