Rafiou Agoro


  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Postdoc Fellow Medical and Molecular Genetics 2019-2021
  • New York University, Postdoc Fellow, Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology 2017-2019
  • Orléans University, France, Ph.D., Immunology and Physiopathology 2013-2016
  • Orléans University, France, Master’s degree, Biotechnology, Molecular and cell Biology 2012-2013
  • Mostaganem University, Algeria, Engineer in Biotechnology 2007-2012

Brief Biography

The Agoro Lab uses a Systems Biology approach to identify molecular targets that prevent kidney aging, the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD), as well as the development of sickle cell nephropathy (SCN). We believe the kidney to be the pioneer organ in mammals, and we are interested in understanding the molecular and cellular dynamics that change in this structurally and functionally complex organ during aging, CKD, and sickle cell anemia. In aged or diseased states, changes in cellular iron metabolism occur in the kidney driving therefore oxidative stress and renal function impairment. Learn more about our work here https://www.agoro-lab.org

Research Areas

  • Aging
  • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
  • Genomics
  • Immunology / Inflammation / Hematology
  • Metabolism
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Stress Response and Adaptation