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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

Straub Laboratory

Contact

Lab phone: 412-648-9921

Lab address: E1200 Biomedical Science Tower (Starzl BST), 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261


Research

The overarching goal of the Straub laboratory is to investigate novel redox-controlled cell signaling mechanisms that regulate endothelial and smooth muscle cell biology and cell-cell communication in the microcirculation.  Our investigations focus on two important pathways: 1) the mechanisms by which endothelial cell expressed hemoglobin a regulates nitric oxide signaling in the blood vessel wall and 2) the mechanisms by which the intracellular nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) pathway controls basic redox signaling functions in vascular cells. 


People

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
  Adam Straub PhD

ADAM C. STRAUB, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

astraub@pitt.edu | 412-648-7097

 

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
 

KATHERINE WOOD, PhD

Research Associate

woodkc@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921

 

RESEARCH STAFF
 

SCOTT HAHN, MS

Research Technician, Microvascular and Hypertension Core

sch63@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921

   

 

 

MEGAN MILLER

Lab Manager

mpl8@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921

   

 

 

SUBRAMANIAM SANKER

Visiting Research Associate

sus48@pitt.edu | 412-648-9921



Previous lab members:

Roger Alvarez, DO, MPH, Assistant Professor, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

Md Mizanur Rahaman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tohoku University, Japan

Anh Tram Nguyen, PhD, Research Scientist, University of Virginia

Stephanie Mutchler, Graduate Student, Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program, University of Pittsburgh