Joe Salsovic

Clinical and Translational Science Institute Program Manager

Supports commercial translation with the
University of Pittsburgh Clinical & Translational Science Institute Innovation Core

Neurobiology Predoctoral Fellow

Center for Neuroscience
University of Pittsburgh

Investigates neuronal circuits underlying touch and pain

Education and Experience

Joe is a Neurobiology Predoctoral Fellow at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His primary research investigates the physiology of touch and pain. Along with biomedical research, he brings experience in program management and financial planning. Joe received his BS in Information Sciences & Technology at Penn State.


PhD, Neurobiology, University of Pittsburgh, expected 2021
BS, Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Research Experience

  • Develops novel research investigating somatosensory physiology in models of neuropathic pain
  • Investigates touch and pain neuronal signaling in ex-vivo spinal cord and dorsal root ganglia (DRG) using electrophysiology and Two-Photon Excitation microscopy
  • Commercial Translation Experience

  • Leads commercial translation initiatives for the Pitt Clinical & Translational Science Institute Innovation Core, including the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) and the Pain Research Challenge.
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