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 Division of Renal-Electrolyte

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photo Steven Truschel, PhD

Email: stt39@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9081

Contact
Office: 3550 Terrace Street
S931 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, 15261
 
Phone: 412-648-9081
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E-mail: stt39@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1994
Ph.D, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
Training
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
Research Interest
Age-related changes in cellular function can lead to various human pathologies including cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. A common biomarker of aging cells is a change in the function of lysosomes, which are intracellular organelles responsible for the degradation and recycling of waste material from cellular metabolism and from normal organelle turnover. Impaired lysosomal function can lead to the accumulation of waste products within cells, a progressive loss of lysosomal activity and ultimately cell death. Dr. Truschel is interested in understanding how aging affects the lysosomal network within the cells lining the inner surface of the urinary bladder and how these changes affect bladder function.
Publications
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