Dr. Tirthadipa Pradhan is a Research Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh Division of Hematology/ Oncology. Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral fellow and an instructor/junior faculty in Pitt’s Department of Pathology.
Dr. Pradhan studied in India at the University of Calcutta and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, in the UK at the University of Sheffield, and in Canada at Simon Fraser University where she received her PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
Dr. Pradhan’s research interests include: identifying molecular targets of sickle cell hepatobiliary injury; molecular mechanism of the blood bile barrier formation and regulation; understanding the mechanism of chronic liver injury progression; post translational regulation of Wnt signaling pathway; and vascular disorders of the liver.
Dr. Pradhan has received numerous awards for recognition of her work. Some recent examples include: Pittsburgh Community Liver Alliance Pilot Grant, November 2018; Pittsburgh Liver Center Pilot and Feasibility Grant, September 2018; The Histochemical Society Sponsored Trainee Travel Award, 2018; Invited Chair, Liver Pathobiology Session, EB Meeting, San Diego, 2018; Best Presentation Award, Bridgeside Research Forum, 2017; and The Histochemical Society Sponsored Trainee Travel Award, 2017.
She is also a member of these professional organizations: American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases; American Society of Hematology; American Society of Investigative Pathology; and American Gastroenterology Association.
View a list of Dr. Pradhan’s publications here.