Jin Joo Cha, MD, PhD


I received my MD degree from Korea University College of Medicine, South Korea in 2005. Since then, I have undergone clinical training in internal medicine and nephrology and have been practicing as a nephrologist in Korea University Ansan Hospital. In 2013, I got my PhD from Korea University, and while focusing on aspects of immunometabolism in chronic kidney disease, I investigated the role of TLR4 blockade in the diabetic nephropathy.
In August of 2013, I joined the Duffield Lab to further extend my perspective on translational research.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading books with coffee, drawing, cooking, and traveling to different countries as often as I can.