Farzad Esni, PhD Assistant Professor of Surgery



Departments of Surgery, Developmental Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, John G. Rangos Research Center, One Children’s Hospital Drive, 4401 Penn Avenue
, Floor 6, Room 6123
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


2000, Ph.D., Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden

1994, B.Sc., Umea University, Umea, Sweden

Appointments and Positions

2001-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2005-2006 Instructor
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD       

2006-Present Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

2012-Present Member of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute


2003-Present–Society for Developmental Biology (SDB)
2006-Present–American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2007-Present–American Pancreatic Association (APA)
2011-Present–American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Current Funding

NIH (1R01DK101413-01A1), NIH (1R01DK103002-01), National Pancreas Foundation