Ron Korstanje, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine



BSc, Biochemistry, HZ University of Applied Science
MSc, Molecular Biology, Leiden University
PhD, Molecular Genetics, Utrecht University
Postdoctoral Training, The Jackson Laboratory, University of Groningen


Campus: The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

Contact Information

Office Phone: 207-288-6992
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Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

Our goal is to identify key genetic factors that contribute to the decline of function and damage in the aging kidney, to learn their role in the kidney, and to understand why variations of these factors lead to different outcomes. We do this by studying the natural genetic variation in mice and their association with different kidney phenotypes. Once causal genes are identified, we develop precision disease models for further study of the gene and to develop therapeutics that will slow down the decline of kidney function and development of disease.

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research