Patricia Opresko

Patricia Opresko

Patricia L. Opresko, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, email: plo4@pitt.edu

  • Professor, department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

  • Post-doctoral fellow National Institute on Aging, 2000-2005

  • PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, 2000

  • BS in Biology & Chemistry, DeSales University, 1994

Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes

Ryan Barnes, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, email: ryb22@pitt.edu

  • PhD in Biomedical Sciences with an option in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State College of Medicine, 2017

  • BS in Chemistry and Molecular Biology, West Chester University, 2012

Mariarosaria De Rosa

Mariarosaria De Rosa

Samantha Sanford

Samantha Sanford

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Sanjana Thosar

Sanjana Thosar

Ariana Detwiler

Ariana Detwiler

Mariarosaria De Rosa, Ph,D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, email: mad373@pitt.edu

  • PhD in Molecular Medicine & Medical Biotechnology, University Federico II of Naples, Italy, 2017

  • MSc in Medical Biotechnology, University Federico II of Naples, Italy, 2013

  • BSc in Biotechnology, University Federico II of Naples, Italy, 2011


Samantha Sanford
PhD Student, IDM, email: sas354@pitt.edu

  • BS in Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008


Samuel Johnson
PhD Student, Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology, email: saj98@pitt.edu

  • BS in Chemistry with Specialization in Biochemistry, University of Virginia, 2017


Sanjana Thosar, MS
PhD Student, Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology, email: sat140@pitt.edu

  • MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Science, 2016

  • BS in Microbiology, Fergusson College, University of Pune, India, 2015


Ariana Detwiler, MS
Technician, email: acd54@pitt.edu

  • MS in Cell Biology, Kent State University, 2015

  • BS in Biology, Genetics and Development, 2012



Past lab members

  • Adam Barsouk, medical student at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Elise Fouquerel, PhD, Assistant Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Xander Orenstein, master student, Johns Hopkins University

  • Arindam Bose, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University

  • Melinda Sager, former technician

  • Justin Lormand, graduate student at Cornell University

  • Connor Murphy PhD, microscopy and imaging specialist, Hunt Optics and Imaging

  • Dhvani Parikh PhD, toxicologist, US Green Building Council

  • Hannah Pope-Varsalona PhD, toxicologist, US EPA

  • Fujun Liu PhD, Manager of global product safety, Revlon NJ

  • Devin Kepchia, PhD, Research Associate, postdoctoral fellow, Salk Institute

  • Rama Damerla PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Gerald Nora MD/PhD, attending physician Columbia St. Mary's hospital

  • Gregory Sowd PhD, research fellow, Dana-Faber Cancer Institute