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.

Jason Becker, MD
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Investigation of the molecular mechanisms that regulate the pathogenesis of genetic and acquired cardiomyopathies

Stephen Chan, MD, PhD
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Basic science and translational research studying the molecular mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease and pulmonary hypertension

Mark Gladwin, MD
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Biophysical and biochemical measures and mouse models to investigate a novel therapeutic intervention for carbon monoxide poisoning

Kang Kim, PhD
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Develop & translate state of the art noninvasive imaging technologies to improve disease diagnosis, guide therapy, and evaluate therapeutic efficacy

Janet Lee, MD
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Host susceptibility to lung injury and the factors that promote persistence of inflammation

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

Ana Mora, MD
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The pathogenic mechanisms of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in aging; Mitochondrial-targeted therapies in animal models of lung fibrosis

Marc Simon, MD, MS, FACC
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Study of right ventricular structural and functional adaptation to pressure overload in pulmonary hypertension and heart failure

Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD
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Characterizing the underlying pathobiology of vascular disease, concentrating on defining the mechanisms that drive vascular and valvular calcification and remodeling during aging and disease states

Flordeliza Villanueva, MD
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The development of medical diagnostic and therapeutic strategies that are based on ultrasound and ultrasound contrast agents (microbubbles)