7th Year Residents (Chief)
Brian T. Farrell, M.D., Ph.D.Brian T. Farrell, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from University of Nebraska Medicine Center, College of Medicine, Omaha, Neb. in June 2008. Dr. Farrell’s doctoral dissertation examined Mechanistic Insights in CAG-CTG Contractions in Cultured Human and Simian Cells.
His interests include surfing, running, golf, and classical and jazz trumpet.
Nathaniel Whitney, M.D., M.S.
Nathaniel Whitney, M.D., M.S., received his medical degree from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif. in June 2008. He received a bachelor's degree from Walla Walla University in 2000 and a master's degree in developmental biology from the same university in 2003. His research focused on the ubiquitin system and its specific role in cell type differentiation and tissue organization. After his graduate studies Dr. Whitney worked as a new home framer, then entered medical school.
Dr. Whitney has been involved with charity programs for adults and children, and he also enjoys the outdoors, hiking, canoeing, writing music and working with music groups.
6th Year Residents (Research)
Jesse Liu, M.D.
Jesse Liu, M.D. was educated at Pacific Union College, Amgwin, Calif. and earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, Calif. in June, 2009. At Loma Linda, he has served in the elected role of class pastor and in the Student Senate. His scientific work has concentrated on embryological development of the limb bud. He is also a cellist and rock climber.
Jeffrey Raskin, M.D., M.S.
Jeffrey Raskin, M.D. was educated at Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. and spent part of his undergraduate years doing research in Developmental Biology at University College London, London, England. He holds a master’s degree in cell and molecular neurobiology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Raskin graduated in June, 2009 with a medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nev. where he has served as president of his class and was awarded "Outstanding Student in Surgery for the Class of 2009". In addition to his neuroscientific pursuits, Dr. Raskin is interested in literary descriptions of medical care and edited the UNSM literary annual. He enjoys camping and hiking.
5th Year Residents (Senior)
Priscilla Pang, M.D., M.S.
Priscilla Pang, M.D., M.S., graduated in June 2010 with a medical degree from Case Western University, Cleveland, OH. She also holds a Master of Science degree from Case in applied anatomy. Her research interests have included molecular mechanisms of neural protection and empiric antibiotic utilization in the clinical setting.While an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University, she was a nationally competitive cyclist. She also enjoys rock climbing.
Abigail Rao, M.D.
Abigail Rao, M.D., graduated in June 2010 with a medical degree from Brown University, Providence, RI. As a Howard Hughes Research Scholar, she had worked at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on hippocampal dendritic potassium channels. As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, she studied the expression of nestin in neural stem cells.She has served in the Big Sisters program and enjoys travelling with her family.
4th Year Residents (Senior)
Kelly Bridges, M.D.Kelly Bridges, M.D., graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in June 2011, where she has been formally recognized for “altruism in medicine” and is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She was previously an undergraduate in neuroscience at UCLA. While at at UCLA she published in the Journal of Neuroscience for research regarding neuron circuitry in the brainstem. Kelly received "Outstanding Student in Neuroscience" award and the American Medical Women's Association award for "Academic Achievement" for being among the top 10% of women, while in medical school.
Frances Hardaway, M.D.Frances Hardaway, M.D., graduated from the Medical University Of South Carolina in June 2011, where she was elected a member of alpha omega alpha (AOA). She was previously an undergraduate in psychology at the University of Richmond, Virginia. She has published work during medical school on human functional brain imaging and magnetic stimulation.
3rd Year Residents (Basic Clinical Neuroscience)
Kunal Gupta, M.B.B.Chir., Ph.D.Kunal Gupta, M.B. B.Chir., Ph.D., graduated from the University of Cambridge, England, UK in June 2007, with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBChir). He was awarded a PhD, also from the University of Cambridge in June 2012. His PhD research work was focused on the novel discoveries he made around glial-neuronal interaction under molecular paradigms of traumatic brain injury, using a human stem cell platform.
Katie L. Krause, M.D., Ph.D.Lynn K Krause, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI in May 2012. She was awarded a PhD, also from the Medical College of Wisconsin in May 2008. Her PhD research work was focused on examining plasticity within the neuronal respiratory networks of the brain.
Tristan M Stani, M.D.Tristan M Stani, M.D., graduated from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI in May 2012. In 2009 he was selected as the OHSU Campagna Scholar in Neurological Surgery. At OHSU he worked with Valerie Anderson, Ph.D., examining precision grip (holding an object between thumb and forefinger) performance in essential tremor subjects before and after deep brain stimulation. During his post-baccalaureate studies at Johns Hopkins, he participated in research on inhibiting angiogenesis in brain tumors.
2nd Year Residents (Junior)
Carli Bullis, M.D.Carli Bullis, M.D., graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN in May 2013. She was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA) and was in the top quintile of her medical school class. Her hobbies include running, traveling, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.