Nicole Vasilevsky


Biocurator and Ontologist

skype ID: nicolevasilevsky

Major Responsibilities

Nicole participates in biocuration and ontology development for the major projects of the Ontology Development Group. Her major duties include:
•    Development of ontologies and best practices for representation and query of biomedical resources, model organisms and clinical specimens
•    Instructional design and 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 University 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