Nature vs. nurture: A story of adoption, reunion, neuroscience and shock therapy
Larry Sherman, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Oregon National Primate Research Center, OHSU Brain Institute; Professor, OHSU Department of Cell and Developmental Biology; President, Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, Portland, Oregon
Larry Sherman is senior scientist in the Division of Neuroscience and a Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the OHSU School of Medicine. His research focuses on treating neurodegenerative conditions that result from traumatic injury to the brain or spinal cord, stroke or diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Sherman's lab also researches neural stem cells and their potential effects on a damaged nervous system.
Sherman received a B.A. and M.A. in Biology from Reed College and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Anatomy from OHSU. He conducted post-doctoral research at the Institut für Genetik at the Forschungszentrum in Karlsruhe, Germany, then became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He joined OHSU in 2002. He serves on a number of national grant review boards, is on the editorial board of the journal GLIA and is the President of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.