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.

Stephen Badylak, MD, PhD, DVM
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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, emphasis upon clinical application; Cell:biomaterial interactions; Epimorphic regeneration in mammals

Ivet Bahar, PhD
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Biomolecular systems dynamics; Computer-aided drug discovery; Network models for protein-protein interactions

Christopher Bakkenist, PhD
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Identify phosphorylations, dephosphorylations and acetylations that regulate ATM activity in vivo

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

Aaron Batista, PhD
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Neurophysiology of sensory-motor coordination, brain-machine interfaces

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

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

Takis Benos, PhD
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Multi-scale computational modeling of omics and clinical data to identify the causes of disease phenotypes and therapy outcomes

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.

Timothy Billiar, MD
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The Billiar Lab focuses on the immune responses to acute systemic stresses of major clinical relevance including trauma and surgical sepsis

Robert Binder, PhD
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The mechanisms of cross-priming of antigens during immune responses to cancer, viruses and autoimmunity

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

Lisa Borghesi , PhD
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Demand adapted hematopoiesis in infection and inflammation

Jeffrey Brodsky, PhD
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Protein “quality control”, diseases associated with misfolded proteins, and drug treatments for these diseases

Ronald Buckanovich, MD, PhD
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Tumor microenvironment, Cancer stem cells, novel therapeutics for cancer

Timothy F. Burns, MD, PhD
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Development of targeted therapies for KRAS mutant NSCLC; Reactivation of OIS and apoptosis; Mechanisms of acquired resistance to targeted agents

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.