Faculty

Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Research Focus:
  • Role of FGF Receptors in the Developing Kidney
  • Genetic Model of Urogenital Development and Obstruction
  • Role of fibroblast growth factor receptors (Fgfrs) in embryonic kidney development using conditional knockout mouse models
  • A genetic model of vesicoureteral reflux and reflux nephropathy, generated by deletion of Fgfr2 in kidney mesenchyme
  • A genetic model of obstructive nephropathy in a transgenic insertional mutant
  • Genetics of congenital kidney diseases in children
Academic Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Research Focus:

Primary themes of mitochondrial injury and oxidative stress

Director, Graduate Program in Immunology & Microbiology
Research Focus:

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

Associate Director of the Program in Microbiology and Immunology (PMI) graduate program
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