University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Program Members

Patrick Moore Patrick Moore MD, MPH (Leader)
Email: psm9@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Human tumor virology (KSHV, MCV and digital transcriptome subtraction)

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Yuan Chang Yuan Chang, MD
Email: yc70@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Human tumor virology (KSHV, MCV and digital transcriptome subtraction)

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Carolyn Coyne Carolyn Coyne, PhD
Email: coynec2@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Enteroviruses; innate immunity

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Ross Cranston Ross Cranston, MD
Email: rdc27@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
HPV associated anal dysplastic change in immunosuppressed individuals

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Neal DeLuca Neal DeLuca, PhD
Email: ndeluca@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
HSV-1-mediated regulation of gene expression

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Andrea Gambotto Andrea Gambotto, MD
Email: agamb@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Development of adenoviral vector based vaccines for HIV-1 and influenza

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Joseph Glorioso Joseph Glorioso, PhD
Email: glorioso@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Using HSV vectors for studies of cellular gene functions and for analysis of embryonic stem cell differentiation

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Paola Grandi Paola Grandi, PhD
Email: pag24@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Gene therapy for brain tumors using HSV-based vectors; molecular targeting to tumor cells; molecular mechanisms of tumor cell migration; miRNAs in cancer progression

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Phalguni Gupta Phalguni Gupta, PhD
Email: pgupta1@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Cellular and molecular basis of HIV pathogenesis and transmission; development of novel vaccine candidates and microbicides against HIV; non-lytic CD8+T cell mediated HIV suppression; international study on molecular epidemiology and pathogenesis of HIV in India and China

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Fred Homa Fred Homa, PhD
Email: flhoma@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Molecular basis of HSV-1 capsid assembly and DNA packaging

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Saleem Khan Saleem Khan, PhD
Email: khan@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Molecular biology and pathogenesis of human papillomaviruses (HPVs); role of microRNAs in HPV-associated cancers, and in aging; DNA helicases; replication of drug resistance and virulence plasmids of S. aureus and B. anthracis

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Paul Kinchington Paul Kinchington, PhD
Email: kinch@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Herpesvirus; protein kinases; virus latency; protein-serine-threonine kinases; viral regulatory proteins; virus replication; adenoviridae infections; antiviral agents

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Diana Metes Diana Metes, MD
Email: metesdm@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); adaptive immunity; post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD); T cell memory; dendritic cells

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Ronald Montelaro Ronald Montelaro, PhD
Email: rmont@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Viral immunology and vaccine development for evolving viruses

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Photo Unavailable Joseph Newsome, DVM
Email: jnewsome@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Immunopathology; vaccinology; dermatopathology; papillomavirus; infectious disease animal modeling

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Liron Pantanowitz Liron Pantanowitz, MD
Email: pantanowitzl@upmc.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Cytopathology; pathology informatics; HIV/AIDS

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James Pipas James Pipas, PhD
Email: pipas@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Molecular biology of DNA tumor viruses; molecular mechanisms of tumorigenicity

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Todd Reinhart Todd Reinhart, ScD
Email: reinhar@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Role of chemokines in the pathogenesis of HIV-1 and SIV; basic biology and inhibition of chemokines; roles played by lymphatic endothelial cells in infectious diseases and vaccines; vaccines for HIV-1, influenza, and cancer

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Charles Rinaldo Charles Rinaldo, PhD
Email: rinaldo@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Cellular immunity to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV; human herpesvirus 8), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)

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Saumendra Sarkar Saumendra Sarkar, PhD
Email: saumen@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Virus-mediated innate immune response and Toll-like receptor signaling

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Kathy Shair Kathy H.Y. Shair, PhD
Email: kas361@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); virus-host interactions; tumor microenvironment

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Thomas Smithgall Thomas Smithgall, PhD
Email: tsmithga@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Non-receptor protein-tyrosine kinase structure, regulation, and signal transduction in cancer, AIDS, and embryonic stem cell biology

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Stephen Thorne Stephen Thorne, PhD
Email: sht38@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Oncolytic viruses; optical tumor imaging; cancer immunotherapy

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Clayton Wiley Clayton Wiley, MD, PhD
Email: wiley1@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and in particular on viral and age-induced nervous system diseases

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Gutian Xiao Gutian Xiao, PhD
Email: gux8@pitt.edu
Research Interests / Keywords:
Signal transduction in immunity and tumorigenesis

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