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Thomas S. Scanlan, Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology
Director, Program in Chemical Biology
Admin Unit: SOM-Physiology & Pharmacology Department
Phone: 503-494-9292
Lab Phone: 503-494-9269
Fax: 503-494-4352
Office: BRB615
Mail Code: L334
Physiology & Pharmacology
Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences
Research Interests:
chemical and biological aspects of steroid/thyroid hormone action » Click here for more about Dr. Scanlan's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor Rotations
Academic Term Available Spring 2015 Unknown
Faculty Mentorship
Dr. Scanlan has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time. Dr. Scanlan has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.



Current research in the Scanlan Lab is focused on understanding thyroid hormone action at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level to facilitate the development of novel thyroid hormone based therapeutic agents.  Thyroid hormone regulates important processes in the central nervous system and periphery, and development of tissue-selective thyroid hormone agonists and antagonists as both research tools and therapeutic agents is an active component of the lab’s research.  The lab also investigates the chemistry and biology activity of novel thyroid hormone metabolites in an effort to use these endogenous iodine-containing compounds as therapeutic or diagnostic agents.