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.
Carolyn J. Anderson, PhD
Professor, Radiology
450 Bridgeside Point
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-624-6887


B.S. (Chemistry), University of Wisconsin - Superior, 1985
Ph.D. (Inorganic Chemistry), Florida State University, 1990

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Important Publications
Odendaal AY, Fiamengo AL, Ferdani R, Wadas TJ, Hill DC, Peng Y, Heroux KJ, Golen JA, Rheingold AL, Anderson CJ, Weisman GR, Wong EH. A Trimethylene versus an Ethylene Cross-bridged Tetraazamacrocycle and in vitro/in vivo Comparisons of their Copper(II) Complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, 2011; 50:3078-86.

Shokeen M, Pressly ED, Hagooly A, Zheleznyak A, Ramos N, Fiamengo AL, Welch MJ, Hawker CJ, Anderson CJ. Evaluation of multivalent, multi-functional polymeric nanoparticles for imaging applications. ACS Nano, 2011; 5:738-747
Wadas TJ, Sherman CD, Miner JH, Duncan JR, Anderson CJ. The Biodistribution of [153Gd]Gd-Labeled Magnetic Resonance Contrast Agents in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Renal Failure Differs Greatly from Control Mice. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2010; 64:1274-1280.

Wadas TJ, Wong EH, Weisman GR, Anderson CJ. Coordinating radiometals of copper, gallium, indium, yttrium and zirconium for PET and SPECT imaging of disease. Chemical Reviews, 2010; 110:2858-2902.


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Program Achievements

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

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

Ranked #9 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

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

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