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    Welcome to the Kidney Immunology Laboratory

    Our Kidney Immunology Laboratory is an academic research laboratory focusing on basic science and translational research. We are devoted to the better understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms that are associated with tissue injury, inflammation and fibrosis, and to identify potential treatment targets for acute and chronic kidney diseases and related complications.  


    The Kidney Immunology Laboratory was setup in 1992 as part of the Division of Nephrology at the LMU Hospital Munich, which is among the largest and most renowned hospitals in Germany. Our research unit is located at the inner-city campus at Goethestr. 31 with laboratory space distributed over two floors, while the clinical units are situated at the LMU Hospital at the inner-city campus (Ziemssenstr. 5) and the campus in Großhadern (Marchioninistr. 15).  


    The research projects centered around these topics are currently conducted by five independent research groups (Anders Lab, Lech Lab, Steiger Lab, Vielhauer Lab, and Nelson Lab) broadly networking within the LMU as well as with national and international research groups, to make sure that the latest advances in the field are used for translation into patient care. 


    We advocate internationality and are dedicated to scientific excellence (check out our News). We provide high-quality educational opportunities for medical (MD) and biology (PhD) students as well as research and career opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and clinician scientists (check out Our offers and open positions).

    Principal Investigator


    Hans-Joachim Anders, MD

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    Volker Vielhauer, MD

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    Maciej Lech, PhD


    Stefanie Steiger, PhD

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    Peter Nelson, PhD

    Group Leader

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    Julia Lichtnekert, MD

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    Martin Klaus, MD

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    Elmina Mammadova-Bach, PhD



    Thi Dolidze

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    Ewa Radomska

    Tel.: +49 89 4400 54510 


    Kidney Immunology Laboratory
    University Hospital
    Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich

    Clinical Unit:

    Nephrologisches Zentrum

    Ziemssenstr. 5, 80336 Munich

    Research Unit:

    Kidney Immunology Laboratory, Med. IV

    Goetherstr. 31, 80336 Munich


    BMC - Biomedical Research Center Munich

    Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik IV LMU Munich

    University of Florence

    University of Cracow

    TRR 332 - Collaborative Research Center 332

    TRR 156 - Collaborative Research Center 156

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