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.

Vishwajit Nimgaonkar, PhD
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Genetics of schizophrenia/bipolar disorder; functional genomics using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) based models; gene/environment interactions

Quasar Padiath, MDBS, PhD
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Molecular mechanisms underlying various neurological disorders using human genetic approaches as well as research on animal and cell culture models

Udai Pandey, PhD
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Molecular mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Beth Roman, PhD
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Understanding how endothelial cells integrate molecular and biomechanical signals to determine cell behavior during vascular development and disease

Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD
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Structure/function relationship in the acyl-CoA dehydrogenases (ACDs)

Judith Yanowitz, PhD
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Pathways that control the maintenance of genome integrity across generations using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans