Faculty of Medical Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor John Sayer

Clin Prof of Renal Medicine


I am a Clinical Professor in Renal Medicine and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist. My clinical interests in inherited kidney disease inspires my basic science research programme. Within the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University, my laboratory studies renal genetics, stone formation and cilia proteins. My work utilises physiological and genetic techniques (including murine and zebrafish models as well as patient cell cultures) to investigate inherited cystic kidney disease and ciliopathies.

Other roles


I am the Director for Integrated Academic Training Path at Newcastle University.

Areas of expertise

  • Renal Genetics
  • Cystic Kidney Disease and Renal Ciliopathies
  • Renal Stone Disease


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