Ben Freedman

Benjamin “Beno” Freedman has been named STEM CELLS’ Young Investigator of 2018 for his groundbreaking work with organoids in studying kidney structure and disease.

The award was created to foster advancements in the fields of stem cells and regenerative medicine by honoring a young researcher who is principal author of a STEM CELLS paper that is deemed to have the most impact on the field and to push the boundaries of novel and insightful research.

Freedman is an assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the UW School of Medicine.  He is also an investigator at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and at the Kidney Research Institute, a collaboration between Northwest Kidney Centers and UW Medicine.