Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brief Bio

Dr. Sergey Budko’s research interests involve the structural and functional organization of extracellular matrix (ECM), collagen models for normal and pathological processes, the biology and structure of rare collagen types, tissue/cell targeted therapy and diagnostics using collagen mimetics and combinatorial proteins, and ECM-based protein engineering of bioactive scaffolds. He is addressing fundamental questions in the mechanisms of collagen folding and has found structural evidence for the co-existence of two triple-helical geometries within the natural sequence of collagen. He is also working to develop unique tools to study structure, folding, and function of collagen. Dr. Budko is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology. Other interests include kids’ development, skiing, ice skating, gardening, and photography.

Temirtau, Kazakhstan
Previous Institution
Shriners Hospital for Children
Previous Role/Title
Trainee, Affiliate Research Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Ph.D. - University of Basel, Switzerland