Prof. Dr. Volker Nickeleit

University of North Carolina

Volker Nickeleit obtained his medical degree at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany. He subsequently did his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, after which he did a Ph.D in Transplantation Immunology and Pathology (in particular kidney transplantation) at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland. Next, he moved to the University of North Carolina, where he started his own research group specializing in the diagnostic and scientific evaluation of kidney diseases, with a focus on renal allograft pathology. He is the leading author of the most recent BANFF classification for BK-virus associated nephropathy (BKVAN) post-transplantation and is regarded as the key opinion leader in the field of clinically-relevant BKVAN.