Lori A. Birder, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Study a number of ion channel/receptor targets within the bladder epithelium and the possible role of the urothelium in urinary bladder function.

A1207 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-7368
Fax: 412-648-7197


BS (Chemistry), Duquesne University, 1982.
MS (Pharmacology), Duquesne University, 1985.
PhD (Neuropharmacology), University of Pittsburgh, 1992.
Postdoctoral Fellow (Physiology), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992.
Lori A. Birder, PhD

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Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Atinuke Dosunmu-Ogunbi
Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
1395 Conference Room

Recent Publications

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings


Time to dissertation Defense
, last five graduating classes:  4.6 years, Completion Rate: 86.49%

First Author Publications (All students, past 5 year mean):  2.03;   Total Publications: 5.10

F-series Grants (F30/F31) (All Students, past 5 year mean):  12/34 (35%) 

Ranked #9 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty-four consecutive years