Thomas S. Scanlan, PhD

Scanlan Portrait

Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology

Director, Program in Chemical Biology

Primary Affiliation

SOM-Physiology & Pharmacology Department

Program Affiliation

Physiology & Pharmacology

Background & Education

Ph.D. 1989, Stanford University

B.S. 1984, University of Oregon


The current research in the Scanlan Lab is centered broadly in the area of hormone action, with an emphasis on the classic endocrine modulators belonging to the steroid/thyroid family. These hormones coordinate a variety of important physiologic functions in development and homeostasis, and they mediate the regulation with exquisite selectivity. One of the Lab's primary activities is to develop an understanding of the molecular basis of the tissue-selectivity of these hormones using a multidisciplinary approach that involves synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and ultimately physiology.

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Contact Information

Thomas Scanlan, PhD
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health & Science University - L334
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR  97239
Phone: (503) 494-9292
Fax: (503) 494-4352