Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Current Graduate Students

Name:Heather Metz
Email: hem5@pitt.edu

Education:
Undergraduate Degree: BS
Undergraduate Major: Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Mentor: Steve Shapiro

Thesis Title/Research Topic: The role of IRS-1 in tumor growth

Publications

Houghton AM, Rzymkiewics DM, Ji H, Gregory AD, Egea EE, Metz HE, Stolz DB, Land SR, Marconcini LA, Kliment CR, Jenkins KM, Beaulieu KA, Mouded M, Frank SJ, Wong KK, Shapiro SD. Neutrophil elastase-mediated degradation of IRS-1 accelerates lung tumor growth. Nat Med 16:219-223 (2010).

Abstracts

H. Metz, J.M. Pilewski, S.L. Friday, X.H. Liu, A.M. Choi, J.S. Lee, "Differential Expression of Chemokine Fractalkine/CX3CL1 and Angiogenic Factor CYR61 in In Vivo and In Vitro Models of Cigarette Smoke Exposure."

Presentations

"Differential Expression of Chemokine Fractalkine/CX3CL1 and Angiogenic Factor CYR61 in In Vivo and In Vitro Models of Cigarette Smoke Exposure." abstract presented at American Thoracic Society Confrence 2006- San Diego, CA.