Posts Tagged ‘OHSU faculty’

The three laws of communication: Jean-Luc Doumont lecture, Apr. 7

Useful as each of them can be, a large body of tips and tricks is impossible to remember, at least in a practical, usable way, unless it is structured into a balanced, meaningful hierarchy. In this talk, Jean-luc Doumont, Ph.D., proposes and illustrates three simple yet solid ideas that lead to more effective communication and that underpin every other guideline: easy to remember, readily applicable, and always relevant—in short, valuable for the rest of your life. Thursday, Apr. 7 3:30 … Read More

Prep for Research Week 2016: How to write an abstract workshop, Feb. 26

Whether you’re clueless when it comes to writing an abstract, or an expert looking to refine your skills, join us for a skill development workshop about how to write and abstract in preparation for Research Week. The workshop will be led by David Jacoby, M.D., professor of medicine, and chief, pulmonary and critical care. Skill development workshop: How to write an abstract Friday, Feb. 26 12 to 1 p.m. Mackenzie Hall, 2201 This event is … Read More

Marc Freeman to join Vollum Institute as director

Marc Freeman, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, and professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, will join OHSU as director of the Vollum Institute. Dr. Freeman received his M.Phil. and his Ph.D. in biology from Yale University. He carried out his doctoral training in the laboratory of John Carlson at Yale, where he studied Drosophila olfaction. He then trained as a postdoctoral associate with Chris Q. … Read More

Five OHSU researchers among the most influential scientific minds of 2015

Thomson Reuters has named five OHSU researchers among their list of the world’s most influential scientific minds 0f 2015. The annual list comprises authors whose work has consistently wielded great influence in the form of citations from fellow scientists. This year’s list includes five OHSU researchers from three different disciplines: Biology and Biochemistry   Eric Gouaux, Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Jennifer and Bernard Lacroute Term Chair in Neuroscience Research     Clinical Medicine   … Read More

Murine CRISPR/Cas9 pilot program updates

CRISPR/ Cas9 gene editing is rapidly becoming the state of the art for mouse genome engineering. During the last year, the OHSU Transgenic Mouse Models Core has successfully used this technology to generate both targeted gene knock-outs and point mutation knock-ins for its clients. The Transgenic Mouse Models Core has revised its CRISPR pricing structure for 2016. Non-homologous end joining-based gene knock-outs for OHSU investigators will be $2100 per project (150 injections), with the user … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D.

Marina Guizzetti, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU and a research biologist with the Portland VA Health Care System. Her research focuses on the neurodevelopmental effects of alcohol on the developing brain, specifically looking at Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Where are you from originally? I’m from northern Italy and also where I was educated. I got my degree at the University of Pavia just south of Milan. This … Read More

Announcing Data Science forums for OHSU researchers

Do you have an opinion about the future of data science or research informatics at OHSU? If so, this is your chance to provide input for OHSU’s new data science initiative. OHSU will be investing in clinical and research informatics in the next several years, and the institution wants to hear from you about what is needed to succeed. You’re invited to attend a series of three, 90-minute forums across campus to solicit input from … Read More

OHSU Presidential Bridge Funding applications due Dec. 31

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Research has released its call for proposals for the FY16 winter OHSU Presidential Bridge Funding Program. Bridge funding is available for established investigators threatened by an imminent lapse in research support. Investigators can request up to $50,000 in funding for one year to help bridge them while they generate data to restore funding. Up to 6 awards will be made this funding cycle. Awards will be made only to OHSU … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Khaled Tolba, M.D.

Khaled Tolba, M.D., is an assistant professor of medical oncology, division of hematology-oncology and has been at OHSU since January. His research focuses on developmental therapeutics and early clinical trial development for lung, and head and neck cancer. In addition to helping facilitate access to the latest clinical trials, Tolba also cares for patients with these cancers, providing tailored treatments including immune therapy and molecular targeted therapies. Where are you from originally? I was born, raised, … Read More

OHSU Casey Eye Institute researchers shed light on retinal neural circuitry

Researchers from the Casey Eye Institute, graduate student Benjamin Murphy-Baum and co-investigator W. Rowland Taylor, Ph.D., have deciphered how neurons in the eye detect the orientation of objects in the visual field. The paper detailing their findings, “The synaptic and morphological basis of orientation selectivity in a polyaxonal amacrine cell of the rabbit retina,” was published in the Sept. 30, 2015, edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. Vision is a complex sensory system triggered by light energy … Read More

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