The Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile

Answers About Universe’s Age Could Be Found in the Dark

A multinational team including Professor Arthur Kosowsky, graduate student Yilun Guan and alum Simone Aiola from Pitt's Department of Physics and Astronomy is making progress toward solving mysteries of the universe. Read More »
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Cows, Vaccines, Warp Speed

A cow makes an awful lot of antibodies, buckets more than your average human. And when you’re trying to fight a virus, that could be a lifesaver. Read More »
Anantha Shekhar

The Connector

Anantha Shekhar, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine, says reaching across disciplines is part of how Pitt health sciences can be a national model for decades to come. Read More »
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When the 1918 Flu Pandemic Came to Pittsburgh

A mysterious and contagious illness, state-ordered distancing, universities closed—life today shares many parallels with the 1918 flu pandemic. Read More »
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Some Nerve

Pain-sensing neurons also fight infection in the skin. Read More »


COVID-19 Updates and Guidelines for Researchers

As Pitt continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak, please stay informed by visiting the University's COVID-19 Response and Planning website for real-time updates and precautions taken by the University. Pitt Research is also providing detailed COVID-19 updates and resources for researchers. Additional information on pandemic preparedness for researchers is available through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

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Research Making a Difference

Pitt people beat polio, pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, and turned Pittsburgh into the world's organ-transplantation capital, among other breakthroughs. Today's Pitt researchers carry on that tradition in areas ranging from literary criticism to the quest for quantum computers.

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Undergraduate Research

As members of a top public research university, Pitt undergraduates can engage in research, scholarship, and creative projects with faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Read more about undergraduate research opportunities.

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Pitt's libraries include the University Library System, the 22nd-largest academic library system in the United States; the Health Sciences Library System, which supports the educational, research, clinical, and service activities of Pitt's schools of the health sciences; and the Barco Law Library, which primarily serves the students and faculty of Pitt's School of Law.

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From a gleaming hub for biomedical a Wyoming ranch rich in dinosaur a center for sustainable innovation, Pitt research buildings, labs, and libraries facilitate discovery and innovation. Tour the Labs »