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)

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  • Digby, J. L. M., Vanichapol, T., Przepiorski, A., Davidson, A. J., & Sander, V. (2020). Evaluation of cisplatin-induced injury in human kidney organoids. American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 318 (4), F971-F978. 10.1152/ajprenal.00597.2019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Davidson
  • Sander, V., Digby, J. L. M., Przepiorski, A. J., & Davidson, A. J. (2019). Cisplatin Induces Inflammation and Secretion of AKI Biomarkers in Kidney Organoids. Paper presented at Kidney Week 2019: American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA. 5 November - 10 November 2019. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51367
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Davidson
  • Davidson, A. J., Lewis, P., Przepiorski, A., & Sander, V. (2019). Turning mesoderm into kidney. Seminars in cell & developmental biology, 91, 86-93. 10.1016/j.semcdb.2018.08.016
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/47918
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Davidson
  • Sander, V., Salleh, L., Naylor, R. W., Schierding, W., Sontam, D. M., O'Sullivan JM, & Davidson, A. J. (2019). Transcriptional profiling of the zebrafish proximal tubule. American journal of physiology. Renal physiology10.1152/ajprenal.00174.2019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dharani Sontam, William Schierding, Justin O'Sullivan, Alan Davidson
  • Sander, V., Naylor, R. W., & Davidson, A. J. (2019). Mind the gap: renal tubule responses to injury and the role of Cxcl12 and Myc. ANNALS OF TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 710.21037/atm.2019.01.80
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Davidson
  • Przepiorski, A., Sander, V., Tran, T., Hollywood, J. A., Sorrenson, B., Shih, J.-H., ... Davidson, A. J. (2018). A Simple Bioreactor-Based Method to Generate Kidney Organoids from Pluripotent Stem Cells. Stem cell reports, 11 (2), 470-484. 10.1016/j.stemcr.2018.06.018
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Hollywood, Alan Davidson
  • Sander, V., Patke, S., Lee, J. Y., Chang, Y.-T., & Davidson, A. J. (2017). The vital dye CDr10b labels the zebrafish mid-intestine and lumen. Molecules, 22 (3)10.3390/molecules22030454
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Davidson
  • Peng, Z., Sander, V., & Davidson, A. J. (2017). Nephron repair in mammals and fish. In G. Orlando, G. Remuzzi, D. F. Williams (Eds.) Kidney transplantation, bioengineering and regeneration: Kidney transplantation in the regenerative medicine era (pp. 997-1003). Oxford: Academic Press. 10.1016/B978-0-12-801734-0.00071-0
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/40576
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zhenzhen Peng, Alan Davidson


Contact details

Primary office location

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

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