Nicole Vasilevsky


Project Manager, Biocurator and Ontologist

skype ID: nicolevasilevsky

Major Responsibilities

Nicole assists with project management of the major projects and activities of the Ontology Development Group, as well as participating in biocuration and ontology development. Her major duties include:
•    Development of ontologies and best practices for representation and query of biomedical resources, model organisms and clinical specimens
•    Project management for the BD2K Open Educational Resources and Skills Courses
•    Biocuration for the Monarch Initiative and Colorado Richly Annotated Full Text (CRAFT) Corpus


PhD, Cell biology (2009) Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
BA, Biology (2000) Reed College, Portland, OR

Research Experience

•    Post-doctoral research fellow (2009-2010) Dr. Kate Morris, Cancer Research, Legacy Health Research, Portland, OR    
•    Graduate Research Assistant, (2003 – 2009) Dr. Andrew Weinberg, Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
•    Research Assistant (2001-2002) Dr. Mark Garzotto, VA Medical Center, Portland, OR
•    Graduate Research Assistant (2001) Dr. Jan Gorter, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
•    Undergraduate Research Assistant (1999-2000) Dr. Glen Kisby, Center for Research on Occupational and Environmental Toxicology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR

Teaching experience

•    Adjunct faculty (2011 – Present) Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program, National College of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
•    Part-time faculty (2009-2010) Bioscience Technology, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Select Publications and Presentations

Professional honors

•    International Conference on Biomedical Ontology fellowship 2011
•    International Society for Biocuration 2011-present
•    Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities 2011
•    Portland Community College Bioscience Technology Advisory Board 2009-present
•    Member, Oregon Bioscience Association 2008-present
•    American Association of Cancer Research 2010