Neuroendocrinology has a long and distinguished history in the neurosciences at OHSU. The first director of the Vollum Institute, Ed Herbert, was a prominent neuroendocrinologist and member of the National Academy of Sciences who discovered the ACTH precursor, proopiomelanocortin (POMC). Other neuroendocrinologists at OHSU include a former president the university and the current directors of the Vollum Institute and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC). The primate center is located on OHSU’s west campus.
The research interests of some of the Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty with interests in neuroendocrinology are listed below. Click on their names to see their research interests and/or contact them directly for more information.