OHSU

New Faculty Grant

Michael Danilchik, Ph.D., OHSU School of Dentistry professor of integrative biosciences, recently received a $15,000 Partners in Science grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. 

Under the grant, Dr. Danilchik and Union High School Science Teacher Crystal Wulff will spend two summers (2014 and 2015) studying the “Effects of Extracellular Microvesicles on Embryonic Development.” 

The pair will use frog embryonic tissues as a sensitive assay to determine how microvesicles are used in cell to cell signaling. The project has implications for human health by investigating the important role that intercellular communication plays in maintaining and repairing tissue integrity. 

The Danilchik lab is one of three Partners in Science recipients at OHSU this year.