Philip Copenhaver, Ph.D.

Philip Copenhaver

Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology

Office: RJH 5598 | 503 494-4646
Lab: RJH 5566 | 503 494-5818
Copenhaver Lab
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Graduate Program Memberships

Professional Memberships

Sigma Xi
Society for Neuroscience


1979 - Biology, B.S. & M.S., Stanford University
1985 - Zoology/Neurobiology, Ph.D., University of Washington


1986-1989 - Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. Paul Taghert), Washington University
1989-1990 - Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. William Moody), University of Washington
1990-1996 - Assistant Professor, CDB, OHSU
1996-2011 - Associate Professor, CDB, OHSU
2011-present - Professor, CDB, OHSU

Selected Publications

Different isoforms of Fasciclin II play distinct roles in the guidance of neuronal migration during insect embryogenesis.
Wright, J.W. and Copenhaver, P.F.  (2000). Developmental Biology 225, 59-78.

The insect homologue of the amyloid precursor protein interacts with the heterotrimeric G protein Goa in an identified population of migratory neurons.
Swanson, T.R., Knittel, L.M., Coate, T.M., Farley, S.M., Snyder, M.A., Copenhaver, P.F. (2005). Developmental Biology 288:160-178.

Reverse signaling by GPI-linked Manduca Ephrin requires a Src family kinase to restrict neuronal migration in vivo.
Coate, T.M., Swanson, T.L., Copenhaver, P.F.  (2009). J. Neurosci. 29, 3404-18. PMCID: PMC3100805.

A translational continuum of model systems for evaluating treatment strategies in Alzheimer’s disease: isradipine as a candidate drug.
Copenhaver, P.F, Anekonda, T.S., Musashe, D., Ramaker, J., Robinson, K.M., Swanson, T.L, Wadsworth, T.L Kretzschmar, D., Woltjer, R.L., and. Quinn, J.F. (2011). Disease Models and Mechanisms 4: 634-48. PMCID: PMC3180227.