Section of Nephrology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
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|BS||1997||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign||Chemical Engineering
|MD||2001||University of Illinois at Chicago||Medicine
|Residency||2004||Yale-New Haven Hospital||Internal Medicine
|Fellowship||2007||The University of Chicago Medical Center||Nephrology
Dr. Ko studies the regulation of the sodium chloride co-transporter (NCC), located in the distal convoluted tubule of the kidney. His particular interest is in understanding the functional changes which underlie alterations in NCC activity. Currently, his focus is on determining the mechanisms by which NCC is trafficked to and from the cell membrane. Dr. Ko is also interested in characterizing the effects of various endocrine and paracrine hormones on NCC function. The techniques used by Dr. Ko’s lab include immunohistochemistry, radiotracer uptake assays, biotinylation, site-directed mutagenesis, and real-time PCR.
General nephrology and hypertension
- Ko, B., A. Khurana, et al. (2007). "Religious beliefs and quality of life in an American inner-city haemodialysis population." Nephrol Dial Transplant 27: 27.