Pierre-Louis Tharaux

Pierre-Louis Tharaux

2022 KI Best Reviewer

KI reviewers were evaluated by the number of reviews they completed in 2022, the quality of each review as assessed by the Kidney International Associate Editors, and the length of time manuscripts were under review.

Dr. Pierre-Louis Tharaux is a nephrologist, Inserm Research Professor, and team leader at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (PARCC), and Georges Pompidou European hospital, in Paris, France. His research analyzes experimental vascular and renal pathophysiology with translation to clinical studies. His goal is to promote tolerance of the kidney and the microcirculation to metabolic injury (diabetes) and immune injury (vasculitides, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), sickle cell disease).

Dr. Tharaux made several significant advances in kidney pathophysiology that were recognized by the Eloi Collery Prize of the French National Academy of Medicine in 2013, the French Kidney Foundation Grand Prize in 2019, and the Inserm Research Prize in 2021. In particular, he demonstrated that manipulating the phenotype of glomerular resident cells can be sufficient to promote tolerance of the kidney to severe stress. More recently, his team revealed that a phenotype switch of parietal epithelial cells is not a bystander event but critical to determining glomerular destruction in crescentic glomerulonephritis and FSGS.

The KI Best Reviewers will be acknowledged in the Editors’ Pick of ISN Journals: KI and KIR session taking place Saturday, April 1, 2023, 08:30-10:00 Bangkok time, in MR 110 ABC.