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photo Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Chair in Translational Medicine

Director, Aging Institute of UPMC and Pitt

Email: finkelt@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4409

Contact
Office: 450 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
 
Phone: 412-383-4409
Fax: 412-383-9055
E-mail: finkelt@pitt.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Joy Hart
Address: 456 Bridgeside Point I
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Email: joy.hart@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-383-4416
Fax: 412-383-9055
Education and Training
Education
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1986
PhD, Biophysics, Harvard University School of Arts & Sciences, 1986
BS, Physics, University of Maryland, 1979
Training
Fellowship in Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1992
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1989
Research Interest
aging, mitochondrial function, cellular metabolism, oxidative stress
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Sun N, Malide D, Liu J, Rovira II, Combs CA, Finkel T. A fluorescence-based imaging method to measure in vitro and in vivo mitophagy using mt-Keima. Nature Protocols. 2017; 12(8): 1576-1587.
Pan H, Yan Y, Liu C, Finkel T. The role of ZKSCAN3 in the transcriptional regulation of autophagy. Autophagy. 2017; 13(7): 1235-1238.
Liu JC, Parks RJ, Liu J, Stares J, Rovira II, Murphy E, Finkel T. The In Vivo Biology of the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter. Advances in Experimental Biology and Medicine. 2017; 982: 49-63.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Vascular Autophagy and HGPS Progression
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Progeria Research Foundation
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2020
Title: Vascular Autophagy and HGPS Pprogression
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Leducq Foundation
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018
Notable Achievements
NHLBI Orloff Innovation Award, 2016
NHLBI Director's Award-Outstanding Translational Science, 2015
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2013
Association of American Physicians, 2009
Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar in Aging Award, 2006-2010
American Society for Clinical Research, 2002