Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

Who’s new at OHSU? Dmitry Dukhovny, M.D., M.P.H.

Dmitry Dukhovny, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant professor of pediatrics and neonatologist at OHSU. His research focus is on cost-effective analysis and decision science to help optimize health care resources with a special emphasis on neonatal intensive care. He joined OHSU in October 2014. Where are you from originally? I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, though it was still the Soviet Union at the time my family emigrated. We moved to Santa Monica when I … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Hagai Tavori, Ph.D.

Hagai Tavori, Ph.D., an assistant professor at OHSU’s Knight Cardiovascular Institute, joined the OHSU faculty in January 2014. Tavori’s research focuses primarily on lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis. Where are you from originally? I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies in Israel where I was born and raised.  I earned my Ph.D. in clinical biochemistry at the faculty of medicine of Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), which is located in the beautiful coastal city of Haifa … Read More

von Gersdorff team sheds light on how diabetes triggers blindness

A new study published in Neuron,  led by Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D., is the first characterization of a group of specialized synapses in the retina, the part of the eye that captures and transmits visual signals. These specialized synapses are inhibitory synapses that reduce the activity (or normal ‘chatter’) between neurons connected by multiple excitatory synapses. von Gersdorff and his team–Veeramuthu Balakrishnan, Theresa Puthussery, Mean-Hwan Kim, and W. Rowland Taylor–from the Vollum and Casey Eye … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D.

Pamela Cassidy, Ph.D., is a research associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at OHSU. Her research focus is on melanoma chemoprevention – developing agents that ameliorate the pathophysiological processes resulting from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I was at the University of Utah. I did my graduate and postdoc work there and then spent the last 15 years at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. So, in total, … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D.

Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D., is a clinical scientist whose research focus is cardiac imaging. He joined the faculty at OHSU in January 2014. Where are you from originally? Slovakia. I went through medical school and earned my Ph.D. there. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I did my initial medical training in Slovakia for three and half years. During that time, I also spent a year on a research fellowship at the University of … Read More

Who’s new at OHSU? Shawn Chavez, Ph.D.

Shawn Chavez, Ph.D., is an assistant scientist in the Division of Reproductive and Developmental Sciences at the Oregon National Primate Research Center and an assistant professor in the OHSU School of Medicine Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Physiology and Pharmacology. Her paper “Prediction model for aneuploidy in early human embryo development revealed by single-cell analysis” was published online on July 7, 2015, in Nature Communications. Where were you before coming to OHSU? I came … Read More

New insights on protein movement from the Chapman lab

A study from the Michael Chapman lab titled “Parsimony in protein conformational change,” published in the journal Structure, provides a more complete picture of how proteins move. The researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to better understand the dynamics of protein movement and thus get a better view of their normal functioning. The team designed a computer method that looks at two different snapshots of the same protein structures. Some of the findings: Minimal torsion … Read More

New Science paper from the Skach Lab sheds light on protein folding

A recent paper published in Science may change how we think about how protein folding in its endogenous context.  For the past 50 years, the principles by which proteins unfold and refold have been studied largely using purified recombinant substrates.  Under these experimental conditions, however, it has been extraordinarily difficult to examine how a protein folds in its native environment.  To address this question, the Skach Lab developed a novel technique that uses fluorescence resonance … Read More

Michael Cohen, Ph.D., named Pew Scholar

Hot off last week’s Industry Spotlight comes more news about Michael Cohen: he has been named to the 2015 class of Pew Scholars. The Pew Scholars are selected each year by the Pew Charitable Trusts–the program supports the research of young investigators who demonstrate exceptional potential in biomedical research.  This important award reflects Cohen’s promise as a researcher and innovator. His research concerns how ADP-ribosyltransferases affect learning, memory, and other brain functions. He is engineering these … Read More

Research Week: New Faculty Lightning Rounds today!

What new research is under way at OHSU? What will be the next big thing to come out of an OHSU lab? We asked all faculty members hired since January 2013 to join us at Research Week to share their exciting new work with the rest of the research community. New to Research Week in 2015, this event allows faculty members new to the university to showcase their project or program in a five-minute, one-slide presentation. … Read More

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