Pierre-Louis Tharaux, MD/PhD

Professor and Team Leader

Paris Cardiovascular research Center - PARCC, National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM )
56 rue Leblanc
75015 Paris, France


Current Position
 since 2020
Visiting Professor, III. Department of Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf, Prof. Dr. Tobias B. Huber 
 since 2009
INSERM Research Professor and Team Leader « Kidney and vascular signalling: from development to diseases », the Paris Cardiovascular research Centre (PARCC), Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Inserm & Université Paris Cité, Paris, France
 since 2003
Principal Investigator (INSERM) and medical contractor with Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP)
University Training
1998 - 2000

PhD in Physiology & Pathophysiology, Tenon hospital, Inserm, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France. Dir. Pr. Jean-Claude Dussaule

1991 - 1998 Fellowship in Nephrology, Paris, France
1984 - 1990 Medical studies at Faculté Necker-Enfants Malades - Université Paris 5-René Descartes

Academic qualifications
2000 - 2020

PhD in Physiology & Pathophysiology, University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, summa cum laude.

Medical Doctorate from University Paris Descartes, summa cum laude.
Nephrology: Board Certified
Previous professional career

Clinical postgraduate education:


Translational Research Physician Investigator, Tenon and Georges Pompidouy European Hospitals, Inserm & Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France


Curriculum in pathophysiology of sleep and cardiovascular disorders (DIU), University Paris Sud, France


Medical Specialist in Nephrology

Scientific postgraduate education:

2015 - 2016

Senior Fellow, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg, Germany

2000 - 2002

Research Associate, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA, Pr Thomas M Coffman Lab

Selected awards and honors
2021 - 2020

Inserm Research Prize


Alnylam award with the French Foundation for Rare Diseases


French Kidney Foundation Grand Prize


European Research Council Proof of Concept Grant Award


Eloi Collery Prize of the French National Academy of Medicine


European Research Council Consolidator Grant Award

Martinistraße 52
Campus Research N27
20246 Hamburg Germany
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University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf