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.

Patrick van der Wel, PhD
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Misfolding, aggregation and amyloid formation in disease; Membrane protein structure and lipid interactions; Solid-state NMR spectroscopy; Biophysics

Ben Van Houten, PhD
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Repair of DNA damage in nuclear and mitochondrial genomes; Structure and function of nucleotide excision repair proteins

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)

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD
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Computer-aided diagnosis and patient-specific prediction, genomic and precision medicine, clinical decision support, research data warehouse

Anda Vlad, MD, PhD
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The Vlad lab focuses on the development of new combination therapies for ovarian cancer and identification of new mechanisms of treatment response or resistance.

Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD
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Structure/function relationship in the acyl-CoA dehydrogenases (ACDs)

Yoram Vodovotz, PhD
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My long-term research goals are to obtain high-dimensional, dynamic data on the etiology and progression of various inflammatory processes and diseases in samples derived from cells, animals, and people; to create computational models based on these data as well as on key principles of immunology; and to modulate the inflammatory response in an optimal spatial, temporal, and individual- / disease-specific manner. 

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

David Vorp, PhD
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Vascular bioengineering in the context of vascular tissue engineering, aortic aneurysm, and regenerative medicine