The Kidney Disease Research Training Program at Mayo Clinic prepares biomedical and clinical scientists for independent investigative careers in academic nephrology and basic renal sciences. Trainees acquire an in-depth education in renal physiology, pathophysiology or both, and skills in the appropriate basic or applied sciences. Both clinical and bench research training opportunities are available. The program consists of a mentored research training experience and a formal didactic series. The faculty consists of full faculty members and associate faculty members drawn from the Nephrology Research Unit and other areas at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota. Faculty members have expertise in specialties including: Biochemistry and molecular biology Health sciences research Immunology Nephrology Pharmacology Physiology and biophysics Faculty mentors are responsible for day-to-day supervision of trainees and development of appropriate research projects.