Charles E. Roselli, PhD

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Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology

Professor of Anesthesiology

Primary Affiliation

 SOM-Physiology & Pharmacology Department

Program Affiliation

Neuroscience Graduate Program
Physiology & Pharmacology
Program in Molecular & Cellular Biosciences

Background & Education

Ph.D., Hahnemann University, 1981


My research goal is to obtain an integrated understanding of the steroid-sensitive brain circuitry, neurochemical mechanisms, and the subcellular signaling pathways that mediate the central actions of androgens. A major research focus is the characterization of the aromatase-signaling pathway in neural tissue. Aromatase is a cytochrome P450 enzyme (CYP 19) that catalyzes the conversion of testosterone to estradiol. Although androgens and brain-derived estrogens are believed to act coordinately to regulate brain function, the challenge is to understand the complexity of this interaction at a subcellular, cellular, and systems level. A second research direction in my laboratory aims to understand the cellular mechanism(s) by which herbal preparations inhibit prostate growth and to explore their potential as viable treatments for prostate carcinoma.

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Article: PETA Crosses the Line PETA Crosses the Line

Article:  New York Times January 25, 2007


Contact Information

Charles E. Roselli, PhD
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR  97239
Phone: (503) 494-5837
Fax: (503) 494-4352