Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
Research Areas
Primary faculty research interests in the department span several concentrations:


Cancer Genomics
Adrian Lee, PhD Professor; Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine


Cancer Pharmacology
Daniel Altschuler, PhD Associate Professor
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD Professor
Eun-Ryeong Hahm, PhD Reseach Instructor
Yi Huang, PhD Assistant Professor
Yu Jiang, PhD Associate Professor
Thomas W. Kensler, PhD Professor
Carola Neumann, MD Associate Professor
Roderick J. O'Sullivan, PhD Assistant Professor
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Precision and Translational Pharmacology
Shivendra Singh, PhD Professor and UPMC Chair in Cancer Prevention Research
Laura A. Stabile, PhD Research Associate Professor
Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor
Stacy Gelhaus Wendell, PhD Assistant Professor
Lin Zhang, PhD Professor


DNA Repair
Roderick J. O'Sullivan, PhD Assistant Professor
Ben Van Houten, PhD Professor


Drug Discovery
Eugenia Cifuentes-Pagano, PhD Research Instructor
Marco Fazzari, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Professor and Chair
Yi Huang, PhD Assistant Professor
Yu Jiang, PhD Associate Professor
Patrick J. Pagano, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education
Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program
Michael J. Palladino, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Academics
Wei Qian, PhD Research Instructor
Francisco J. Schopfer, PhD Associate Professor
Shivendra Singh, PhD Professor and UPMC Chair in Cancer Prevention Research
Ben Van Houten, PhD Professor
Nobunao Wakabayashi, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor
Steven R. Woodcock, PhD Research Instructor
Kunhong (Kevin) Xiao, MD, PhD Associate Professor
Lin Zhang, PhD Professor


Hormone Pharmacology
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Precision and Translational Pharmacology
Kunhong (Kevin) Xiao, MD, PhD Associate Professor


Hormone Signaling and Action
Adrian Lee, PhD Professor; Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine


Metabolic Syndrome Pharmacology
Keri J. Fogle, PhD Research Instructor
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Professor and Chair
Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Professor
Michael J. Palladino, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Academics


Neuropharmacology
Jonathan M. Beckel, PhD Research Instructor
William C. de Groat, PhD Distinguished Professor
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Keri J. Fogle, PhD Research Instructor
Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Professor
Tija C. Jacob, PhD Assistant Professor
Edwin S. Levitan, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Research
Michael J. Palladino, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Academics


Pharmacology of Cell and Organ Systems
Jonathan M. Beckel, PhD Research Instructor
Dr. Alessandro Bisello Associate Professor
Eugenia Cifuentes-Pagano, PhD Research Instructor
William C. de Groat, PhD Distinguished Professor
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Marco Fazzari, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD Professor
Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Professor
Jack Lancaster, PhD Professor
Adrian Lee, PhD Professor; Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine
Tatyana Mamonova, PhD Research Instructor
Carola Neumann, MD Associate Professor
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Precision and Translational Pharmacology
Patrick J. Pagano, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education
Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program
Michael J. Palladino, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Academics
Guillermo G. Romero, PhD Associate Professor
Vice Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program
James R. Roppolo, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Francisco J. Schopfer, PhD Associate Professor
Sruti Shiva, PhD Associate Professor
Laura A. Stabile, PhD Research Associate Professor
Adam C. Straub, PhD Assistant Professor
Ben Van Houten, PhD Professor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD Professor
Dario Vitturi, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Daniela Volonte, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Nobunao Wakabayashi, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor


Protein Kinases & Phosphatases
Yu Jiang, PhD Associate Professor
Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor


Purine Pharmacology
Edwin K. Jackson, PhD Professor


Receptor Pharmacology
Dr. Alessandro Bisello Associate Professor
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Peter A. Friedman, PhD Professor
Yi Huang, PhD Assistant Professor
Tija C. Jacob, PhD Assistant Professor
Tatyana Mamonova, PhD Research Instructor
Guillermo G. Romero, PhD Associate Professor
Vice Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program
Sanghamitra Sahoo, PhD Research Instructor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD Professor
Kunhong (Kevin) Xiao, MD, PhD Associate Professor
Cheng Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor


Redox Pharmacology
Eugenia Cifuentes-Pagano, PhD Research Instructor
Marco Fazzari, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Keri J. Fogle, PhD Research Instructor
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Professor and Chair
Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD Professor
Eun-Ryeong Hahm, PhD Reseach Instructor
Thomas W. Kensler, PhD Professor
Nicholas Khoo, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Jack Lancaster, PhD Professor
Carola Neumann, MD Associate Professor
Patrick J. Pagano, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education
Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program
Michael J. Palladino, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Academics
Sanghamitra Sahoo, PhD Research Instructor
Francisco J. Schopfer, PhD Associate Professor
Sruti Shiva, PhD Associate Professor
Adam C. Straub, PhD Assistant Professor
Ben Van Houten, PhD Professor
Dario Vitturi, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Nobunao Wakabayashi, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Stacy Gelhaus Wendell, PhD Assistant Professor


Signal Transduction
Daniel Altschuler, PhD Associate Professor
Dr. Alessandro Bisello Associate Professor
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education, Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Bruce A. Freeman, PhD Irwin Fridovich Distinguished Professor and Chair
Peter A. Friedman, PhD Professor
Ferruccio Galbiati, PhD Professor
Jing Hu, PhD Visiting Associate Professor
Tija C. Jacob, PhD Assistant Professor
Yu Jiang, PhD Associate Professor
Thomas W. Kensler, PhD Professor
Jack Lancaster, PhD Professor
Edwin S. Levitan, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Research
Carola Neumann, MD Associate Professor
Patrick J. Pagano, PhD Professor & Vice Chair, Graduate Education
Director, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program
Sanghamitra Sahoo, PhD Research Instructor
Sruti Shiva, PhD Associate Professor
Shivendra Singh, PhD Professor and UPMC Chair in Cancer Prevention Research
Laura A. Stabile, PhD Research Associate Professor
Adam C. Straub, PhD Assistant Professor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD Professor
Dario Vitturi, PhD Research Assistant Professor
Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor
Stacy Gelhaus Wendell, PhD Assistant Professor
Kunhong (Kevin) Xiao, MD, PhD Associate Professor
Cheng Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor
Lin Zhang, PhD Professor


Structural Pharmacology
Palaniappa Arjunan, PhD Research Instructor
Dinara Bulgari, PhD Research Assistant Professor
William Furey, PhD Professor
Sruti Shiva, PhD Associate Professor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD Professor
Qiming Jane Wang, PhD Associate Professor
Kunhong (Kevin) Xiao, MD, PhD Associate Professor
Cheng Zhang, PhD Assistant Professor


Systems Biology of Cancer
Adrian Lee, PhD Professor; Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Precision Medicine


Systems Pharmacology
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD Professor
Kunhong (Kevin) Xiao, MD, PhD Associate Professor





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