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.
Timothy F. Burns, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
2.18 Hillman Cancer Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-864-7859

Fax: 412-623-7768


BS (Biological Sciences), Cornell University, 1996

PhD (Cell and Molecular Biology), University of Pennsylvania, 2004

MD, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

Research Areas
Cancer Pharmacology
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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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