Courtney Andersen studies the role of estrogen receptor-alpha in ovarian cancer.
Chris Barnes investigates the structural details by which transcription factor activity regulates RNA Polymerase II during the universal process of eukaryotic gene expression.
Soma Jobaggy studies nitrated fatty acid pharmacology and the antioxidant response in hypertensive end-organ damage.
Allison Nagle studies growth factor receptor signaling in breast cancer.
Bruce A. Pitt, PhD
Professor and Chair, Environmental and Occupational Health
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-624-8400


BA (Human Biology), Brown University, 1970.
PhD (Cardiopulmonary Physiology) Johns Hopkins University, 1977.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Environmental Medicine, New York University, 1977-78.

Research Areas
Signal Transduction
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Important Publications
Bernal PJ, EM Bauer, R Cao, S Maniar, M Mosher, J Chen, QJ Wang, JC Glorioso, BR Pitt, SC Watkins and CM St. Croix.  A role for zinc in regulating hypoxia-induced contractile events in pulmonary endothelium.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2011 Mar 4.
Thambiayya K, KJ Wasserloos, Z Huang, VE Kagan, CM St. Croix and BR Pitt.  LPS-induced decrease in intracellular labile zinc [Zni] contributes to apoptosis in cultured sheep pulmonary artery endothelial cells (SPAEC).  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2011 Jan 14.
Li HH, J Xu, KJ Wasserloos, J Li, YY Tyurina, VE Kagan, X Wang, AF Chen, ZQ Liu, D Stoyanovsky, BR Pitt and LM Zhang.  Cytoprotective effects of albumin, nitrosated or reduced, in cultured rat pulmonary vascular cells.  Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2011 Jan 14.
Phillippi JA, MA Eskay, AA Kubala, BR Pitt and TG Gleason.  Altered oxidative stress responses and increased type I collagen expression in bicuspid aortic valve patients.  Ann Thorac Surg 90:1893-1898, 2010.
John E, TC Laskow, WJ Buchser, BR Pitt, PH Basse, LH Butterfield, P Kalinsky and MT Lotze.  Zinc in innate and adaptive tumor immunity.  J Transl Med 8:118, 2010.


1/10/2019 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Mitchell Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.

1/17/2019 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Mark Jay Shlomchik, MD, PhD

1/19/2019 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD

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Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings

Outcomes:  Time to disseration, last five graduating clasess:  4.5 years, Completion Rate: 84.8%

Ranked #12 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty two consecutive years

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