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Donna Stolz

Donna Stolz

Program: Genome Stability

412-383-7283 S221 BST-South
Pittsburgh PA

Dr. Donna Beer Stolz is the Associate Director of the Center for Biologic Imaging, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Professor in the Departments of Cell Biology and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been the director of the Electron Microscopy arm if the CBI since 1997. Prior to arriving at the university, Dr. Stolz received her BS in Biochemistry in 1986 and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 1991 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Stolz is the author/coauthor of over 370 publications from her work at the Center for Biologic Imaging as well as from her own research efforts. Her primary interests lie in coordinating imaging studies with investigators using transmission and scanning electron microscopy approaches and integrating a wide variety of optical and electron imaging technologies in cell biology. She is actively involved in medical and graduate student teaching.

Some of Dr. Stolz’s cancer-related outreach activities include:

  • HeLa Reflected Art Show (2011-2012): Curated HeLa cell-centric image art show for the 60th Anniversary of HeLa, Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture Series, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. 
  • Spring Flower Show, “The Secret Garden” (2013) and “Beneficial Insects” (2014): Curated photomicrographs of CBI and Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing High School summer interns in Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory lobby.
  • “One College One Community Reads” (2018) Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus, Monroeville, PA. Keynote speaker and curated a 2-week art show of HeLa cell-related images to accompany the book by Rebecca Skloot, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

Research Interests and Keywords
  • Electron Microscopy Technologies
  • Microscopy Outreach
  • Science as Art
  • Tissue and Cell Ultrastructure
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