Albert D. Donnenberg, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Infectious Disease and Microbiology



Dr. Donnenberg is a Professor of Infectious Disease and Microbiology in the Graduate School of Public Health, a Professor of Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, an Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology at the Université Paris Diderot, and a member of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Training Program.

Office Location:
Suite 2.42
Hillman Cancer Center
5117 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-623-7781
Email: donnenbergad@upmc.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Donnenberg's research focuses are: immunologic consequences of autologous transplantation in systemic sclerosis; haplo-identical HSCT; use of bone marrow derived and peripheral blood derived stem and progenitor cells for regenerative therapy; the cancer stem-cell hypothesis; the identification of therapeutic targets on cancer stem cells; and technological advances in flow cytometry. He is on the editorial board of Clinical and Applied Immunology Reviews, and he is certified as an inspection team leader of the College of American Pathologists.

Selected Publications

View Dr. Donnenberg's publications on PubMed

Zimmerlin L, Donnenberg VS, Donnenberg AD. Rare event detection and analysis in flow cytometry: bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, breast cancer stem/progenitor cells in malignant effusions, and pericytes in disaggregated adipose tissue. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2011;699:251-73. PMID: 21116987.

Donnenberg AD, Donnenberg VS, Griffin DL, Moore LR, Tekinturhan F, Kormos RL. Intra-operative preparation of autologous bone marrow-derived CD34-enriched cellular products for cardiac therapy. Cytotherapy. 2010 Nov 9. PMID: 21062114. [Epub ahead of print]

Donnenberg VS, Zimmerlin L, Rubin JP, Donnenberg AD. Regenerative Therapy After Cancer: What Are the Risks? Tissue Engineering Part B, Reviews. 2010 Nov 2. PMCID: 3011999. [Epub ahead of print]

Zimmerlin L, Donnenberg AD, Rubin JP, Basse P, Landreneau RJ, Donnenberg VS. Regenerative Therapy and Cancer: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies of the Interaction Between Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Breast Cancer Cells from Clinical Isolates. Tissue Engineering Part A. 2010 Sep 17. PMCID: 3011910. [Epub ahead of print]

Donnenberg VS, Donnenberg AD, Zimmerlin L, Landreneau RJ, Bhargava R, Wetzel RA, Basse P, Brufsky AM. Localization of CD44 and CD90 positive cells to the invasive front of breast tumors. Cytometry Part B, Clinical Cytometry. 2010 Sep;78(5):287-301. doi: 10.1002/cyto.b.20530. PMID: 20533389. Epub 2010 Apr 30.