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Lia Rae Edmunds, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lia Edmunds


E1114 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street


Dr. Edward Prochownik


PhD in Molecular Genetics & Developmental Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2015

BS in Biochemistry, Washington and Jefferson College, 2008


Areas of Interest

c-myc oncoprotein; gene regulation of cancer metabolism; fatty acid oxidation

Why I chose Pitt

Pitt has a great reputation in the research community for doing good work, but they are also less competitive than some of the bigger name schools. Graduate education and research here has been very intimate and I've felt right at home.

Following her graduation, Lia accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow here at the University of Pittsburgh in the lab of Dr. Michael Jurczak with the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Center for Metabolic and Mitochondrial Medicine (C3M). 


Transcriptionally active syncytial aggregates in the maternal circulation may contribute to circulating soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 in preeclampsia. Hypertension. 59: 256-264. |  View Abstract

Maternal circulating CD34+VEGFR-2+ and CD133+VEGFR-2+ progenitor cells increase during normal pregnancy but are reduced in women with preeclampsia. Reprod Sci. 17: 643-652. |  View Abstract

Uric acid attenuates trophoblast invasion and integration into endothelial cell monolayers. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 297: C440-450. |  View Abstract