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Sunny Hartwig, PhD

Supervisor: Dr. Jordan Kreidberg
Award: KRESCENT Fellowship
Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University
Year: 2006-2009

Dr. Sunny Hartwig obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. She will complete her post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Jordan Kreidberg at the Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, where she will study the role of WT-1 (Wilms’ Tumor Suppressor) during early kidney development. Mutations in the Wilms’ Tumor Suppressor gene cause severe dysplastic kidney disease, (malformation of the kidney), the single most common cause of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in children.