Molecular & Medical Genetics

The Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics is an interdisciplinary group performing basic laboratory research, clinical research, teaching of both graduate and medical students, directing several clinical labs and providing expertise in the area of clinical genetics care.

MMG in the News

World wide coverage of a stem cell research breakthrough and a nationally televised interview about 3D printing and cancer research...yes, MMG Faculty are making more headlines!

The research breakthrough, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., a senior scientist at ONPRC, follows previous success in transforming monkey skin cells into embryonic stem cells in 2007. This latest research will be published in the journal Cell online May 15 and in print June

CBS Sunday Morning and KOIN 6 News profiled Rosalie Sears, Ph.D., professor of molecular and medical genetics, and her work with bio-printing and its potential to treat cancer and revolutionize personalized medicine.

Read about both amazing stories on the SOM Research Voice Blog.

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Who are we?

MMG people encompasses numerous research faculty, clinicians, fellows, and students with diverse research interests surrounding molecular and medical genetics approaches to understanding the basis and treatment of human disease.  Learn more

Lab Spotlight

Dr. Melanie Gillingham

Fatty Acid Oxidation and Retina:

One of the complications of LCHAD deficiency is vision loss because of a degeneration of the retina, a part of the eye that is essential for us to see. This degeneration of the retina is called retinopathy and the cause of retinopathy in children with LCHAD is not known. We are currently conducting a study in cells to investigate the cause of LCHAD retinopathy. Help support Dr. Gillingham's research today!

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Genetics Research Mail to:OHSU Foundation Mail Stop 45PO Box 4000 Portland, OR 97208-9852

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