Gautam (Jay) Bhave, MD, PhD

Gautam (Jay) Bhave, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

S-3223 Medical Center North
(615) 322-2089


Assembly and function of basement membranes and extracellular matrix, particularly in renal diseases.

Research Description

I am interested in the assembly and function of basement membranes and extracellular matrix particularly in renal disease. By studying matrix biochemistry at a fundamental level, I hope to gain insight into renal glomerular and tubulointerstitial fibrosis which represents the common final pathway to injury in nearly all kidney diseases. My group utilizes cell culture systems, molecular biology, biochemistry, mass spectrometry, and mouse genetics to answer questions of interest.