Didier Portilla

Portilla, Didier

Primary Appointment

Professor, Medicine: Nephrology

Contact Information

P.O. Box 800133
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Telephone: 434-924-5125
Fax: 434-924-5848

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of acute kidney injury; role of PPAR alpha in AKI and the role of pericytes in progressive fibrosis.

Research Description

My major interest has been to understand, at the cellular level, the mechanisms leading to proximal tubule cell death during Acute Kidney Injury(AKI). I am also interested in understanding of cellular mechanisms leading to interstitial fibrosis and progression from AKI to Chronic Kidney Disease.

Selected Publications