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.

Yuan Chang, MD
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The study of human tumor viruses

Charleen Chu, MD, PhD
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Redox signaling & autophagy in neuroprotection and neurodegeneration; Mitochondrial phosphoproteomics; Genetic & toxin models of Parkinson’s disease

Marie DeFrances, MD, PhD
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HGF-MET-PI3K signaling in liver development, growth, regeneration and cancer. She has identified a novel regulator of the catalytic subunit of PI3K (p110) called PI3K interacting protein 1 (PIK3IP1)

Corrine Kliment, MD, PhD
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Our laboratory is interested in the interplay of mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular senescence in lung epithelial and innate immune cells in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis to improve therapeutic options for patients.

Eric Lagasse, PhD, PharmD
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Our research is focused primarily on stem cell biology and cell-based therapy for a variety of diseases including cancer and organ failure

Youhua Liu, PhD
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The cellular and molecular pathways leading to chronic renal fibrosis, and exploring novel strategies for therapeutic interventions

Peter Lucas, MD, PhD
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The relationship between chronic inflammation and the development of vascular, metabolic, and neoplastic diseases

Wendy Mars, PhD
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Understanding how cytokines and proteases controlling normal liver growth become deviant, leading to the development of cirrhosis and liver cancer

George Michalopoulos, MD, PhD
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Liver regeneration and carcinogenesis, exploring the effects of growth factors and associated signaling pathways

Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, MD
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Aimed at elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of liver pathophysiology

Tim Oury, MD, PhD
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Oxidative mechanisms of pulmonary fibrosis, acute lung injury, inflammation, and pneumonia; The laboratory also studies the role of RAGE in the lung.

Michael Shurin, MD, PhD
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Understanding of biological and clinical significance of tumor innervation and revealing neuroimmunological pathways controlling tumor spreading and metastasis formation

Alan Wells, MD, DMS
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Integrative biology of wound healing and tumor metastasis, from molecules and cells through tissues and animals to humans