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photo Aditi U. Gurkar, PhD

Geriatrics

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: agurkar1@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-7494

Contact
Office: 563 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, 15219
 
Phone: 412-624-7494
Fax: 412-383-9055
E-mail: agurkar1@pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Joy Hart
Address: 556 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Email: joy.hart@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-4416
Fax: 412-383-9055
Research Interest
An Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Gurkar’s interest is in understanding the biology of aging and age-related diseases. Her NIH-funded research focuses on identifying the signaling mechanisms that drive aging in response to endogenous DNA damage. By defining these molecular mechanism(s), she hopes to identify novel therapeutic targets that can be exploited to extend healthspan.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Modulators of DNA Damage Associated Nucleo-Mitochondrial Communication in Aging
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R00 AG049126
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2020