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.

Lawrence Kane, PhD
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Signal Transduction; The role of the Akt kinase in NF-kB and T cell activation; Role of TIM proteins in T cell activation

Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD
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Role for nerves in the skin as modulators of immune responses

Ata Murat Kaynar, MD, MPH
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Long-term outcomes following sepsis using a Drosophila as well as murine model of sepsis

Erin Kershaw, MD
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The role of intracellular lipid metabolism and adipose tissue biology in normal metabolism and disease using basic and translational approaches

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

Thomas Kleyman, MD
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Cellular, structural and molecular studies of epithelial ion channels

Corrine Kliment, MD, PhD
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Our laboratory is interested in the interplay of mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular senescence in lung epithelial and innate immune cells in the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and pulmonary fibrosis to improve therapeutic options for patients.