Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
Levitan Lab E1306 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

The Levitan lab studies the cell biology of neurons with a focus on neuropeptides and dopamine. Cutting edge fluorescence imaging in vivo and ex vivo (e.g. in Drosophila and rodent brain slices) with confocal and two-photon microscopes is combined with genetics, electrophysiology and electrochemistry.  Current projects include determining how signaling and injury control vesicle traffic and exocytosis in synapses, the role of vesicular antipsychotic drugs in regulating dopamine transmission and recently discovered redox communication between neuronal organelles.

Edwin S. Levitan, PhD

Dinara Bulgari, PhD

Markus K. Klose, PhD

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