At UNC Nephropathology we hope to educate and expand upon existing knowledge to improve detection, treatments, and diagnostic methods. Read about some of our recent publications below.


  • Nickeleit V, Singh HK, Rivier LE. Antibodies can extenuate Polyomavirus Infections. J Am Soc Nephrol 29: 1577, 2018
  • Nickeleit V, Singh HK, Randhawa P, Drachenberg CB, Bhatnagar R, Bracamonte E, Chang A, Chon WJ, Dadhania D, Davis VG, Hopfer H, Mihatsch MJ, Papadimitriou JC, Schaub S, Stokes MB, Tungekar MF, Seshan SV. The Banff Working Group Classification of Definitive Polyomavirus Nephropathy: Morphologic Definitions and Clinical Correlations. J Am Soc Nephrol 29 (2): 680-693, 2018
  • Haas M, Loupy A, Lefaucheur C, Roufosse C, Glotz D, Seron D, Nankivell BJ, Halloran PF, Colvin RB, Alachkar N, Bagnasco S, Bouatou Y, Becker JU, Cornell L, Duong van Huyen JP, Gibson I, Mannon R, Naesens M, Nickeleit V, Nickerson P, Segev DL, Singh HK, Stegall M, Randhawa P, Racusen L, Solez K, Mengel M. The Banff 2017 Kidney Meeting Report: Revised Diagnostic Criteria for Chronic Active T Cell-Mediated Rejection, Antibody-Mediated Rejection, and Prospects for Integrative Endpoints for Next-Generation Clinical Trials. Am J Transplant 18(2):293-307, 2018
  • Gougeon F, Mikhailov AV, Gibson K, Kozlowski T, Singh HK, Nickeleit V. C4d-expressing glomerulopathy and proteinuria post transplantation of a too big for size mismatched kidney allograft: an unusual case with good outcome. Clin Nephrol, 88 (12): 364-370, 2017
  • Gasim AH, Chua JS, Wolterbeek R, Schmitz J, Weimer E, Singh HK, Nickeleit V. Glomerular C4d Deposits can mark structural capillary wall remodeling in Thrombotic Microangiopathy and Transplant Glomerulopathy: C4d beyond Active Antibody Mediated Injury. Transplant Int 30 (5): 519-532, 2017  
  • O’Shaughnessy MM, Hogan SL, Poulton CJ, Falk RJ, Singh HK, Nickeleit V, Jennette JC. Temporal and Demographic Trends in Glomerular disease Epidemiology in the Southeastern United States, 1986-2015. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 12 (4): 614-623, 2017
  • Kenan DJ, Mieczkowski PA, Latulippe E, Côté I, Singh HK, Nickeleit BK Polyomavirus Genomic Integration and Large T Antigen Expression: Evolving Paradigms in Human Oncogenesis. Am J Transplant 17 (6): 1674–1680, 2017
  • Laskin BL, Singh HK, Beier UH, Moatz T, Furth SL, Bunin N, Witte D, Goebel J, Davies SM, Dandoy C, Jodele S, Nickeleit V. The non-invasive urinary polyomavirus Haufen test predicts BK virus nephropathy in children after hematopoietic cell transplantation: a Pilot Study. Transplantation Oct; 100 (10): e81-87, 2016
  • Becker JU, Chang A, Nickeleit V, Randhawa P, Roufosse C. Banff borderline changes suspicious for acute T cell-mediated rejection: where do we stand? Am J Transplant Sep; 16 (9): 2654-2660, 2016
  • Kenan DJ, Mieczkowski PA , Burger-Calderon R, Singh HK, Nickeleit V. The oncogenic potential of BK polyomavirus is linked to viral integration into the human genome. J Pathol 237 (3): 379-389, 2015
  • Singh HK, Reisner H, Derebail VK, Kozlowski T, Nickeleit V. Polyomavirus Nephropathy: quantitative urinary polyomavirus-Haufen testing accurately predicts the degree of intra-renal viral disease. Transplantation 99 (3): 609-615, 2015
  • Nickeleit V, Singh HK. Polyomaviruses and disease: is there more to know than viremia and viruria? Curr Opin Organ Transplant 20(3):348-358, 2015