Astrid Weins, MD, PhD
Astrid Weins, MD, PhD
Associate Pathologist, BWH
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MD, Ludwig Maximilians University
- PhD, Ruprecht-Karls University, Heidelberg Medical School
- Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Residency, Ludwig Maximilians University
- Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
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Dr. Weins' research focuses on the biology of the podocyte, specifically on its role in the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and Minimal Change Disease. She is a member of the Mundel laboratory, and the Center for Glomerular Kidney Disease and Novel Experimental Therapeutics at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Within GlomNExT, researchers strive to facilitate and accelerate podocyte research aimed at identifying novel therapeutics by means of a collaborative team approach that includes nephrologists, basic scientists, pathologists and industry representatives. Dr. Weins is a firm believer in interdisciplinary teamwork, communication, and resource sharing to strengthen the pathologists' ability to think critically and creatively about disease processes.
- MAGI-2 scaffold protein is critical for kidney barrier function. Balbas MD, Burgess MR, Murali R, Wongvipat J, Skaggs BJ, Mundel P, Weins A, Sawyers CL. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 14;111(41):14876-81. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1417297111. Epub 2014 Sep 30.
- Mutations in PAX2 associate with adult-onset FSGS. Barua M, Stellacci E, Stella L, Weins A, Genovese G, Muto V, Caputo V, Toka HR, Charoonratana VT, Tartaglia M, Pollak MR. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Sep;25(9):1942-53. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013070686. Epub 2014 Mar 27.
- Abatacept in B7-1-positive proteinuric kidney disease. Greka A, Weins A, Mundel P. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27;370(13):1263-6. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1400502. No abstract available.