Basic Research

2015 Summer research poster presentation

Congratulations to our eleven research interns, who presented the results of their work in a poster session. Summer Student Research Awards are three-month paid summer internships designed to introduce undergraduate students to biomedical and occupational health research across a range of basic and applied research areas. Whether studying molecules, cells, organ systems, non-human organisms, or out gathering data in the community, our students gained valuable experience conducting projects aligned with their host faculty member’s research program. The … Read More

Summer Equity Research Program provides research opportunities

The Summer Equity Internship Program presents an exciting opportunity for underrepresented minority students to spend eight weeks working with OHSU faculty, scientists, and graduate students in a research setting. Equity interns learn new research skills and gain hands-on lab experience in a variety of laboratory settings. This year, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences faculty Dr. Amanda McCullough, participated as a science mentor to Jose Esquivel. The internship ended with a poster session in which … Read More

Welcome 2015 Summer Interns!

Our offices and labs are humming with new energy. Our summer research interns have arrived! We welcome and congratulate the following interns: Rachael Barton – Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA – Shea Lab Colin Boehnlein  – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA –Rohlman Lab Jared Cayton – Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – Lim Lab John Donlan – Northeastern University, Boston, MA – Kretzschmar Lab Aaron Greenfield – University of Oregon, Eugene, OR – Truxillo Lab Kasey Ha – University of California San Diego, San Diego, … Read More

Talking about genomics

On Friday March 6, 2015, approximately 170 scientists gathered at OHSU for a symposium on Genomic Instability.  The event was co-sponsored by the Oregon Institute for Occupational Health Sciences, the Knight Cancer Institute, and the Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine. Participants heard ground -breaking research from OHSU researchers including Occupational Health Science’s investigators Drs. Lloyd, McCullough, and Turker.  Each of these presentations focused on the mechanisms through which exposures to chemicals and radiation in occupational … Read More

Mentoring Students in Science

Congratulations to Grant Thomas, of the Oregon Episcopal School. Grant recently presented the results of his study entitled “Using Drosophila melanogaster to Assess the Pathogenic Characteristics of Familial Neuropathy Target Esterase Mutations” at the Aardvark Science Expo.  This project was mentored by Occupational Health Sciences’  Doris Kretzschmar and Lizzy Sunderhaus. In this study Grant used Drosophila to investigate how mutations in the Neuropathy Target Esterase protein that cause spastic paraplegia, ataxia, or blindness in patients … Read More

Another successful PhD graduate!

Congratulations to newly minted PhD Stacey Lin for successfully defending her graduate thesis, which explored the mechanisms by which a potent liver carcinogen, Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), produces DNA mutations that eventually lead to cancer of the liver. She is interested in the mutagenic spectrum of AFB1 and the ability of cells to bypass and repair genetic damage. The results of Stacey’s work opens new avenues of research that will allow scientists to further probe and understand … Read More

Investigating the effects of sleep disturbance on the health of space travellers.

We all know that adequate sleep is a necessity for good health and that exposure to chronic abnormal sleep cycles, such as that experienced by shift workers, can lead to a variety of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Now, consider the challenges that space travel poses for maintaining normal sleep. For example, astronauts on the International Space Station, instead of experiencing a 24-hour solar day, complete one solar cycle every 90 minutes! Such … Read More

Research Interns Supporting Health, Safety and Wellness

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Congratulations to our 2014 Summer Interns!

  How lucky we are to work with such bright, energetic college students each summer. Our 2014 summer interns are no exception! A summer highlight for our staff is the presentation of research posters by each of our summer interns, of which we had 14 this year. Our summer student research awards are three-month paid internships designed to introduce college undergraduate students to various fields of biomedical and occupational health research. All selected students are … Read More

Welcome Summer Interns!

June brings us many new faces in the form of sharp and energetic college students. This summer is no exception, and we are pleased to greet our 14 summer interns who will be supporting Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center research. All of the students selected for these paid internships are either Oregon residents or attend Oregon schools. Students will spend three months working alongside researchers and faculty on basic and applied research … Read More

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