Dr. Carsten Schultz recruited as new chair

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OHSU School of Medicine Dean Mark Richardson has appointed Carsten Schultz, Ph.D., as chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology following a national recruitment search. The appointment is effective October 1, 2016. Dr. Schultz will succeed Beth Habecker, Ph.D., who has served as interim chair since 2014. Read more.

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Dr. Duvoisin to lead Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology

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Associate Dean for Graduate Studies Allison Fryer, Ph.D., announced that Robert Duvoisin, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, OHSU School of Medicine, will be the new director for the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology (PMCB). PMCB is the entry program to seven Ph.D. degrees in basic science in the OHSU School of Medicine. Learn more.

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Researchers develop NAD+ biosensor
Michael Cohen, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology and pharmacology in the OHSU School of Medicine, provided the key insight for this paper by recognizing that a bacterial enzyme, DNA ligase, underwent a significant structural change upon binding to NAD+. 

OHSU researchers reveal mechanism of neuronal activity that controls fertility
Jian Qiu, Ph.D. and Casey C. Nestor, Ph.D., in the Kelly/Rønnekleiv labs, published findings in the journal eLIFE that show peptide and classical neurotransmitters collaborate to stimulate the release of a chemical messenger called gonadotropin-releasing hormone, consequently controlling fertility.

Instantaneous ion configurations in the K+ ion channel selectivity filter revealed by 2D IR spectroscopy - Valiyaveetil Lab publishes new paper in Science.