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photo Aditi U. Gurkar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine


Phone: 412-624-7494

Office: 563 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, 15219
Phone: 412-624-7494
Fax: 412-383-9055
Administrative Assistant:
Kathy Brickett
Address: 571,1 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-383-4416
Fax: 412-383-9055
Education and Training
PhD, Boston School of Medicine, 2009
B.S., University of South Florida, Tampa/Florida International University, 2006
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
Notable Achievements
Bench Junior Faculty Research Award, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2018