Dr. Aaron Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cellular & Molecular Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bell earned his BS in Biochemistry and Biophysics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1991 and his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology in 1999 from Pitt’s Graduate School of Medicine. Dr. Bell is also the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology Postdoctoral Research Training Program (PPRTP). Dr. Bell was previously a senior vice-chair and founding member of the University’s Postdoctoral Association.
Dr. Bell's current research focuses on understanding new therapies for liver fibrosis and hyperproliferation in alpha 1-AT deficiency and the role of WNT beta catenin signaling in liver development. He has also pursued pre-clinical studies of mice humanized with hepatocytes and iPS cells from patients with metabolic disease and matrix-induced and transcriptional regulation of hepatocyte differentiation.
Dr. Bell is a member of several professional and scientific societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society for Investigative Pathology. He serves as a manuscript reviewer for the publications: Hepatology, the American Journal of Pathology, the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, and BMC Developmental Biology. He is also a grant reviewer for the Intramural PPRTP Grants.
View a list of Dr. Bell’s publications here.