The Kidney Project is led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, a bioengineer and professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The project is co-directed by William Fissell, MD, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Technical Director

Shuvo Roy, PhD


Medical Director

William Fissell, MD


Team members include scientists, engineers, and clinicians from across the United States who bring together the biological, engineering, medical, and manufacturing expertise needed to create the bioartificial kidney. They work in small private businesses and in labs at:

Patient Advisory Council (PAC)

Patient input and engagement lie at the heart of The Kidney Project’s work. Our Patient Advisory Council (PAC) brings together patient-advocates and caregivers from across the kidney disease spectrum and around the country. PAC members work closely with our researchers in the areas of patient preferences, research participation, advocacy and community outreach.

About UCSF

The home base of The Kidney Project is the University of California, San Francisco, which is known worldwide as an institution that attacks biomedical problems with the kind of interdisciplinary zeal required to carry forward an effort this bold.

Work with us

Can you contribute to our project? We invite you to explore partnership opportunities.

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