Posts Tagged ‘basic research’

Inventive OHSU postdoc “traps” scientific creativity to solve problems

From a young age, Lulu Cambronne, Ph.D., has always been interested in trying new things. For example, as a young musician she enjoyed composing works that explored hybrids of classical and modern sounds. Today, as a scientist at OHSU’s Vollum Institute, Dr. Cambronne is still harnessing her creativity and using it to develop solutions to difficult scientific problems. As a postdoc in Dr. Richard Goodman’s lab, one of Dr. Cambronne’s inspired ideas became tangible while … Read More

OHSU scientists report major breakthrough in embryonic stem cells

Stem cells are thought to hold promise for treating degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and heart disease. But finding a source of embryonic stem cells, which can be reprogrammed into any other cell type, has been an obstacle to progress in developing such treatments. Now OHSU’s Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D, and his team have developed a process that transforms human skin cells into embryonic stem cells. This successful reprogramming utilizes somatic nuclear transfer. The Mitalipov lab is the … Read More

V Foundation cancer research funding, internal deadlines May 17 & 24

The V Foundation for Cancer Research has invited OHSU to submit applications for two of their research programs this cycle: The V Foundation Translational Myelodysplastic Syndromes Research Project Offers up to $400,000 over two years in support of a translational research project on Myelodysplastic Syndromes as it relates to people with or at risk for cancer. Deadlines Internal deadline: May 17, 2013 Letter of Intent: May 31, 2013 Full application (by invitation only): June 19, … Read More

OHSU researchers link increased protein production in nerve cells to hypertension

School of Dentistry researchers in collaboration from researchers from the School of Medicine’s Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physiology & Pharmacology published a study in The Journal of Neuroscience Research that is the first to link blood pressure with the production and secretion of a protein in nerve cells known as BDNF, or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor. It appears that pressure-sensitive nerve cell production of BDNF increases substantially during hypertension, which suggests that this research has serious implications for the … Read More

Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research Grant, applications due Mar. 5

The Oregon Partnership for Alzheimer’s Research (OPAR) has announced its 2013 Research Grant request for proposals, and is calling for investigators to submit proposals for one-year projects of up to $30,000. The OPAR anticipates funding three grants this cycle. Proposals are due March 5, 2013. Applications will be accepted from investigators in Oregon who are launching their careers, are established researchers exploring new areas of investigation, or, with appropriate mentoring, are doctoral level students. Applications will be … Read More

Junior faculty: Basic research support in aging from Ellison Medical Foundation

The Ellison Medical Foundation has invited OHSU to nominate two junior faculty members who show outstanding promise in basic biology of age-related diseases and disabilities for the New Scholar Award in Aging. This award will provide new research faculty with up to $100,000 per year during the critical first few years of their independent research career. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: structural biology, molecular genetics, studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to … Read More

Winter deadlines for American Heart research grants and fellowships

The American Heart Association has announced its winter deadlines for a wide range of funding opportunities relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. All proposals and applications will be due either January 29th or 30th, 2013. Don’t forget that last year, the Association enacted new policies regarding membership and application fees. Find the full program descriptions below. American Heart Association – Winter 2013 Funding Opportunities National Scientist Development Grant- Up to $77,000 per year for up to four … Read More

New technique to determine particle mass based on optical imaging

OHSU Department of Biomedical Engineering researchers have developed a new technique that can determine the mass of a microscopic particle just by its appearance. An article detailing the work, headed by biomedical engineering postdoctoral fellow Kevin Phillips, Ph.D., was published this month in the Physical Review Letter. The new technique, called tomographic bright field imaging or TBFI, will allow researchers to perform mass measurements on a cellular level using standard laboratory microscopes. Other OHSU researchers … Read More

Internal deadline updated for Searle Scholars career development program

Updated 7/30: The internal deadline for this opportunity has been moved to Friday, August 17. The Searle Scholars Program is a highly competitive program designed to support exceptional, new junior faculty. It supports research in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, and pharmacology, as well as related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. The program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic … Read More

Portland Alcohol Research Center – Pilot project research proposals, due Aug. 24

The Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) expects to fund up to three pilot research projects in 2013 of up to $30,000 each. PARC is especially interested in encouraging investigators new to alcohol research to submit applications. Proposals will be funded based on scientific merit, relevance to center goals, and the likelihood that findings will lead to submission of an R-type grant application. Pilot proposals that focus on the neuroadaptation to ethanol exposure and those with … Read More

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