Basic Research

Former Lloyd/McCullough laboratory intern honored

Stuti Garg, a former student intern in the laboratory of Drs. Stephen Lloyd and Amanda McCullough, won an award during the International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, CA. Here is what Stuti said: Hi Dr. McCullough & Dr. Lloyd, This week I had the honor of attending the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). There were about 1800 students competing from over 75 countries, who were the best of their regions. Specialists from … Read More

Lloyd lab research article recognized

The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society has selected an article written by investigators in the laboratory of R. Stephen Lloyd as the Editor’s Choice, to be highlighted on the cover of an upcoming edition of the society’s journal, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. The article, “Error-Prone Replication Bypass of the Imidazole Ring-Opened Formamidopyrimidine Deoxyguanosine Adduct”, was written by Yan Sha, Irina G. Minko, Chanchal K. Malik, Carmelo J. Rizzo, and R. Stephen Lloyd. Damage to DNA … Read More

What are your plans for Summer 2017?

Interested in an internship with the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences?  Or do you know an undergraduate student who is? Our application cycle for the summer of 2017 opens on January 15, 2017.  Check our application home page for downloadable instructions and access to our online application. Our program aims to introduce Oregon college students to the multidisciplinary fields of biomedical and occupational health research.  Interns participate in the everyday research activities of their … Read More

Occ Health Sci summer interns present posters

Fifteen Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences Summer Interns capped their 2016 internship on Wednesday with the annual poster session at which they present the results of their summer of research. Directed by faculty member Dr. Ryan Olson, the summer internship program had over 125 applicants and Institute faculty selected 15 enthusiastic undergraduates from Oregon or Oregon schools.  The interns attend undergraduate programs at Brown University, George Fox University, Portland State University (4), OHSU, Oregon State University (2), … Read More

Welcome 2016 summer interns!

It’s that time again! Our summer research interns have begun showing up – ready to dive into occupational health and safety research. We are so lucky to be able to collaborate with such energetic and bright young people. This summer we welcome 15 interns: Yvonne Barsalou – Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR – Lim Lab Georgeann Booth –Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – Shea Lab Todd Carroll – University of Portland, Portland, OR – Olson Lab Kathleen … Read More

Dr. Saurabh Thosar earns first place at Research Week

We congratulate our colleague, Saurabh Thosar, who was selected as the first place winner among postdoc oral presentations at OHSU’s annual Research Week.  Dr. Thosar’s presentation was titled Endogenous circadian rhythm in vascular function and cardiovascular risk. Research Week 2016 consisted of four days full of events and activities celebrating the research taking place at OHSU with more than 400 participants. Dr. Saurabh supports the Shea Lab, here at Occupational Health Sciences, which investigates the effect of … Read More

OHSU Research Week, May 2-5

OHSU Research Week is a university-wide event that celebrates the excellence of research performed across all schools, centers, institutes (including OccHealthSci), and education programs at OHSU. It is a unique opportunity for scientists to get out of the lab or clinic and meet colleagues from various disciplines to share the fruits of their research. Here are some photos of Occupational Health Sciences faculty, staff and laboratory personnel, who presented their research findings at Monday afternoon’s … Read More

Student intern to attend ISEF

Each year, high school students are invited to conduct research as interns under the close guidance of Institute faculty. High schooler Stuti Garg conducted research in the laboratory of Amanda McCullough and Stephen Lloyd, and presented her work at the 2016 Northwest Science Expo. And the result – Stuti’s work was selected for a finalist position at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF)! Here is what Stuti says about her experience: This past year, I had the incredible opportunity to … Read More

Research paper reveals effects of enzyme loss

  Glial expression of Swiss-cheese (SWS), the Drosophila orthologue of Neuropathy Target Esterase, is required for neuronal ensheathment and function, by Dutta S, Rieche F, Eckl N, Duch C, and Kretzschmar D. That’s the title of a paper, recently published, that describes work originating from the laboratory of Doris Kretzschmar. In this work, Dr. Kretzschmar and postdoctoral fellow Sudeshna Dutta created a genetic mutation in a fruit fly enzyme that is analogous to neuropathy target … Read More

Of grants and fruitflies

We congratulate Occupational Health Science’s Postdoctoral Fellow Marlene Cassar, Ph.D.,  upon her being awarded a $30,000 grant from the Collins Medical Trust. OHSU submitted a total of 15 grants for this round, and Dr. Cassar’s research project was one of four selected for funding. Dr. Cassar supports the Kretzschmar Lab, and her funded project uses the fruitfly Drosophila to study how mutations in the Tau protein, which is a key factor in several dementias including … Read More

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