Recent News

Associate Professor Xiangshu Xiao has been selected to serve as a member of the Drug Discovery and Molecular Pharmacology Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health. This honor is a recognition of Dr. Xiao's quality of research accomplishments and contributions to biomedical research and discovery.

Thomas Scanlan, Ph.D., was recently recognized with the 2018 Technology Transfer Achievement Award for his work in licensing, patenting and new company creation. Scanlan, professor of physiology and pharmacology, is the founder of NeuroVia, Inc., an OHSU startup company developing therapeutics for the treatment of neurological disorders.

Professor Beth Habecker and Associate Professor Mike Cohen of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology were recently recognized at the OHSU Technology Transfer and Business Development awards ceremony as recipients of the 2017 Biomedical Innovation Program Drug Discovery award.  The award is to develop novel small molecules to promote nerve regeneration.

Chemical Biology and Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CBP-SURP)

The application period for the 2018 program is now closed.

The first Chemical Biology and Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CBP-SURP) was a success! Undergraduate students from various universities participated in an 8-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates research opportunities at the interface of chemistry, biology and physiology in the health sciences.

Student participants, home university and OHSU summer labs:

Ashley Person, Whitman College, Michael Cohen
Eda Shi, Indiana Univ., Carsten Schultz
Joseph Pingleton, George Fox Univ., Xiangshu Xiao
Heidi Funderburgh, George Fox Univ., Oline Ronnekleiv
Louis Sumrall, Portland State Univ., Catherine Morgans
Emma Eikermann, Lewis and Clark College, Sue Aicher


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Dean’s Research Scholar Program

Apply now for postdoctoral scholar positions under the Dean's Research Scholar Program (DRSP). Application deadline is May 10, 2018.

The OHSU School of Medicine has developed an innovative, postdoctoral research program aimed at attracting top interdisciplinary postdoctoral researchers to OHSU to develop interdepartmental biomedical research programs. The program will foster new state-of-the-art, collaborative research excellence at the intersection of historically separate scientific fields.  This is an exciting opportunity for postdoctoral scholars to define their own research projects to pursue new areas of interdisciplinary research.

As part of the application process, interested applicants must develop an interdepartmental research project in collaboration with two or more OHSU primary investigators from different departments.  The project proposal will serve as a primary basis for recruitment.  The research proposal is a required component of the application materials, so applicants will need to identify and connect with potential supervisors to prediscuss project ideas prior to submission.

The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is a participating department in the DRSP.  Explore our faculty and their research interests to make the connections needed to develop a compelling interdepartmental project. 

For more information, including a full list of participating units and application requirements, visit the DRSP website.