Dr. Caigan Du obtained a BSc degree in Biology from Jiangxi University in China, and a MPhil and PhD in Biological Sciences/Biochemistry from the University of Wales. After post-doctoral training in immunology and an instructor position at Vanderbilt University, he joined Lorus Therapeutics, Inc. in Toronto as a scientist, followed by an assistant professor position with the University of Western Ontario.
In 2007, Du was recruited to the Department of Urologic Sciences at the University of British Columbia where he is an associate professor. His current research interests include mechanistic investigation of kidney injury, repair and fibrosis; development of preventive and therapeutic strategies for chronic kidney disease; kidney transplant preservation, and therapeutic potentials for mesenchymal stromal/stem cells. Dr. Du’s research has been supported by the Kidney Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and other funding agencies. He is an overseas fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and an active member of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, Canadian Society of Transplantation and the American Physiological Society. He is also an editorial board member and ad hoc reviewer for several scientific journals.
An up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Du is available here.
University: University of British Columbia
Department: Urologic Sciences
Position: Associate Professor
Research Location: Jack Bell Research Centre