Faculty

Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Research Focus:
  • Viral replication and pathogenesis
  • Reovirus and celiac disease
  • Vaccine development
Chief, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program
Research Focus:
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Platelet Function and Pharmacology
  • MicroRNA-mRNA Profiles in Neonatal Cardiac Patients
  • Preclinical and Clinical Evaluation of Novel Anti-platelet / Anti-coagulants for use in
  • Pediatric Patients at Risk for Thrombosis
  • Precision Medicine in the Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders in Neonates
  • Development of Class I PI3K Inhibitors for use as Modulators of the Immune Response and as Anti-leukemic agents
  • DigitalTechnologies to Reduce Infant Mortality
Director, Center for Innovative Antimicrobial Therapy
Research Focus:

Mechanism of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria

Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Research Focus:

Reinforcement learning; Decision-making in suicidal behavior; Borderline personality disorder