George D Leikauf

PhD
  • Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health

My research interests involve the investigation of the functional genomics of acute lung injury, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We seek to uncover the molecular mechanisms by which air pollutants exacerbate or cause lung diseases. These studies involve various strategies including genetic mapping, transcriptomics, proteomics and transgenic/gene-targeted murine systems. Our long term goal is to better understand the genetic basis of increased susceptibility to pulmonary epithelial injury and repair.

Education

1973 | University of California, Berkeley | A.B. Biological Sciences

1978 | New York University | M.S. Environmental Health Sciences

1981 | New York University | Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences

Teaching

“Air Pollution and Respiratory Health”
Graduate School of Public Health - University of Pittsburgh
2007 – Present

 

“Gene - Environment Interactions and Individual Susceptibility”
Graduate School of Public Health - University of Pittsburgh
2008 - Present

 

“Individualized Risk Assessment”
Graduate School of Public Health - University of Pittsburgh
2009 – Present

 

“Cells and Genomes”
Graduate School of Public Health - University of Pittsburgh
2010 - Present

 

“Intracellular Compartments, Protein Sorting, and Intracellular Vesicular Traffic”
Graduate School of Public Health - University of Pittsburgh
2010 - Present

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