Posts Tagged ‘OHSU Researchers’

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

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute seeks input on research priorities

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is looking for input from scientists–and the public–to help shape its funding priorities. If you’re funded by NHLBI, or hope to be, or if you benefit from the several hundred million dollars per year that they spend on biomedical research–in short, if you are living and breathing, this is your opportunity to shape the research of the future. Specifically, they want to identify the most compelling questions … Read More

The art of science: Submit your prettiest data to Research Week

Last week, we asked for your ugliest…. This week, we want to see the most beautiful data to come out of a lab at OHSU. Throughout Research Week, your most aesthetically pleasing works of science will be featured on display in the old library for all to appreciate. At the end of the week, there will be a drawing from the pool of participants for tickets to the Portland Art Museum or the Portland International … Read More

Funding Focus: New Ways to Find Funding, Thursday, Apr.16

Join us for April’s Funding Focus seminar to learn New Ways of Finding Funding at OHSU. The seminar will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Apr. 16, in Mackenzie Hall 2201. We’re excited to introduce: GrantScoop – a newly acquired software tool for identifying both private and government funding opportunities. GrantScoop is specifically designed for research scientists seeking grant funding and allows for selective searches with extensive filtering capabilities. This tool is … Read More

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., selected as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience

Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., has been chosen for a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Sloan Fellowship recipients are nominated by fellow scientists and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars based on independent research accomplishments, creativity and potential to become a leader in his or her field. O’Roak studies the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders, including groundbreaking research into the underpinnings of autism.  Check out OHSU’s media release.

Results from vibration tests in research courtyard

Note: Q&A session on test results available to researchers Feb. 19 at 1 pm in Richard Jones Hall 4340. OHSU Design & Construction has received the results from the noise and vibration test for the planned Center for Radiochemistry Research that took place on Feb. 11. The test was performed between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m, and test activities included drilling and hammering in the courtyard (for geotechnical testing), roto-hammer drilling into the MRB façade, … Read More

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