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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.

Louis Falo, MD, PhD
Research Areas: Dermatology
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Developing a better understanding of cutaneous biology and skin immune function, and leveraging that evolving understanding to develop new skin-targeted strategies to modulate local and systemic immune responses

William Federspiel, PhD
Research Areas: Bioengineering
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Respiratory assist and blood processing devices for critical care medicine; Cardiovascular and pulmonary transport phenomena 

Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
Research Areas: Neuroscience, Psychiatry
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The neurobiology of schizophrenia and neurophysiological abnormalities during wakefulness and sleep in early course psychosis

Robert Ferris, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Cancer
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Mechanisms of immune escape and clinical translation to therapeutic cancer immunotherapy trials

Toren Finkel, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Cardiovascular
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Intersection of mitochondrial function, metabolism and aging

Joanne Flynn, PhD
Research Areas: Infectious Diseases
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Immunology and Pathogenesis of Tuberculosis

Bruce Freeman, PhD
Research Areas: Pharmacology
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The production and signal transduction properties of oxidizing and free radical mediators in metabolic, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases

Zach Freyberg, Md,PhD
Research Areas: Neuroscience, Psychiatry
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Dopaminergic signal transduction in the central nervous system, dopamine role in regulating peripheral pancreatic insulin secretion

Robert Friedlander, MD
Research Areas: Neurosurgery, Surgery
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The study of the basic mechanisms of apoptosis, as mediated by the caspase apoptotic family in neurologic diseases