Mellon Seminar Archives

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April 13, 2021

Exploring the therapeutic potential of metabolic activation

Craig Byersdorfer, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Chitinase-3-like-1 protein binding complexes regulate immune suppression in glioblastoma

Baoli Hu, PhD

Assistnant Professor of Neurological Surgery; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, Brain Tumor Evolution & Therapy Lab

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March 16, 2021

Bridging the next generation gap: The role of Bioinformatics Core at CHP

Dhivyaa Rajasundaram, PhD

Research Assistnant Professor of Pediatrics; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, Bioinformatics Core, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Developmental pathways in liver development and repair

Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, MD

Professor of Pathology and Medicine

Endowed Chair for Experimental Pathology

Vice Chair and Chief of the Division of Experimental Pathology

Assistant Dean & Co-Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program

Director, Pittsburgh Liver Research Center

Director of Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering & Regeneration (CATER) Program

Associate Director, University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute (UPDDI)

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February 17, 2021

Persistent DNA damage links acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease and tubular cell senescence

Rannar Airik, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Heart regeneration

Bernhard Kuhn, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Director, RK Mellon Institute for Pediatric Research, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

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January 13, 2021

Synaptic alternations after traumatic brain injury

Shaun Carlson, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Director, Synaptic Function and Plasticity, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research

Bacterial colonization of the urinary tract in children with neuropathic bladders

Catherine Forster, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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December 9, 2020

Genetic basis for interferon-gamma-independent antiviral immune responses

Melissa Kane, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Systems Understanding of Placenta-Brain-Heart Axis in Congenital Anomalies

Yijen Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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November 12, 2020

Influenza vaccination and peripheral immunity in children

John Alcorn, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Director, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Zebrafish models for liver regeneration studies

Donghun Shin, PhD

Associate Professor of Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

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October 8, 2020

sciVelo: Helping researchers take the first step from bench to bedside

Ross Beresford, MS
Program Manager, sciVelo-CHP

Rift Valley fever virus disease manifestations are modulated by host genetics

Anita McElroy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

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September 10, 2020

Voice and speech encoding in human auditory cortex

Taylor Abel, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Surgical Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Surgery Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Working with the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

Karen Depperman
Vice President, Development, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation

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August 13, 2020

Lung-specific role of Blimp-1 impacting type 2 allergic airway inflammation

Amanda Poholek, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Health Sciences Sequencing Core, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Grants and Funding

Nancy E. Harter, CRA
Senior Administrative Director
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Research Administration

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