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

Alexandre Dombrovski, MD
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Decision processes in late-life suicidal behavior and in borderline personality

Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
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The neurobiology of schizophrenia and neurophysiological abnormalities during wakefulness and sleep in early course psychosis

Zach Freyberg, MD, PhD
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Dopaminergic signal transduction in the central nervous system, dopamine role in regulating peripheral pancreatic insulin secretion

Marta Pecina, MD, PhD
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Neuroimaging biomarkers of antidepressant treatment response in humans; Molecular bases of depression

Robert Sweet, MD
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Loss and altered plasticity of auditory cortex synapses in schizophrenia; Mediators of vulnerability to psychosis in Alzheimer disease

David Volk, MD, PhD
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Abnormalities that underlie the devastating clinical features of schizophrenia using molecular biology techniques