Grant Number: T32 GM075770
Grant Title: Research Training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Training Faculty:

Name/Degree(s) Rank Primary (& Secondary) Appointment(s) Role in Program Research Interest
Albers, Kathryn M, PhD Professor Medicine-GI (Neurobiology) Mentor Cellular and molecular mechanisms of growth factor action on sensory neurons; mechanisms of pain
Angus, Derek, MD, MPH Professor and Chair Critical Care Medicine (Medicine, Health Policy & Management) Mentor ICU outcomes, clinical trials
Bahar, Ivet, PhD Professor and Chair Computational & Systems Biology Mentor Protein dynamics and allostery, biomolecular computations
Billiar, Timothy, MD Professor and Chair Surgery Mentor Aspects of inflammation and organ injury in settings relevant to trauma and shock
Birder, Lori A., PhD Professor Medicine (Pharmacology) Mentor Complexities of urinary bladder epithelial (urothelial) cell function and urothelial cell-neuronal interactions; cell signaling and sensory mechanism; pain in urothelium cancer
Brandom, Barbara, MD Professor Anesthesiology Executive Committee, Mentor Clinical manifestations of malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptibility and improvement of diagnostic testing for MH
Clark, Robert S.B., MD Professor Critical Care Medicine (Pediatrics) Mentor Neuronal death; apoptosis autophagy
Davis, Brian M., PhD Professor Medicine (Neurobiology) Mentor Growth factor regulation in sensory neurons
DeFranco, Donald B., PhD Professor Pharmacology & Chemical Biology (Neuroscience) Mentor Cellular Ca2+ homeostasis as it relates to the pharmacogenetic syndrome Malignant Hyperthermia (MH)
de Groat, William, PhD Distinguished Professor Pharmacology Mentor Mechanisms underlying sensitization of afferent nerves in the lower urinary tract by cystitis or spinal cord injury
Freeman, Bruce, PhD Professor and Chair Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Mentor Roles in inflammatory, vascular and pulmonary diseases; Biochemical mechanisms governing the production and subsequent reactions of O2.-, .NO, ONOO-, H2O2 and ROOH in eukaryotes
Fiez, Julie, PhD Professor Psychology/Neuroscience Mentor Neural basis of language processing, how cognition may be optimized by reinforcement learning signals mediated by the basal ganglia and error-correction signals mediated by the cerebellum
Gebhart, Gerald F., PhD Professor Anesthesiology (Medicine; Pharmacology; Neurobiology) Mentor Visceral pain and hyperalgesia
Glorioso, Joseph C., PhD Professor and Chair Microbiology & Molecular Genetics (Biochemistry) Mentor HSV for delivery and expression of therapeutic genes in neurons
Gold, Michael S., PhD Professor Anesthesiology (Neurobiology) Executive Committee, Mentor Peripheral mechanisms of pain
Homanics, Gregg, PhD Professor Anesthesiology (Pharmacology and Chemical Biology) Mentor Mechanisms of alcohol and anesthetic action
Johnson, Jon W., PhD Professor Neuroscience Mentor Biophysics, Pharmacology, and Regulation of Glutamate Receptors
Kochanek, Patrick M., MD Professor and Vice Chair Critical Care Medicine (Pediatrics; Anesthesiology) Mentor Traumatic brain injury, Pediatric neurointensive care and cerebral resuscitation: CTRC Associate Director
Koerber, H. Richard, PhD Professor Neurobiology Mentor Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn
Lo, Cecilia, PhD F. Sargent Cheever Chair & Professor Developmental Biology Mentor Elucidating the genetic causes and developmental mechanisms of human congenital heart disease
Lu, Binfeng, PhD Associate Professor Immunology Mentor Discovery of novel molecular and cellular pathways regulating key steps of T cell-mediated immune responses in antitumor immunity and autoimmunity
Parness, Jerome, MD, PhD Professor Anesthesiology Mentor Cellular Ca2+ homeostasis in skeletal muscle and its relationship to Malignant Hyperthermia
Pinsky, Michael, MD Professor Critical Care Medicine Mentor unsolved problems in the treatment of various cardiopulmonary insufficiency states
Pitt, Bruce R., PhD Professor and Chair Public Health-Environmental & Occupational Health (Pharmacology and Chemical Biology; Bioengineering) Mentor molecular pharmacology of pulmonary circulation
Reder, Lynne M., PhD Professor Psychology (Carnegie Mellon University) Mentor cognitive neuroscience to facilitate the study of memory
Strick, Peter L., PhD Professor Neurobiology (Neurological Surgery; Psychiatry; Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University) Mentor Control of voluntary movement by the cerebral cortex
Tang, Pei, PhD Professor Anesthesiology (Pharmacology; Computational & Systems Biology) Mentor Action of low-affinity drugs (general anesthetics and alcohols) on neurotransmitter-gated receptor channels
Tarpey, Margaret, MD Professor Anesthesiology Mentor Interplay of oxidants with nitric oxide in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of vascular dysfunction
Wasan, Ajay, MD, MSc Professor Anesthesiology (Psychiatry) Mentor Tracking pain treatment outcomes using electronic records, mechanism-based treatment studies of negative affect in pain, quantitative sensory testing, functional MRI, preventing prescription opioid misuse in patients with chronic pain
Waters, Jonathan, MD Professor Anesthesiology (Biomedical Engineering) Mentor Blood cell tolerance to mechanical shear stress
Williams, Brian A., MD Professor Anesthesiology Mentor efficacy and safety of perineural drugs (other than local anesthetics, and in combination with local anesthetics) to design a perineural analgesic mixture that maximizes analgesic duration while minimizing motor block duration.
Xu, Yan, PhD Professor Anesthesiology (Pharmacology; Structural Biology) Program Director, Mentor Molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of nonspecific drugs on ligand-gated neuronal receptors in their membrane environment
Yoshimura, Naoki, MD, PhD Professor Urology (Pharmacology) Mentor Neural pathways that control the lower urinary tract after spinal cord injury
Zhang, Li-Ming, MD Asst. Prof. Anesthesiology Mentor Mechanisms of ventilation-induced pulmonary injuries