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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
Research Areas: Bioengineering
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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, emphasis upon clinical application; Cell:biomaterial interactions; Epimorphic regeneration in mammals

Christopher Bakkenist, PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Pharmacology
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Identify phosphorylations, dephosphorylations and acetylations that regulate ATM activity in vivo

Aaron Batista, PhD
Research Areas: Bioengineering, Neuroscience
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Neurophysiology of sensory-motor coordination, brain-machine interfaces

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

Timothy Billiar, Md
Research Areas: Surgery
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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
Research Areas: Cancer
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The mechanisms of cross-priming of antigens during immune responses to cancer, viruses and autoimmunity

Lisa Borghesi , PhD
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Demand adapted hematopoiesis in infection and inflammation

Jeffrey Brodsky, PhD
Research Areas: Structural Biology
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Protein “quality control”, diseases associated with misfolded proteins, and drug treatments for these diseases

Ronald Buckanovich, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Women's Health
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Tumor microenvironment, Cancer stem cells, novel therapeutics for cancer

Timothy F. Burns, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Pharmacology
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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
Research Areas: Pediatrics
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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.

Leah Byrne, PhD
Research Areas: Genetics, Ophthalmology
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Gene therapy, viral vector engineering, genome editing, inherited retinal degeneration, genetics of eye disease