Core Services

Three core facilities supported by the Translational Polycystic Kidney Disease Center provide both Mayo Clinic and external investigators with access to state-of-the-art technical resources and services.

Human Imaging Core
Services to assess and catalog polycystic kidney disease (PKD) progression or regression, with a focus on imaging data management and image analysis.

Model Systems Core
Develops and makes available PKD model systems, including C. elegans, rodents and zebrafish, and technologies as a way to evaluate potential therapies and determine the function of PKD proteins.

Molecular Genetics and Biomarker Core
Provides PKD-related genetic screening services to investigators worldwide in support of research and clinical trials.