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.

Carlton Bates, MD
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Role of FGF Receptors in the Developing Kidney, Genetic Model of Urogenital Development and Obstruction,and Role of fibroblast growth factor receptors (Fgfrs) in embryonic kidney development using conditional knockout mouse models

Hülya Bayir, MD
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Clinical lipidomics and oxidative lipidomics; Imaging mass spectrometry; Redox mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction and neuronal death

Craig Byersdorfer, MD, PhD
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The Byersdorfer lab seeks a deeper understanding of In vivo T cell metabolism, in order to develop therapies that separate pathologic effects from physiologic and beneficial responses following allogeneic blood and marrow transplantation.

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

Thomas Diacovo, MD
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Role of class I PI3Ks in innate and adaptive immunity; Thrombosis prevention in neonates preoperatively

Timothy Hand, PhD
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Understand the causes of diseases with disruptions between immune system and the microbiota, such as Crohn’s Disease and Environmental Enteropathy

Jackie Ho, MD
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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a growing public health burden that results in significant morbidity and increased risk of mortality for individual patients

Philana Lin, MD, MSC
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Our lab is focused on the host protective immune responses to M. tuberculosis, a major factor in outcome of infection.

Mioara Manole, MD
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Vascular pathways involved in cerebral vascular dysregulation and therapeutic strategies that improve neurological outcome after pediatric asphyxial cardiac arrest

Linda McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD
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Mechanisms by which dysregulated intracellular signaling promotes inflammation and neoplasia

Radhika Muzumdar, MD
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GH, insulin-like growth factors and a novel mitochondria-associated peptide on glucose homeostasis, energy metabolism, cardiovascular health and aging

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

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

John Williams, MD
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The cell entry, immunity, and pathogenesis of human metapneumovirus (HMPV)