Alda Tufro MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology); Section Chief, Pediatric Nephrology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchPediatrics

Research Interests

Molecular and developmental biology; VEGF-A; Semaphorins; Proteinuria; Slit-diaphragm proteins; Protein interactions; Signaling pathways; Cyst development; Vascular patterning; Podocyte differentiation more...


  • M.D., University of Buenos Aires, 1977
  • Ph.D., University of Buenos Aires, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Bertuccio C, Veron D, Aggarwal PK, Holzman L, Tufro A. Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 direct interaction with nephrin links VEGF-A signals to actin in kidney podocytes. J Biol Chem. 2011 Nov 18;286(46):39933-44.
  • Veron D, Bertuccio CA, Marlier A, Reidy K, Garcia AM, Jimenez J, Velazquez H, Kashgarian M, Moeckel GW, Tufro A. Podocyte vascular endothelial growth factor (Vegf164) overexpression causes severe nodular glomerulosclerosis in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes. Diabetologia. 2011 May;54(5):1227-41.
  • Veron D, Reidy K, Marlier A, Bertuccio C, Villegas G, Jimenez J, Kashgarian M, Tufro A. Induction of podocyte VEGF164 overexpression at different stages of development causes congenital nephrosis or steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome. Am J Pathol. 2010 Nov;177(5):2225-33.



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