Jacqueline Ho, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
  • Co-director, Pediatric Scientist Development Program 
  • Co-director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program


Major Lectureships and Seminars

  • “Correlation of Prenatal Imaging of Kidney Malformations as Basis for Intervention, Including Recent Experience with Pediatric Outcomes,” Developmental Renal Malformations, Oligo/Anhydramnios: Pathophysiology and Clinical Aspects, NICHD Workshop, Bethesda, MD, Aug 2016.
  • “Small RNAs and Small Kidneys,” pediatric nephrology grand rounds, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 2016.
  •  “Small RNAs and Small Kidneys,” renal grand rounds, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il, Dec 2016.
  • “Small RNAs and Small Kidneys” Experimental Biology meeting, Chicago, Il, April 2017
  • “Small RNAs and Small Kidneys: A Role for the miR-17~92 Cluster,” Senior Vice Chancellor’s Seminar Series, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2017.

Professional Affiliations/Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Canadian Society of Nephrology
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Nephrologists
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • Society for Pediatric Research

Study Sections

  • Reviewer, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases Fellowship Review, NIDDK

Education & Training

  • MD: University of Western Ontario Ontario, Canada
  • Residency: University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston Boston, MA

Research Interests

Jacqueline Ho studies requirements for miRNAs in kidney progenitor cells during renal development and in the regulation of podocyte structure and function during proteinuric kidney diseases. miRNAs represent a fundamentally new means of controlling gene expression and have been implicated in the regulation of diverse developmental processes. Her previous work demonstrated a critical role for miRNAs in the regulation of kidney progenitor survival during development and in the maintenance of podocyte structure. Work in her laboratory focuses on the identification of specific miRNAs and their mRNA targets that mediate these effects. Her research is supported by an NIH R01 NIH grant and intramural funds. She was a co-investigator on another R01 and a U24.