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

Name: Austin Nuschke
Email: aun2@pitt.edu
Lab Phone: 412-624-9366
Mentor Name: Alan Wells, MD, DMS

Undergraduate Education:
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, magna cum laude
Undergraduate Institution: Penn State University

Research Project Information

Approaches to improving transplanted mesenchymal stem cell survival in wound beds.

Publications:

    Rodrigues M, Yates CC, Nuschke A, Griffith L, Wells A. The Matrikine Tenascin-C Protects Multipotential Stromal Cells/Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Death Cytokines Such as FasL. Tissue Eng Part A. 2013 May 1.

Abstracts:

    Nuschke, Austin; Rodrigues, Melanie; Stolz, Donna; Wells, Alan. Human mesenchymal stem cells/multipotent stromal cells (MSC) remain in a state of "pre-autophagy" prior to differentiation. Abstract for poster presentation. University of Pittsburgh Science 2012 Conference. October, 2012.

Presentations

Nuschke A, Rodrigues M, Stolz D, Chu C, and Wells A. Human mesenchymal stem cells/multipotent stromal cells remain in a state of arrested autophagy prior to differentiation. Poster presentation at International Society of Stem Cell Research annual meeting, Boston, MA, 14 June 2013.

Awards:

  • ARCS Scholar Award, Pittsburgh Chapter 2011-2013
  • CATER Training Program, 2012 Awardee
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2010
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta National Medical Honor Society, 2009