Taylor Allderdice High School Science Research Program

Dr. O'Donnell is partnered with a science outreach program, initiated by Dr. Janet Waldeck at Taylor Allderdice High School, a large ethnically diverse, public school in Pittsburgh. The course, ‘Science Research’, developed by Dr. Waldeck, gives seniors the opportunity to expand beyond the typical high school curriculum and gain cutting-edge research experience at laboratories in the Pittsburgh area.


We are currently mentoring Uthman Fadu on a research project previously pioneered by Tova Finklestein and Hilary Serbin that uses a computational approach developed by the Clark Lab (University of Pittsburgh) to identify potential cargo pairs with the α-arrestins Ldb19, Aly1, and Aly2. Jackson Parr and Josh Pirl, previously mentored through this program, participated in a project to determine the role of ubiquitination in regulating α-arrestin function.



To learn more about this program, click the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page and send us an email. 


University of Pittsburgh


Room A312 Langley Hall, 

5th & Ruskin
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Phone: 412.648.4289


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