Meet the PI
Denise Marciano, M.D., Ph.D.
Internal Medicine | Cell Biology
Graduate Programs: Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Development and Disease
Dr. Marciano studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms that drive kidney development and regeneration in health and disease. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, her Ph.D. in cellular biophysics at The Rockefeller University and her medical degree at Weill Cornell University Medical College. She completed her medical training in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of California San Francisco, where she also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the laboratory of Louis F. Reichardt. In 2011, she joined UT Southwestern, where she melds her scientific and clinical interests in kidney biology and disease. Her lab is funded by several grants from the NIH. In 2019, she was awarded the Carolyn R. Bacon Distinguished Professorship in Medical Sciences and Education.