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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.

Quasar Padiath, MDBS,PhD
Research Areas: Genetics
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Molecular mechanisms underlying various neurological disorders using human genetic approaches as well as research on animal and cell culture models

Patrick Pagano, PhD
Research Areas: Pharmacology
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NADPH oxidase (Nox) & reactive oxygen species in signaling, vascular dysfunction and cardiopulmonary disease; Nox drug therapy development

Udai Pandey, PhD
Research Areas: Genetics
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Molecular mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Marta Pecina, MD,PhD
Research Areas: Psychiatry
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Neuroimaging biomarkers of antidepressant treatment response in humans; Molecular bases of depression

Mary Phillips, MD
Research Areas: Neuroscience
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Identification of neural correlates that underlie the symptoms of specific abnormalities in emotion processing in people with mood disorders

Elvira Pirondini, PhD
Research Areas: Bioengineering, Neuroscience
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Stroke, motor control, proprioception, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), biomarkers

Ian Pollack, MD
Research Areas: Neurosurgery, Pediatrics
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Molecularly targeted therapeutics for childhood and adult brain tumors and identifying and counteracting mechanisms of glioma treatment resistance.

Edward Prochownik, MD, PhD
Research Areas: Cancer, Pediatrics
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Metabolic, molecular and biochemical changes in animal models of pediatric and adult liver cancers and how best to capitalize on these for therapeutic purposes