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Sunny Hartwig

I am interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underly the processes of kidney stem cell self-renewal and differentation during kidney development in vivo.



B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
(902) 566-0894
Research Interests: 
  •  Kidney stem cells
  • Kidney development and applications to human kidney disease
  • Genome-wide transcription factor profiling: microarrays and bioinformatics analysis

1. Ho J, Pandey P, Schatton T, Frank M, Hartwig S and Jordan A Kreidberg. The pro-apoptotic protein Bim is a microRNA target affecting the maintenance of kidney progenitor cells. 2011 J Am Soc Nephrol 22:1053-63.

2. Schumacher VA, Schlötzer-Schrehardt U, Karumanchi SA, Shi X, Zaia J, Jeruschke S, Zhang D, Pavenstaedt H, Drenckhan A, Amann K, Ng C, Hartwig S, Ng KH, Ho J, Kreidberg JA, Taglienti M, Royer-Pokora B, Ai X. WT1-Dependent Sulfatase Expression Maintains the Normal Glomerular Filtration Barrier. 2011 J Am Soc Nephrol 22:1286-96.

3. Hartwig S, Ho J, Pandey P, Taglienti M, Xiang M, Alterovitz G, MacIsaac K, Fraenkel E, Kreidberg J. Genomic characterization of Wilms’ tumour suppressor-1 targets during renal development. 2010 Development 137, 1189-1203 

4. Kreidberg JA, Hartwig S. Wilms' tumor-1: A riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside a kidney [editorial]. KI 2008; 74:411-12.


Current Collaborators (non-UPEI): 

Jordan Kreiberb, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Martein Kann, MD, Harvard Medical School
Shan Qin, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Todd Alexander, MD, PhD, University of Alberta
Jaqueline Ho, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center