Scientists & Assistant Professor, Vancouver Prostate Centre, Jack Bell Research Centre
Dr. Caigan Du is a scientist at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and an assistant professor in the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He received a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and postdoctoral training in Immunology. He is interested in the pathogenesis of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury and transplant rejection, and molecular control of urinary malignancies. He has been studying the association between kidney donor-derived factors and ischemia-reperfusion injury in native kidneys or renal allograft rejection in experimental models, as well as between the microRNAs and the intestinal inflammation and the urinary malignancies. He is also interested in drug development for treating kidney injury and urinary cancer using natural compounds. He is the PI of many grant supports from the Kidney Foundation of Canada and other funding agencies.
The pathogenesis of kidney ischemia-reperfusion injury and kidney transplant rejection, molecular control of renal tissue regeneration and repair, molecular control of urinary malignancies and preclinical screening of natural products for drug development.