Pathology Graduate Training Program
Cellular and Molecular Pathology (CMP) -
Alumni

Name: Julia Liachenko
Email: jul2@pitt.edu

Education:
Undergraduate Degree: MD biophysics
Undergraduate Degree Year: 1990
Undergraduate Institution: Moscow Medical University
Undergraduate Major: Biophysics

Academic Status: 3rd Year

Graduate Program: Pathology

Thesis Advisor: Russell Delude, Ph.D.

Thesis Title/Research Topic: Comparative analysis of Receptor for Advanced Glycation End products (RAGE) isoforms and their functions in response to various ligands.

Current Research Description: Working with cell lines and mouse tissues to determine the role RAGE receptor in inflammation.

Honors:

Publications:

  1. Melhem MF, Craven PA, Liachenko J, DeRubertis FR. Alpha-lipoic acid attenuates hyperglycemia and prevents glomerular mesangial matrix expansion in diabetes. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2002 Jan;13(1):108-16.
  2. Craven PA, Phillips SL, Melhem MF, Liachenko J, DeRubertis FR. Overexpression of manganese superoxide dismutase suppresses increases in collagen accumulation induced by culture of mesangial cells in high-media glucose. Metabolism. 2001 Sep;50(9):1043-8.