Faculty

Director of the Cutaneous Biology Research Core
Research Focus:
  • Development of innate and adaptive responses to epicutaneous C. albicans infection
  • Relationship of pain-sensing neurons in the skin with host defense
  • The ability of keratinocytes to retain dendritic cells and T cells in the epidermis
  • Development of humoral responses to cutaneous pathogens
  • Plasticity of individual skin-resident dendritic cell subsets
  • Tolerance and suppression of immune responses by Langerhans cells
Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Research Focus:

Pathogenesis and treatment of obesity and related metabolic disorders

Chief, Renal-Electrolyte Division
Research Focus:

Epithelial transport physiology. We are examining mechanisms by which external factors, including Na+, proteases, and shear stress, regulate the activity of epithelial Na+ channels.

Director of Research in Cardiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Research Focus:
  • Cardiomyocyte proliferation
  • Heart regeneration