Anthony Kanai, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Roles of the urothelium, interstitial cells and afferent nerves in urinary incontinence--studied using optical mapping. Nitric oxide in radiation cystitis and the mitochondrial targeting of radioprotectants.

A1224 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-624-1430
Fax: 412-648-7197


BS (Biochemistry), Duquesne University, 1980.
MS (Pharmacology), Duquesne University, 1983.
PhD (Physiology), University of Pittsburgh, 1992.
Anthony Kanai, PhD

Student News


Dissertation Defense
Joshua Lorenz-Guertin
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
1395 Conference Room

Recent Publications

Program Achievements

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


Time to dissertation Defense
, last five graduating classes:  4.6 years, Completion Rate: 86.49%

First Author Publications (All students, past 5 year mean):  2.03;   Total Publications: 5.10

F-series Grants (F30/F31) (All Students, past 5 year mean):  12/34 (35%) 

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