Faculty

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Human Genetics & Neurology
Research Focus:

Cellular and molecular basis of human neurodegenerative diseases

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Research Focus:

Depression; Mechanisms of treatment response & placebo effects; Functional and molecular neuroimaging

Pittsburgh Foundation-Emmerling Endowed Chair in Psychotic Disorders
Research Focus:

The use of multimodal neuroimaging techniques to elucidate functional and structural abnormalities in emotion processing, reward processing and emotional regulation circuitries that are associated with specific psychiatric disorders, and symptom dimensions in individuals with mood and anxiety disorders

Director of Oncology Research, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Research Focus:
  • Evaluation of molecular inhibitors of the c-myc oncoprotein
  • Regulation of and by the Myc oncoprotein
  • Function and pharmacologic regulation of the c-Myc oncoprotein
  • Impact of c-Myc oncoprotein expression on cellular metabolism