Your health can’t wait. Learn how we’re making our facilities safer and schedule your care now.
Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
Be safe anytime, anywhere.
To find a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 412-692-7337 or search our directory.
A resource for our network of referring physicians.
For more information about research, please call our main office at 412-692-6438.
Ranked #8 Nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Graduate School: PhD, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.
Postdoctoral School: Physiology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Ageing is the number one risk factor for most human diseases, including cancer and many neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. It is now clear that the ageing process is under genetic regulation and that manipulation of ageing genes can slow the onset and reduce the severity of age-related disease pathophysiology. Most ageing genes also regulate the reponse to environmental stress, suggesting an important relationship between ageing and stress.
Work in the Lamitina Lab utilizes the model organism C. elegans to define mechanisms of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS. The lab also investigates how stress responses are coordinated at the organismal level. The accumulation of conformationally aberrant proteins is a focus of both research projects. Through our work, we hope to understand if 'natural' mechanisms for opposing protein misfolding (i.e. stress responses) might be leveraged for the treatment of these currently incurable neurological diseases.
View Dr. Lamitina's full list of publications from PubMed.
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA, 15213
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Support the hospital by making a donation online, joining our Heroes in Healing monthly donor program, or visiting our site to learn about the other ways you can give back.