Graduated in Medicine from the University of São Paulo (1972 ), M.Sc. in Physiology from the University of São Paulo (1978) Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of São Paulo (1982). Research Fellow at Harvard University (1984). Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo (1992). Full Professor and Chief of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, since 2005. Experienced in Clinical Medicine and Nephrology, mainly in the subareas of chronic nephropathy and diabetic nephropathy. Head of the Laboratory of Renal Pathophysiology of the Nephrology Department of the Faculty of Medicine, USP, since 1995. General Coordinator of a FAPESP Thematic Project, entitled "Pathogenesis and treatment of chronic kidney disease: role of innate immunity in glomerular, tubular and interstitial injury" (2012/10926-5). Also interested in the field of Medical Education, being responsible since 1992 for the Nephrology Chapter, Physiological Basis of Clinical Medicine (PBCM), an obligatory course given during the second year of the medical curriculum at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo. General Coordinator of the PBCM since 2006. Current Coordinator of the Basic-Clinical Group of the Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Medicine, USP .
(Source: Lattes Curriculum)