People

Faculty

Primary

Maninjay Atianand, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology
Anita Bansal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology
Robert Binder, PhD
Professor of Immunology
Lisa Borghesi, PhD
Professor of Immunology
Tullia C Bruno, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Louise D'Cruz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Jishnu Das, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology
Greg M Delgoffe, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
Olivera J. Finn, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology
Sebastien Gingras, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Yi-Nan Gong, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Rachel A Gottschalk, PhD
Assistant Professor
William F Hawse, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Reinhard Hinterleitner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology
Alok Joglekar, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology
Lawrence P. Kane, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Education
William B. Klimstra, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Binfeng Lu, PhD
Associate Professor
Marlies Meisel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Immunology
Penelope Morel, MD
Professor Immunology
Kevin Nickerson, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Douglas S. Reed, PhD
Associate Professor
Dayana Rivadeneira, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Mark Jay Shlomchik, MD, PhD
UPMC Endowed and Distinguished Professor, Department of Immunology
Harinder Singh, PhD
Professor, Immunology
Dario A. Vignali, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair
Florian Weisel, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Creg J Workman, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Secondary

John F. Alcorn, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Dana Ascherman, MD
Professor, Medicine
Simon M. Barratt-Boyes, PhD
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Ira Bergman
Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Immunology
Partha Sarathi Biswas, MVSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Craig A. Byersdorfer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Geoffrey Camirand, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Scott Canna, MD
Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pediatrics
Abbe N. De Vallejo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Immunology, University of Pittsburgh
Thomas Diacovo, MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Immunology
Partha Dutta, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Kerry Empey, PharmD, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Jie Fan, MD, PhD
Professor, Surgery
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
JoAnne L. Flynn, PhD
Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Patrizia Fuschiotti, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sarah Gaffen, Ph.D.
Gerald P. Rodnan Professor, Division of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology
Timothy Hand, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Melissa E Kane, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Alison B Kohan, PhD
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gary Kohanbash, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Liza Konnikova, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Robert Lafyatis, MD
Professor, Medicine
Fadi George Lakkis, MD
Frank & Athena Sarris Chair in Transplantation Biology
Adriana Larregina, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and Immunology
Jason Lohmueller, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Surgery and Immunology
Michael Lotze, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Training Grants, Health Sciences
Bernard Macatangay, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Alicia R. Mathers, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology
Mandy J McGeachy, PhD
Associate Professor
John W Mellors, MD
Professor of Medicine
Diana M. Metes, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Larry Moreland, MD
Margaret Jane Miller Endowed Professor of Arthritis Research
Adrián E. Morelli, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Alison Morris, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Matthew L. Nicotra, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Martin Oberbarnscheidt, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Jon D. Piganelli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Amanda Poholek, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Anuradha Ray, Ph.D.
UPMC Endowed Chair in Lung Immunology in Medicine
Prabir Ray, Ph.D.
UPMC Endowed Chair in Lung Immunology in Medicine
David M. Rothstein, M.D.
Pittsburgh Steelers Chair in Transplantation
Saumendra N. Sarkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Dept. of Immunology
Amr Sawalha, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology
Warren D. Shlomchik, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Michael R. Shurin, M.D.,Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Mark E Snyder, MD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine, and Immunology
Anthony St. Leger, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Walter J. Storkus, Ph.D.
Professor of Dermatology and Immunology
Tina Sumpter, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Immunology
Paul Szabolcs, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Angus Thomson, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Immunology
Heth R. Turnquist, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Anda M Vlad, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Yoram Vodovotz, PhD
Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Simon Watkins, PhD
Sally Wenzel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Theresa L. Whiteside, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD
Professor of Surgery
Zhaoyang You, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
Hassane M. Zarour, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Immunology and Dermatology

Staff

Administrative Personnel

Barbara Beatty
Administrative Director for Dario Vignali, PhD
Kevin Donohue
Network Administrator
Roberta K. Erickson
Administrator, Chairman's Office
Dewayne Falkner
Flow Room Manager
Christine Grabowski
Department Administrator
Margaret Kirshner
Administrator, Harinder Singh
Todd Langer
Post-Award Administrator
Timothy McCann
Personnel/Core Administrator
Jesse Rosenthal
Graduate Program Coordinator
Arlene Sains
Faculty Assistant/Purchaser
Mark Shaw
Maintenance (Glassware Technician)
Trudy Louise Stajduhar
Grants Manager

Research Technicians

Nevil Abraham
Flow Cytometry Technologist
Priyanka Agarwal, PhD
Research IV
Mackenzie Bender
Research Technician, Meisel Lab
Erin Ann Brunazzi
Research III
Carly Cardello
Research II
Melinda Carter
Research V - Lab Manager
Richard Cattley
Research Technician, Hawse Lab
Everett Chronowski
Research Technician, Shlomchik Lab
Laura Conter
Research V
Matthew Dracz
Research Technician, Finn
Natalie Fitzgerald
Research Tech
Matthew Gable
Heidi Gunzelman
Senior Flow Cytometry Technologist
Lee Hedden
Research Technician
Sally Hostein
Health Professional I
Stephen Joachim
Research II
Katie Kim
Research Tech
Sheryl Kunning
Research IV
Caleb Lampenfeld
Research III
Madelyn Levy
Research Technician, Singh
Tony Marinov
Research V
Kathryn Mazeski
Research Technician, ITDC Core
Brandon Michalides
Research Technician, Gottschalk Lab
Colt Nash
Lab Manager, Center for Systems Immunology
Meagan Osburn
Research III
Mohit Rana
Research Technician
Kobie Rankin
Research Technician, Joglekar Lab
Alex Rowe
Research V - Research Project Manager
Nan Sheng
Flow Cytometry Technologist
Karsen Shoger
Research Tech
Raahul Sriram
Undergraduate Researcher
Timothy Sturgeon
Senior Flow Cytometry Specialist
Kayla Thomas
Research Tech
Kate Vignali
Research V
Hui Wang
Research III
Wenzhong Wei
Research Technician, Shlomchik Lab
Nadine Weisel
Research IV
Jia Xue
Research III

Research Scientists

Lawrence Andrews, PhD
Research Scientist
Pamela Beatty, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Chunming Bi, PhD
Research Scientist
Virendra Chaudri
Research Scientist, Center for Systems Immunology
Anthony R Cillo, PhD
Research Scientist
Jian Cui, PhD
Research Scientist
Zhanna Lipatova, PhD
Research Scientist
Ailing Liu
Research Scientist/Flow Cytometry Application Specialist
Chang Liu, PhD
Research Scientist
Sanjay Rathod, PhD
Research Scientist, Joglekar
Shuchi Smita, PhD
Research Scientist

Trainees

Visiting Scholars and Scientists

Leon Altmann
Academic Visitor, Shlomchik Lab
Qin Chen
Academic Visitor
Yang Li
Academic Visitor, Lu Lab
Peiwen Ma
Peijun Tang
Visiting Scholar
Haitao Wang
Academic Visitor, Lu
Shaoxian Wu
Visiting Research Fellow, Lu
Jun-Chi Xu
Jun Xue
Visiting Scholar
Cuihue Yue
Yanlin Zeng
Visiting Tsinghua Student, Hinterleitner Lab
Zhi-Wei Zhai
Visiting Scholar
Haihong Zhang
Academic Visitor, Finn Lab
Dachun Zhang
Xin Zhao
Visiting Chinese
Shuting Zuo
Visiting Scholar

Post Doctoral Fellows

Amayrani Abrego-Peredo, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Vaishali Aggarwal, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Hridesh Banerjee
Postdoctoral Fellow
Smriti Chaurasia
Postdoctoral Associate, Shlomchik Lab
Minhui Chen, PhD
Research Associate
Paul Cooper
Kristen Critelli, MD
MD Research Fellow
Becky Elsner, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Jingyu Fan, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Angela Gocher, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Rakhi Harne, PhD
International Postdoctoral Associate
Ye Jin
Postdoctoral Associate
Supriya Joshi, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Delgoffe
Shunsuke Kataoka
Alok Kumar, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Delgoffe
Sneha Lal
Postdoctoral Associate
Claire Leibler, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Russell Levack, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Shlomchik
Michelle Mckeague, PhD
Jessica M Moskovitz, MD
Graduate Medical Trainee
Surya Pandey, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Hinterleitner Lab
Douglas Prado
Postdoctoral Associate
Syed Rahman, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Das Lab
Arantxa Romero Toledo, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Abigail Sedlacek, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Ashwin Somasundaram
Graduate Medical Trainee
Ethan Stratton, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Shlomchik
Jeremy Tilstra, MD, PhD
Fellow of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
Lauren Van Der Kraak
Postdoctoral Scholar, Hinterleitner Lab
Godhev Manakkat Vijay, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Systems Immunology
Andrea Workman, PhD
Research Associate
Shuxian Wu, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Shlomchik
Cheng Ye, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate

Health Sciences Fellows

Runzi Sun
Health Sciences Fellows

Graduate Students

Haylee Baxendell
Graduate Student Researcher, Shlomchik
Derrick Callahan
Graduate Student Researcher
Christopher Chuckran
Graduate Student
Rebekah Dadey
Graduate Student Researcher
Chao Feng
Health Sciences Research Fellow
Stephanie Grebinoski
Morgan Jackson-Strong
Graduate Student Researcher, Gottschalk Lab
Priyanka Manandhar
Graduate Student Researcher, Kane
Alex McPherson
Graduate Student Researcher, Meisel
Benjamin Murter
PMI Student, Kane Lab
Devanshi Nayak
PMI Graduate Student, Binder Lab
Sayali Onkar
Graduate Student
Catherine Phelps
PMI Graduate Student, Meisel Lab
Ayana Ruffin
Ellen Scott
Graduate Student
Feng Shan
Kevin Vergara
Graduate Student Researcher, Atianand Lab
Chunsheng Zhou

Undergraduate Students

Abigail Berrios
MIDS Scholar, Poholek Lab
Allen Fooks
Kwaku Frempong-Manso
MIDS Scholar, Binder Lab
Rohan Katti
Amanda Lee
Undergraduate Researcher
J. Connor Mahaney
Noor Nader
MIDS Scholar, Bruno Lab
Molly Oken
Jalyne Perry
MIDS Scholar, Culyba Lab
Xiaoyao (Joyce) Qu
Carlos Rodriguez
MIDS Scholar, DePas Lab
Jake Shapira
MIDS Scholar, Meisel Lab
Daishon Spann
MIDS Scholar, McGeachy Lab
Ekeoma Uzoukwu
MIDS Scholar, Finn Lab