Posts Tagged ‘postdoctoral fellows’

Students and Postdocs: Send in you ugliest data by April 25!

Do you have an unfortunate set of data? A photo of a lab “fail”? Or a particularly ugly figure? Now’s your chance to turn that ugly data into a new iPad Mini! During Student Day at OHSU Research Week, attendees will vote for the ugliest data. You no doubt have some ugly data in your notebooks or on your computer, and every field is bound to specialize in its own unique style of ugly. So … Read More

Schedule for Research Week 2014 career development panels

Because they were so popular at Research Week last year, we’ve planned another series of career development panels that are designed to spark conversation between students, fellows, and faculty on topics like developing a good relationship with your mentor, finding a job, and surviving grad school. OHSU Researchers from all disciplines are welcome to attend. So you want to be an entrepreneur? Monday, May 5, 3 to 4 p.m., OHSU Auditorium This interactive discussion will … Read More

OHSU Cardiovascular Research T32 recruiting; applications due April 30

Looking for a postdoc position in cardiovascular research? Know someone who is? The NIH-sponsored Training Program for Translational Science and Cardiovascular Research at OHSU program that is currently recruiting. The deadline is April 30, 2014 – so start working on those applications! The training program is open to both physician-scientists and basic scientists (MD, DO, or Ph.D.) Six trainees will be accepted for a two-year research experience in one of three general categories: diabetes/obesity; developmental programming; or … Read More

TTBD Intellectual Property Primer brown bag, April 10

Are you thinking about commercializing an invention? Do you want to learn more about the intellectual property patent protection process at OHSU? Technology Transfer & Business Development (TTBD) patent associate Todd Horne, Ph.D., will lead a discussion in this overview of intellectual property strategies with a focus on effectively pursuing patent protection. In this presentation, we will discuss recent updates and changes to patent protection for inventions involving laws of nature, natural phenomena, natural products, … Read More

OHSU researchers develop safer vector for lentivirus gene therapy

Gene therapy, a promising clinical approach to treat patients with a range of inherited diseases, often uses vectors derived from lentiviruses to insert a correcting genetic sequence into the patient’s stem cell chromosomes. While this type of treatment can provide long-term cures for inherited diseases, vectors from these viruses can also inadvertently activate cancer-causing genes because of the way they stitch or “integrate” the therapeutic DNA with human DNA. Avoiding these unwanted integrations while retaining the correcting gene has … Read More

Spring Vollum Writing Program begins April 2

Register for the Spring Vollum Writing Course, a 6-week professional science writing course open to OHSU graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. This class uses short lectures, class discussion, and workshop-style writing assignments to help researchers learn to write better papers and grants. Topics include: The basic elements of good scientific writing style, including sentence and document structure; Insight into scientific conventions regarding grammar, punctuation, and usage; Strategies for revising; Dealing with writer’s block and … Read More

Deadline extended: Research Week abstracts due March 10

The deadline to submit an abstract to present at OHSU Research Week has been extended to Monday, March 10. All OHSU students, faculty, fellows, and research staff are invited to submit an abstract for either a 10-minute oral or poster presentation. Research Week is a great opportunity to practice your presentation skills and meet colleagues from different departments and programs. Abstracts that have previously been presented at other meetings may be submitted for Research Week. Oral presentations … Read More

Tartar Trust Fellowships; applications due April 18

Applications for Tartar Trust Fellowships, which provide up to $2,000 to students, postdocs, and faculty in the OHSU School of Medicine, are due April 18, 2014. Projects that are likely to enhance the applicant’s career development are of particular interest. Fellowship funds may be used to: Assist qualified graduate students in their research programs. Provide released time for a graduate teaching assistant for purposes of advancing the individual’s degree research. Support specially endowed medical students … Read More

How to Write an Abstract, Feb. 13

Prepare for OHSU Research Week by attending this lunchtime workshop on “How to Write an Abstract,” presented by Allison Fryer, Ph.D., FBPharmacolS, associate dean for Graduate Studies in the School of Medicine. All students, faculty, fellows and staff are welcome to attend. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12 to 1 p.m. in the Doernbecher Vey Auditorium Download a copy of the event flier to post in your area  This event is sponsored by Research Week, OHSU’s university-wide celebration of research, … Read More

OHSU researchers use breakthrough “barcode” method to improve gene therapy

Gene therapy holds the promise of curing many diseases—but this promise has been thwarted by the steep technical challenge of delivering new genes into cells. One potential solution to this challenge is to use adeno-associated virus (AAV), which is an ideal vector because it does not cause disease in humans. Despite AAV’s many advantages, however, currently available AAV vectors can be used only in limited cases because engineering the viral capsid, or shell, has been … Read More

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