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Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-5853
Fax: 412-648-5980

Solomon F. Ofori-Acquah, PhD

 

Solomon Ofori-Acquah

 

Solomon Ofori-Acquah, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Director, Center for Translational and International Hematology

E1252 BST
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Office Phone: 412-648-9231
Lab Phone: 412-648-9427
Email: sfo2@pitt.edu


Ofori-Acquah Lab

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Bio

Dr. Ofori-Acquah was classically trained as a hematology and molecular genetics scientist in the National Health System in England. Currently, he is a basic and translational investigator in the Heart, Lung and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.


Research Interests

Dr. Ofori-Acquah has a longstanding research interest in molecular hematology, sickle cell disease (SCD), and in endothelial biology research related to novel therapies for pulmonary vascular dysfunctions. His long-term research is focused on acute and chronic pulmonary complications of SCD. His lab recently developed the first mouse model of acute chest syndrome, and defined hemin as a prototypical erythroid DAMP molecule that triggers this lung condition.


Education

PhD, University of London, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1999

MSc, University of London, Birkbeck College, 1992


Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sickle Cell Scholar, University of South Alabama, 2000

Pediatric Executive Program, Emory University School of Medicine, 2008


Recent Grants

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Acute Lung Injury in Sickle Cell Disease
Role: PI
Funding Agency: NHLBI
Years: 2013-2018

Mechanisms of Endothelial Barrier Phenotypes
Role: PI
Funding Agency: NHLBI
Years: 2011-2016


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