Yvette Conley, PhD
Vice Chair for Research
Health Promotion and Development
School of Nursing|
440 Victoria Building
3500 Victoria St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
ResearchMy research interests are in the field of molecular genetics. I have a fully equipped molecular genetics laboratory located within the School of Nursing, and my lab is involved with several research projects. My current research involves candidate gene analysis for Alzheimer’s disease and age-related macular degeneration, mitochondrial genetics of recovery following traumatic brain injury, and the genetics of calcium homeostasis and aging.
TeachingI developed the Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Therapeutics course (NUR2680). This course is cross-listed with Human Genetics (HUGEN2017) that is taken as an elective course by students within the Schools of the Health Sciences. I`m also a member on several doctoral dissertation committees for students who wish to have a genetics-based component as part of their pre-doctoral work.
ServiceI am a member of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the University of Pittsburgh and represent the School of Nursing on the University Chemical Hygiene and Biohazard Committees. I`m also a member of the MSN and PhD councils within the School of Nursing. Externally, I am a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
|Post Doc 1999-2000||University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|PhD||University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|MS||University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA|
|BA||Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL|