Kristin Bergsland
Section of Nephrology
Research Associate (Assistant Professor)


BS1980University of WisconsinBacteriology
PhD1987Michigan State UniversityMicrobiology

Academic Interests

Dr. Bergsland’s research is focused on understanding the basic biology of kidney stone disease. She has studied a number of proteins that are natural inhibitors of urine crystallization, an early event in the process of stone formation, and found variations in these proteins that are highly associated with stone disease. Studies are ongoing to determine whether these protein variations are observed in patients of different ages, genders and stone types, and whether they might serve as clinically useful markers of stone disease activity or risk of recurrence.

Representative Publications

  1. Bergsland, K.J., J.K. Kelly, B.J. Coe and F.L. Coe. 2006. Urine protein markers distinguish stone forming from non stone forming relatives of calcium stone formers. Am. J. Physiol. Renal. Physiol. 2006. 291: F530 - F536.
  2. Bergsland, K.J., J.M. Kinder, J.R. Asplin, B.J. Coe and F.L. Coe. 2002. Influence of gender and age on calcium oxalate crystal growth inhibition by urine from relatives of stone forming patients. J. Urology 167: 2372-2376.

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