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Dr. Moumita Barua is a Clinician Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at University Health Network and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed her […]
Dr. Moumita Barua is a Clinician Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at University Health Network and the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She completed her medical school and postgraduate training in internal medicine & nephrology at the University of Toronto. She went on to complete a research fellowship in one of the leading laboratories in genetic kidney disease at Brigham & Women’s Hospital & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is Associate Director of the Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic, where individuals with genetic conditions affecting the kidney are seen. She is a Scientist within the Advanced Diagnostics Division at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute. Her primary research focus is focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disorder characterized by abnormalities of the kidney filter, called the glomerulus, leading to abnormal protein loss in the urine and kidney failure. Her laboratory focuses on developing next-generation sequencing based testing as a diagnostic and prognostic clinical tool, discovering novel genes and furthering mechanistic insight into pathogenesis in clinically relevant genetic models of disease.