Arnold Kahn, PhD

What I Do

Senior Scientist, California Pacific Medical Center
Visiting Scientist, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco

My contributions to the Stoller Laboratory and exploring kidney stone disease come from two areas of expertise: application of knowledge of the biomineralization process and mineralized tissue turnover as occurs in other mineralized tissues, specifically bones and teeth; the culling and analysis of data (relevant to stone formation) from ongoing, large longitudinal studies of human aging and disease, e.g., the Study of Osteoporotic Fracture (SOF), Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) and the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). Thus, my efforts also help form a link between the research being done in the laboratory and the more immediately clinically relevant findings from human subjects.