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David M. Kuhrt, PhD

Dr. Kuhrt



Dr. Kelly Stefano Cole


PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2010

BS in Biology, Hope College, 2001

Why I chose Pitt

I chose Pitt because of the very strong MVM program with many well-known faculty members.

Currently, Dr. Kuhrt is a Research Fellow at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough, Maine. He studies erythropoietin mediated red blood cell progenitor differentiation in the context of anemic stress.


David Kuhrt, Ruth Asch, Ed Jachimowicz, Arvind Dev, and Don Wojchowski. "EPO-Supported Bone Marrow Stress Erythropoiesis Requires Trib3 Pseudokinase." Keystone meeting: Steamboat Springs, CO, January 2013.

David M. Kuhrt, Seth A. Faith, Amanda Leone, Mukta Rohankhedkar, Louis Picker, Donald L. Sodora, and Kelly Stefano Cole. "Phenotypic Purturbation of the B Cell Compartment During Acute Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Infection." Keystone meeting: HIV Pathogenesis, Banff, British Columbia, Canada, March 2008.


Kuhrt D, Faith S, Hattemer A, Leone A, Sodora D, Picker L, Borghesi L and Cole K. S. Naive and memory B cells in the rhesus macaque can be differentiated by surface expression of CD27 and have differential responses to CD40 ligation. J Immunol Methods. 363: 166-176. |  View Abstract

Kuhrt D, Faith S. A, Leone A, Rohankedkar M, Sodora D. L, Picker L. J. and Cole, K. S. Evidence of early B-cell dysregulation in simian immunodeficiency virus infection: rapid depletion of naive and memory B-cell subsets with delayed reconstitution of the naive B-cell population. J Virol. 84: 2466-2476. |  View Abstract