Affiliated Faculty

This list of affiliated investigators can help you identify potential research mentors at the University of Pittsburgh. PSTP students can, and do, work with mentors not on this list, but the investigators featured below have expressed interest in hosting PSTP students in their laboratories.

Howard Aizenstein, MD, PhD
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Cellular and Molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration

Stephen Badylak, MD, PhD, DVM
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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, emphasis upon clinical application; Cell:biomaterial interactions; Epimorphic regeneration in mammals

Ivet Bahar, PhD
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Biomolecular systems dynamics; Computer-aided drug discovery; Network models for protein-protein interactions

Aaron Batista, PhD
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Neurophysiology of sensory-motor coordination, brain-machine interfaces

Gilles Clermont, MD
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Big data analytics, predictive modeling, and dynamic modeling of disease

X. Tracy Cui, PhD
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The intersection of neural engineering and biomaterials with specific focus on neural electrode-tissue interface, neural tissue engineering, biosensor and drug delivery

Lance Davidson, PhD
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Our group combines experimental and theoretical approaches to reverse-engineer the inherently mechanical processes of cell and tissue development.

William Federspiel, PhD
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Respiratory assist and blood processing devices for critical care medicine; Cardiovascular and pulmonary transport phenomena

Kang Kim, PhD
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Develop & translate state of the art noninvasive imaging technologies to improve disease diagnosis, guide therapy, and evaluate therapeutic efficacy

Steven Little, PhD
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Drug Delivery, Biomimetics, Immunotherapeutics, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Synthetic Systems

Kacey G. Marra, PhD
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Tissue engineering (peripheral nerve and soft tissue), wound healing, and adipose stem cell therapies

Pam Moalli, MD, PhD
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Use of novel regenerative materials in repair of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

Ethan Rossi, PhD
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The living human retina and visual system in health and disease through the development and application of advanced ophthalmic imaging technologies

Sanjeev Shroff, PhD
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Cardiac structure-function: contractile/regulatory proteins, post-translational regulation, dyssynchrony

George Stetten, MD, PhD
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Image-guided surgery, medical image analysis, medical robotics, haptics, augmented reality, devices for visually impaired, music engineering

Ken Urish, MD, PhD
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The focus of the Urish laboratory is on understanding implant biofilm dynamics during an infection and identifying new treatment strategies.

David Vorp, PhD
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Vascular bioengineering in the context of vascular tissue engineering, aortic aneurysm, and regenerative medicine

William Wagner, PhD
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Cardiovascular engineering with projects that address medical device biocompatibility and design, tissue engineering, and imaging