Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
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.

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