Division of Nephrology

Richard (Rick) Austin


Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

Amgen Canada Research Chair in Nephrology



Research Interests

  • contributions of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in the development and progression of atherothrombosis
  • role of TDAG51 in adipogenesis and atherothrombotic disease
  • impact of TDAG51 expression in smooth muscle cells on vascular calcification
  • role of the sterol regulatory-element binding proteins in renal disease
  • contributions of anti-GRP78 autoantibodies to thrombotic disease and prostate cancer progression
  • development of mouse models of obesity, atherosclerosis and kidney disease