Primary Faculty

Andrew Adey, Ph.D.

Andrew Adey

Assistant Professor

I plan to continue my focus on the development and implementation of novel strategies to investigate the epigenome with high precision. This includes single cell approaches to disambiguate epigenetic and transcriptional heterogeneity within populations of cells which is typically obscured by bulk preparation methods. 
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Brianne Baier, M.S., C.G.C.

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Instructor

Brianne was born and raised in Portland metro area. Her interest in counseling and human genetics led her to pursue the field of genetic counseling.
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Meghan Chirpich, M.S., L.C.G.C.

Meghan Chirpich Primary Faculty

Instructor

Meghan Chirpich is a genetic counselor. She sees patients for cancer and cardio genetics.

Mushui Dai, M.D., Ph.D.

Mushi Dai

Associate Professor

Our broad research interest is to understand the biological function and molecular mechanisms of the p53 tumor suppression and c-Myc oncogenic pathways, thereby providing a possible means to manipulate p53 and c-Myc function in cancer cells.
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Anna Dennis, M.S., C.G.C.

Anna Dennis

Instructor

The field of medical genetics is blossoming with rapid advances in technology and clinical knowledge. I feel privileged to make this information accessible to our patients and their families, and to provide the support that meets each family's unique needs.
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Melanie Gillingham, Ph.D., R.D.

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Allison Gregory, M.S., C.G.C.

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Instructor

Allison is a genetic counselor who works primarily in a research setting, studying neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation (NBIA). She has experience with designing and coordinating clinical studies,regulatory management, scientific writing, and research repository design and maintenance. 
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Kelly Hamman, M.S., C.G.C.

Kelly Hamman

Joyanna Hansen, Ph.D., R.D.

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Assistant Professor

Joyanna Hansen, PhD, RD, LD, specializes in nutrition care for children and adults diagnosed with inborn errors of metabolism. She focuses on providing evidence-based nutrition therapy plans to help individuals with metabolic disease achieve optimal health outcomes
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Cary Harding, M.D.

Cary Harding Primary Faculty

Professor

Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) affect as many as 1:1500 people with age of onset varying from birth to adulthood.  For many of these disorders, contemporary medical therapy is less than satisfactory. 
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Susan Hayflick, M.D.

Susan Hayflick

Professor and Chair

Brain iron accumulates in many human neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson disease, Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, and HIV encephalopathy. To investigate brain iron dyshomeostasis, we study a group of rare, single gene disorders, called Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA).
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Penelope Hogarth, M.D.

Penny Hogarth

Associate Professor

Director of clinical research: Dr. Penny Hogarth joined the OHSU movement disorders faculty in 2000 and is currently an associate professor of neurology.
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Kory Keller, M.S., C.G.C.

Kory Keller

Assistant Professor

Mrs. Keller specializes in pediatric genetic counseling, working on a team with clinical geneticists, to provide diagnostic evaluations and care for children known or suspected of having a genetic disease.
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David Koeller, M.D.

David Koeller Primary Faculty

Professor

Dr. Koeller specializes in inherited (genetic) disorders of metabolism. He is the Director of the OHSU Metabolic Clinic, and Chief of the Division of Metabolism in the Department of Pediatrics.
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Karen Kovak, M.S., C.G.C.

Karen Kovak

Assistant Professor

Ms. Kovak has been providing genetic counseling services at OHSU for over 30 years, in many areas of specialty.  She has a special interest in Huntington disease, and facilitates a support group for this condition as well as seeing individuals and families with HD at OHSU. 
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Jessica Kushner, M.S., C.G.C.

Jessica Kushner

Instructor

As part of the OHSU clinical genetics team, Jessica Kushner provides genetic counseling services to children and adult patients with a wide variety of genetic conditions.
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Jason Link, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor

Jason Link works in the Sears lab in CLSB.

R. Michael Liskay, Ph.D.

Mike Liskay

Professor

We use yeast and mice to study DNA mismatch repair (MMR), which corrects mismatches and senses DNA damage. MMR gene mutations increase spontaneous mutation and predispose to hereditary and sporadic cancer.
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Stephen R. Moore, Ph.D., FACMG

Stephen Moore

Assistant Professor

Laboratory interests include chromosomal microarray analysis for congenital disorders, the development of sequencing-based tests and panels for rare genetics disorders, and the development of genomic tools.
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Robb Moses, M.D.

Robb Moses

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Moses' special areas of interest include Fanconi anemia, DNA repair deficiencies, and gene therapy. He is the former Chair for Molecular & Medical Genetics.
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Hiroyuki Nakai, M.D., Ph.D.

Hiroyuki Nakai

Associate Professor

The major focuses of our laboratory are the elucidation of the biology of recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors and cellular biology associated with rAAV infection/transduction, and development of new rAAV vector-mediated gene and cell therapies to treat various human diseases.
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Susan Olson, Ph.D.

Susan Olson

Professor

Chromosome aberrations contribute significantly to human disease. Close collaboration between our clinical and research cytogenetics laboratories contributes to a better understanding of specific chromosome regions and chromosome abnormalities...
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Brian J. O'Roak, Ph.D.

Brian O'Roak

Assistant Professor

Our lab uses genomic approaches to unlock the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders and related disorders, such as autism and intellectual disability. Our goal is to develop early interventions and biologically based personal therapies that can dramatically improve the lives of individuals affected with these disorders.
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Puneet Rai, M.S., C.G.C.

Puneet Rai

Instructor

Puneet Rai is a genetic counselor for OHSU Pediatrics clinic. She also works with Dr. Susan Hayflick and NBIAcure.
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Martina Ralle, Ph.D.

Martina Ralle

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ralle's lab is interested in the role of copper in cellular processes. In addition to standard biochemical tools she also uses state of the synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence microscopy to elucidate the copper distribution in cells and tissue.
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Carolyn Sue Richards, Ph.D., FACMG

Sue Richards

Professor

The focus of my clinical research laboratory is development of sequence-based testing for rare disorders, development of custom analysis to address copy number variants, design of algorithms using analysis tools for interpretation of sequence variations and translation of these products into clinical practice.
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Ann Reed, R.D.

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Instructor

Ann Reed is a dietician for the State of Alaska Metabolic Genetics Clinic.

 

 

Caleb Rogers, M.D.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Rogers is a geneticist for the OHSU Child Development & Rehabilitation Center (CDRC).

 

Dmitri Rozanov, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor

Dmitri Rozanov has a superb classical education in molecular biology which has been supplemented with his post-doctoral training at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research under the guidance of world-class enzymologists and acknowledged experts in molecular and cellular biology.
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Jone Sampson, M.D.

Jone Sampson

Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Sampson is a clinical geneticist specializing in cancer genetics. She enjoys working in this field because finding gene mutations in families with an inherited tendency for cancer can help save lives through prevention and early detection.
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Rosalie Sears, Ph.D.

Rosalie Sears

Professor

We are studying cellular signaling pathways involved in the generation of human cancer. In general, disruption of these pathways alters the ability of a cell to control its proliferation as well as the initiation of programmed cell death (apoptosis).
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Paul Spellman, Ph.D.

Paul Spellman

Professor

I am interested in using genetic, genomic, and proteomic data to understand and model the biology of cancer and to develop methods to effectively deploy therapeutic agents in the age of molecularly guided medicine.
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H. Scott Stadler, Ph.D.

Scott Stadler

Associate Professor

Our research ranges from biochemical identification of the DNA sequences preferred by individual HOX proteins to the development of therapeutics aimed at augmenting deficiencies in target gene expression caused by the loss of HOX protein function.
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Xiao Xin Sun, Ph.D.

Xiaoxin Sun

Assistant Professor

During her PhD study at OHSU, Dr. Sun focused on molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying the regulation of p53-MDM2 pathway.
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Sandra Van Calcar, Ph.D., R.D.

Sandra Van Calcar

Assistant Professor

As part of an interdisciplinary team, Dr. Van Calcar specializes in nutrition management of various inborn errors of metabolism, including phenylketonuria (PKU), disorders in fatty acid oxidation, galactosemia and glycogen storage disease.

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Wojciech Wiszniewski, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Wiszniewski provides care for pediatric and adult patients presenting with a broad range of hereditary conditions. He is particularly interested in consulting patients with undiagnosed and rare genetic conditions that require comprehensive genomic analysis.
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Jon Zonana, M.D.

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Professor

Dr. Zonana's special interests are in clinical genetics, dysmorphology, molecular genetics and the ectodermal dysplasia. He is author of multiple publications dealing with syndrome delineation and causation.
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