Dr Veronika Sander

MSc PhD, Salzburg


Veronika moved to the University of Auckland in 2013 after postdoctoral research at UCLA and the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona, where she had worked on transcriptional gene regulation during embryonic development using several genetic models including Xenopus and Drosophila. She has also acquired an expertise in adult organ regeneration (heart and kidney) that she studied on the zebrafish model. 

Research | Current

Currently, I have been using zebrafish to study the downstream factors of Hnf1b, a master regulator involved in kidney development, disease and regeneration. I am also working with the iPSC-derived kidney organoid model that we have established in the lab as a tool to model human kidney injury and disease.

Teaching | Current

MEDSCI 312: Endocrinology of Growth & Metabolism

Areas of expertise

Zebrafish development and regeneration

Kidney development and regeneration

Human kidney organoid culture

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 3, Room 340
New Zealand

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