Dorph-Petersen et al, 2009


David A. Lewis, MD
412 246 6010

Assistant Director for Administrative and Operations Management
Sharon Slovenec, MBA
Biomedical Science Tower (BST), E1651

Administrative Coordinator, Sweet Research Program
Tracey L. Capotosto
Biomedical Science Tower (BST), W1640
412 624 5546

Administrative Coordinator, BSP2 Labs​
Michele Nace
Bridgeside Point II (BSP2), 223
412 624 5546


The Lewis, Enwright, Glausier, Fish, Freyberg, González-Burgos, MacDonald, McKinney, Teichert and Volk laboratories occupy approximately 16,000 sq. ft. on the 16th floor of the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (BST). The laboratories include facilities for tissue fixation and preparation, immunocytochemistry and other histological procedures, molecular biology, biochemistry, neurostereology, computer-assisted microscopy and image analysis.


The Ahmari, Huang, McClung, Moussawi, Seney and Torregrossa laboratories occupy approximately 10,000 sq. ft. on the 2nd floor of Bridgeside Point II (BSP2). The laboratories include facilities for molecular biology, tissue culture, microscopy and electrophysiology. In addition to the Translational Neuroscience Labs, the University’s Division of Laboratory Animal Resources (DLAR) maintains a state of the art animal housing facility, which occupies the entire first floor of the building. The facility contains equipment for a variety of measures including anxiety, depression-like behavior, locomotor activity, learning and memory, circadian rhythms, conditioned place preference and drug self-administration for mouse and rat behavioral studies.


Dr. Lewis directs the University of Pittsburgh‘s NIH NeuroBioBank (NBB) Brain and Tissue Repository in conjunction with Associate Program Director, Jill Glausier, PhD. The NBB brings together multiple stakeholders to facilitate research advancement through the collection and distribution of human postmortem brain tissue. It coordinates the collection, evaluation, processing, storage and distribution of nervous system tissue and associated clinical data via a federated network of brain and tissue repositories spanning the United States in order to provide tissue for the broader research community to study neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders.

Bridgeside Point II, Suite 223, 450 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

W1651 Biomedical Science Tower, 203 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Translational Neuroscience Program

Understanding the Brain
to Improve Mental Health





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University of Pittsburgh
3811 O'Hara Street, BST W1651
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


University of Pittsburgh
Department of Psychiatry

W1651 Biomedical Science Tower
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bridgeside Point II, Suite 223
450 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219