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.

Lance Davidson, PhD
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Our group combines experimental and theoretical approaches to reverse-engineer the inherently mechanical processes of cell and tissue development.

Brian Davis, PhD
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Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity

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)

Donald DeFranco, PhD
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Steroid hormone action in neural stem cells and cancer

Greg Delgoffe, PhD
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The metabolic regulation of T cell function, with a specific focus of those T cells that infiltrate the nutrient-poor tumor microenvironment

Neal DeLuca, PhD
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HSV gene expression in productive and persistent infections

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

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

Chris Donnelly, PhD
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The molecular pathogenesis of neurodegeneration and aging

Yiqin Du, MD, PhD
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Our lab is focusing on discovering stem cell-based and stem cell-free therapies for glaucoma as well as exploring the regeneration mechanisms.

Umamahefwar Duvvuri, MD, PhD
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The molecular landscape of head and neck cancers; Tying this to technical innovations that improve surgical care for these patients