Nicole Vasilevsky


Biocurator and Ontologist
Research Assistant Professor

skype ID: nicolevasilevsky

Major Responsibilities

•    Development of ontologies and best practices for representation and query of biomedical resources, model organisms and clinical specimens

•    Curriculum development and instruction for the BD2K Open Educational Resources and Skills Courses and the OHSU Library Data Science Institute
•    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

  • Biocurator and Ontologist (2010-prsent) Melissa Haendel, Oregon Health &Science University, Portland, OR
  • Post-doctoral research fellow (2009-2010) Kate Morris, Cancer Research, Legacy Health Research, Portland, OR  
  • Graduate Research Assistant (2003 –2009) Andrew Weinberg, Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
  • Research Assistant (2001-2002) Mark Garzotto, VA Medical Center, Portland, OR
  • Graduate Research Assistant (2001) Jan Gorter, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (1999-2000) 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 University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
  • Part-time faculty (2009-2010) Bioscience Technology, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Select Publications

A full list of publications is available here.

Professional honors and appointments