Faculty

Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Research Focus:
  • Role of FGF Receptors in the developing kidney and bladder
  • Role of FGF Receptors in postnatal urothelial bladder injury and repair
  • Genetic Model of Urogenital Development and Obstruction
  • Role of fibroblast growth factor receptors (Fgfrs) in embryonic kidney development using conditional knockout mouse models
  • Genetics of congenital kidney diseases in children
Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health
Research Focus:
  • Lipid signaling and lipid imaging in cell death and inflammation
  • Mitochondrial injury and mitochondria - targeted therapies
  • Redox biomedicine
George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
Research Focus:

Host response to severe trauma and surgical sepsis

Director, Graduate Program in Immunology & Microbiology
Research Focus:

Mechanisms of cross-priming of antigens during immune responses to cancer, viruses and autoimmunity

Director of the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology
Research Focus:

The Bomberger lab is exploring the mechanistic basis by which acute viral infections promote the development of chronic bacterial infections and shapes microbial communities in the respiratory tract, particularly in the setting of chronic respiratory diseases, like cystic fibrosis (CF) and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Immunology
Research Focus:

Graft versus host disease, T cell metabolism, Bone marrow transplantation for non-malignant hematopathology