Predoctoral Research at YALE 2018
Judith Kliegel

Visiting Partner: Judith Kliegel

Home Institution: Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Host Institution: YALE, New Haven

Rotation and Time: TRENAL Visiting Predoctoral Student 2018


I spent my first six months of the TRENAL program in Professor Duska Dragun’s laboratory in Berlin, where I worked on endogenous renal protection mechanisms. Not only did I learn many laboratory techniques, but I also got to further my appreciation for basic science and my understanding of the efforts that underlie every incremental progression in scientific research and its translation into clinical practice.

Therefore, I am very grateful that I was allowed the opportunity to continue my experience here at Yale University. Currently, I am working on analyzing pathways involved in acute kidney injury under the mentorship of Professor Lloyd Cantley. It is a huge honor to learn from great scientists, and I truly enjoy the supportive atmosphere in my lab.

Moreover, Yale offers many inspiring talks and conferences, which, together with New Haven’s diversity and cultural events, make my time here an exceptional experience. I am very thankful to everyone involved in organizing the TRENAL program, the BIH, the DAAD, and especially to the people in the laboratories at Charité and at Yale for guiding me along the way.