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.

Zandrea Ambrose, PhD
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HIV infection and therapeutics

Kara Bernstein, PhD
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Repair of DNA damage is crucial to prevent mutations observed in cancer. Using live cell imaging, we study how double-strand breaks are repaired.

Jennifer Bomberger, PhD
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Understanding the molecular mechanisms for viral-bacterial synergy in the lungs of chronic lung disease patients

Neal DeLuca, PhD
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HSV gene expression in productive and persistent infections

Terence Dermody, MD
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Research in the Dermody laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms of Mammalian Orthoreovirus (reovirus) and Chikungunya virus infections

Joanne Flynn, PhD
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Immunology and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis

Kyle Orwig, PhD
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Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) and male germ lineage development

Edward Prochownik, MD, PhD
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Metabolic, molecular and biochemical changes in animal models of pediatric and adult liver cancers and how best to capitalize on these for therapeutic purposes

Anthony Richardson, PhD
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Immunometabolism at the host:pathogen interface using Staphylococcus aureus as a model pathogen

Kathy Shair, PhD
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 Studying Epstein-Barr virus molecular pathogenesis in the nasopharynx using 3-D cell air-liquid interface culture models.

Thomas Smithgall, PhD
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Non-receptor protein-tyrosine kinase structure, regulation and signal transduction in cancer, AIDS, and embryonic stem cell biology