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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.

Eric Lagasse, PhD, PharmD
Research Areas: Pathology
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Our research is focused primarily on stem cell biology and cell-based therapy for a variety of diseases including cancer and organ failure

Fadi Lakkis, MD
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Innate and adaptive immune response to transplanted organs and the mechanisms of transplantation tolerance

Adrian Lee, PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Pharmacology
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Molecular profiling (genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic) of women’s cancers, mouse modeling, and predictive biomarkers for targeted therapy

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Arthur Levine, MD
Research Areas: Neuroscience
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Alzheimer's; Neurodegenerative diseases

David Lewis, MD
Research Areas: Neuroscience
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Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia

Philana Lin, MD, MSC
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Our lab is focused on the host protective immune responses to M. tuberculosis, a major factor in outcome of infection.

Steven Little, PhD
Research Areas: Bioengineering
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Drug Delivery, Biomimetics, Immunotherapeutics, Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Synthetic Systems

Cecilia W. Lo
Cecilia Lo, PhD
Research Areas: Cardiovascular, Genetics
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Genetics of congenital heart disease, role of epigenetics in adverse clinical outcome, disease modeling using patient derived induced pluripotent stem cells 

Jason Lohmueller, PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Surgery
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The Lohmueller lab works on developing genetic engineering approaches to augment adoptive cell therapy (ACT) for the treatment of cancer.

Beatriz Luna, PhD
Research Areas: Neuroscience
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Brain basis of cognitive maturation through adolescence to adulthood