APOM Lab Research Graduate Students
Jonathan Nelson, BSc
In 2007, Jonathan Nelson began his doctoral studies in the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences at OHSU; and in August 2008, he chose to continue his graduate research in the Division of Cerebrovascular Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine. Under Dr. Nabil Alkayed’s mentorship, Jonathan is investigating 1) mechanisms associated with the neuroprotective effects of polymorphisms in the soluble epoxide hydrolase (EPHX2) gene, and 2) the relationship of these polymorphisms to clinical outcomes of vascular disease.
Jonathan is a native of Longview, Washington. While he was an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Jonathan participated in the Trans Atlantic Student Scientist Exchange Program. His work in the molecular ecology laboratories of Dr. Staffan Bensch at the University of Lund in Sweden launched Jonathan’s scientific career. He was awarded an American Heart Association postdoctoral grant in January 2011 to study "Disruption of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Dimerization as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy in Stroke."
Jonathan's favorite pastimes include theatre and opera, and he is a recent convert to long-distance running.