PMCB faculty comprise of a diverse group of researchers ranging from up-and-coming junior scientists to established figures at the top of their game. We foster a collaborative atmosphere and partner with nearby institutions such as the Oregon National Primate Research Center (see more below) to bring in faculty with an incredible depth of research initiatives. Whether opening new fields in cellular metabolism or guiding federal policy on cancer research, PMCB faculty remain highly involved with teaching and mentorship.

Search for FacultyDrs. Cohen, Cambronne and Goodman collaborated across disciplines (and with PMCB students) to develop a groundbreaking NAD+ biosensor

To be eligible for lab rotations and to mentor graduate students, faculty must be appointed to PMCB by the Graduate Council. 

For faculty bios and research interests, visit individual faculty pages by clicking on their name from the list.




Faculty by Academic Program

For a list of all faculty in each academic program, click the links  below. Many faculty have more than one academic appointment, and so may appear on more than one page. Please note that not all faculty on these lists have appointments in PMCB.


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Cancer Biology

Cell & Developmental Biology

Molecular & Medical Genetics

Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Physiology & Pharmacology

Quantitative Biosciences


"One of the nice things about 'West Coast Science' is that people are very collegial and open-minded, and aren't worried about hiding discoveries from their colleagues." - Markus Grompe

How to become PMCB faculty

Any member of the SOM Graduate Faculty is eligible to serve as a member of the PMCB Graduate Faculty.  Appointment to the PMCB Graduate Faculty must be approved by at least one Member Program Director and by a majority vote of the PMCB Steering Committee.  Members of the PMCB Graduate Faculty are expected to teach in PMCB core and elective courses, to serve on comprehensive and qualifying examination committees, to interact with graduate students in seminars and conferences, and to serve on other PMCB and graduate education committees.  Individuals will be removed from the PMCB Graduate Faculty roster when they no longer hold an appointment at OHSU or by majority vote of the PMCB Steering Committee.

PMCB Faculty Consideration

The following steps are required for candidates to be considered as a member of PMCB faculty:

  • Candidate must be a member of the OHSU Graduate Faculty.
  • Candidate must be affiliated with one of the PMCB member departments – CDB, BMB, MMG, MMI, CanB or PHPH.
  • Candidate must complete the PMCB Faculty Candidate Survey
  • PMCB Member Department Program Director writes a letter of nomination to the PMCB Steering Committee.
  • Survey, nomination letter, and candidate’s CV are emailed to the PMCB office for PMCB Steering Committee consideration.  The PMCB Steering Committee meets once each quarter during the first week of the term.