Basic Research

CROET Researchers Attend Knight Cancer Institute Retreat

One prominent area of research in CROET explores how cancers arise and how we can effectively treat them.  Since environmental and occupational factors can influence the timing of the onset and progression of cancers, our team has joined other investigators at OHSU as members of the Knight Cancer Institute. Together, we collaborate to study cancer, in which the scope of these investigations range from basic mechanistic research to cutting edge clinical therapies. The Knight Scientific … Read More

CROET Scientists Develop New High-Throughput Assay to Search for Novel Anti-Cancer Drugs

Human health and risk for disease ultimately depend on the integrity of our DNA, the genetic material that provides the body’s blueprint for manufacturing proteins that carry out the function of cells and organs. Changes in DNA during life are believed to trigger cancer and many other chronic diseases. Such changes can result from exposure to certain chemicals found in the workplace and others in the diet and medications, and to sunlight in outdoor workers. … Read More

CROET Interns Dazzle

    Summer Student Research Awards are three-month paid summer internships designed to introduce college freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to various fields of biomedical research. Selected interns are Oregon residents or attend colleges and universities in Oregon. Learn more about the CROET Summer Intern Program. See more photos from the poster session on CROET’s facebook page.

CROET 2012 Summer Intern Class

The CROET Summer Intern class has begun work in the faculty labs. They are shown attending presentations by Dan Austin and Dr. Kent Anger about the mid-August poster session in which all interns present and defend professional scientific posters that describe the research they conducted during the summer. The presentations provide information about the component parts of science posters, preparation techniques and printing. The 2012 CROET summer interns and the faculty labs where they are … Read More

CROET Staff Earn Awards

  Congratulations to Dr. Kinrin Yamanaka and Stacey Lin on recent accomplishments and commendations! Dr. Yamanaka was awarded the 2012 Resko Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award to be presented at the OHSU School of Medicine Hooding Ceremony on Monday, June 4. Dr. Yamanaka’s dissertation is titled ” Molecular targeting of translesion synthesis DNA polymerases for novel combination chemotherapy.” She works in the laboratories of Dr. Lloyd and Dr. McCullough. Stacey Lin from the Cancer Biology Program … Read More

Altered Sleep Schedules and Disease Risk

Dr. Orfeu Buxton of Harvard University spoke at CROET (OHSU) on “Causes and Consequences of Sleep Deficiency: Clinical and Workforce Impacts“ on Tuesday, April 17 (pictured below). Dr. Buxton’s research, published last week in Science Translational Medicine, showed that adults with extended sleep disruption – such as occurs in shift work – could be at an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. The picture below shows Dr. Buxton (right) speaking with Dr. Kerry Kuehl of the Oregon … Read More

CROET Staff Recognized by OHSU

Congratulations to CROET employees recognized by OHSU at a Research Employee Appreciation Event. Dr. Dan Dorsa, Vice President of Research, presented a special award to Janice Stewart, Kent Anger and Stephen Lloyd. This threesome were recognized for their outstanding lead of CROET during the Center’s search for a new Director. CROET researcher, Harini Sampath, was the first winner of the outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow award – for a post doc trainee or post doc researcher in … Read More

How About Working at CROET This Summer?

It’s time for college students to be thinking about summer plans. CROET’s online application is now live for our 2012 Summer Intern Program. This is a terrific opportunity for college students to get direct research experience working with CROET Faculty. CROET Summer Intern Program consists of three-month paid internships designed to introduce college students to various fields of basic and applied biomedical research. Interns will potentially be able to work with over twenty scientists working … Read More

CROET Profile: Desire Tshala-Katumbay

Initially educated in his home country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Desire has worked in international circles since the beginning of his career, receiving his education in Zaire (MD) and Sweden (PhD).  A key research focus is the neurological diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.  Working through organizations such as the International Brain Research Organization, supported by his enthusiasm and personal charisma, Desire has recruited scientists, professionals from many specialties and students from around the world … Read More

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