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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.

Mellissa Mann, PhD
Research Areas: Women's Health
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Molecular Regulation of Genomic Imprinting in Gametes and Early Embryos

Mioara Manole, Md
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Vascular pathways involved in cerebral vascular dysregulation and therapeutic strategies that improve neurological outcome after pediatric asphyxial cardiac arrest

Kacey G. Marra, PhD
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Tissue engineering (peripheral nerve and soft tissue), wound healing, and adipose stem cell therapies

Wendy Mars, PhD
Research Areas: Pathology
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Understanding how cytokines and proteases controlling normal liver growth become deviant, leading to the development of cirrhosis and liver cancer

Colleen Mcclung, PhD
Research Areas: Neuroscience
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We are interested in the molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders with a particular focus on the role of the circadian clock in these disorders.

Christina Megli, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Women's Health
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Investigates how pregnancy modulates innate immunity and defines relevancy to infectious pathogenesis

John Mellors, MD
Research Areas: Infectious Diseases
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Mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence at the single cell level and evaluating strategies to cure HIV-1 infection, including latency reversing agents, monoclonal antibodies, cellular immunotherapy and therapeutic vaccines

Stephen D. Meriney, PhD
Research Areas: Neuroscience
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Focuses on mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in the neuromuscular system in both normal and disease conditions

Diana Metes, MD
Research Areas: Surgery
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Human immunology: Innate and adaptive immune responses to latent viruses and to allo-antigens after organ transplantation

George Michalopoulos, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Pathology
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Liver regeneration and carcinogenesis, exploring the effects of growth factors and associated signaling pathways

Pam Moalli, MD,PhD
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Use of novel regenerative materials in repair of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, MD
Research Areas: Pathology, Surgery
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Aimed at elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms of liver pathophysiology

Patrick S. Moore, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Cancer
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The study of human tumor viruses

Penelope Morel, MD
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Autoimmunity & the control of T cell immune responses; Systems biology approaches to immune response to infectious organisms

Adrian Morelli, MD,PhD
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The role of donor- and recipient-derived antigen-presenting cells (i.e. dendritic cells) and extracellular vesicles (i.e. exosomes, microvesicles) during allo-sensitization, graft rejection, and induction of donor-specific immunosuppression / tolerance, following transplantation

Alison Morris, MD,MS
Research Areas: Infectious Diseases
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HIV-associated lung disease; HIV-associated emphysema; Role of Pneumocystis in COPD

Volker Musahl, MD
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Research interests include knee and shoulder biomechanics, specifically rotator cuff tears

Radhika Muzumdar, MD
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GH, insulin-like growth factors and a novel mitochondria-associated peptide on glucose homeostasis, energy metabolism, cardiovascular health and aging