Kenneth Kwon

Associate Professor

Kenneth Kwon

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School

  • (706) 721-0379
  • CB 1119


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Pathology, and Rel Johns Hopkins University, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Emerging Scientist Award MCG/ Augusta University, 2020

  • FASEB Scholarship FASEB Acute Kidney Injury, 2019

  • Carl Gottschalk Career Development Award American Society of Nephrology, 2016

  • Outstanding Research Junior Faculty Award Medical University of South Carolina, 2016

  • Postdoctoral Research Award CTSI Howard Hughes Medical Institute , 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I
  • ANAT 8120

    Cell Biology Techniques
  • ANAT 8090

    Current Topics in Cellular Bio


Selected Recent Publications

  • Autophagy activates EGR1 via MAPK/ERK to induce FGF2 in renal tubular cells for fibroblast activation and fibrosis during maladaptive kidney repair, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Extracellular vesicle microRNA in the kidney, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • MicroRNA-mediated attenuation of branched-chain amino acid catabolism promotes ferroptosis in chronic kidney disease, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Extracellular Vesicles That Herald the Scarcity of Oxygen, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Ascorbate peroxidase‐mediated in situ labelling of proteins in secreted exosomes, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal