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Institute Directors

Baptista, António
Director
503-346-3418

Research areas: Integrated understanding and prediction of hydrodynamic and environmental processes in estuaries and coasts. Development of associated concepts and technologies: environmental observation and forecasting systems, numerical methods and models, physically-based ecological indicators.


Tebo, Bradley
Associate Director
503-346-3438

Research areas: Geomicrobiology and microbial biogeochemistry of metal-microbe-mineral interactions; marine microbiology and biotechnology; bioremediation.   


 Faculty

Blackburn, Ninian
Faculty
503-346-3428

Research areas: Structure and function of oxidase and oxygenase metalloenzymes; spectroscopy of metal sites in proteins with emphasis on EPR, EXAFS, absorption edge, and FTIR spectroscopies; coordination chemistry and biochemistry of copper. Biochemistry of metal trafficking in cells.


Haygood, Margo
Faculty
503-346-3437

Research areas: Environmental microbiology; bacterial physiology; bacterial evolution, marine biotechnology.


Johnson, Richard
Faculty
503-346-3432

Research areas: Physical and chemical behavior of organic contaminants in the air, soil, and water; analytical organic chemistry; groundwater transport, fate, and modeling of contaminants in porous and fractured porous media.


Moënne-Loccoz, Pierre
Faculty
503-346-3429

Research areas: Structure-function relationships within proteins. Metalloenzymes and hemoproteins. Spectroscopic studies of enzymatic active sites, cofactors, and metal clusters. Reaction intermediates within catalysis. Nitric oxide in bioinorganic chemist.


Nakano, Michiko
Faculty
503-346-3430

Research areas: Anaerobiosis of Bacillus subtilis; oxygen-controlled gene regulation; two-component signal transduction system; transcriptional activation; nitrate/nitrite reductases; flavohemoglobin; anaerobic electron transport; nitric oxide signaling.


Needoba, Joseph
Faculty
503-346-3421

Research areas: Marine biogeochemistry; in situ sensors and instruments; phytoplankton ecology and physiology; stable isotope ecology.


Peterson, Tawnya
Faculty
503-346-3423

Research areas: Biological oceanography; ecology and physiology of phytoplankton; harmful algal blooms; ocean observatories


Simon, Holly
Faculty
503-346-3422

Research areas: Microbial ecology; environmental genomics and gene sensing technologies; bioremediation.


Tratnyek, Paul
Faculty
503-346-3431
tratnyek@ohsu.edu
Research areas: Pathways, kinetics, mechanisms, and other fundamental, molecular aspects of environmental oxidation-reduction reactions. Applications to remediation of contaminated groundwater, treatment of waste and drinking water, risk assessment of emerging contaminants.


Watanabe, Karen
Faculty
503-346-3433

Research areas: Developing computational models of biological systems.


Whittaker, James
Faculty
503-346-3436
whittakj@ohsu.edu
Research areas: Electronic structures and dynamics of metalloenzyme active sites; spectroscopic and computational approaches to biomolecular structure; metalloenzyme mechanisms; enzyme engineering; biology of metal ions.


Zuber, Peter
Faculty
503-346-3424

Research areas: Regulation of prokaryotic gene expression and development in response to stress; signal transduction; regulation and mechanism of peptide antibiotic biosynthesis; regulation of genetic competence in Bacillus subtilis.


Post-Doctoral Fellows

Skye Barendt
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Matthew Jones

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Tuomas Karna
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Clara Llebot
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Hirotoshi Matsumura
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J.Paul Rinehimer
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Christine Romano
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Research Staff

Kati Geszvain
Senior Research Associate
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Kaitlin Grammer
Research Technician
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Mary Mayfield-Gambill
Research Technician
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Jo Goodman
Research Associate
Phone: 503-338-7679
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Lydie Herfort
Senior Research Associate
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Wren Kominos-Marvell
Research Assistant 2
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Hiroaki Naka
Senior Research Associate
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Charles Seaton
Research Assistant
Phone: 503-346-3405
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Carolyn Sheehan
Senior Research Associate
Phone: 503-346-3439
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Mariya Smit
Senior Research Associate
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Paul Turner
Senior Research Associate
Phone: 503-346-3406
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Mei Whittaker
Research Associate
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Michael Wilkin
Senior Research Associate
Phone: 503 338-6574
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Administrative Staff

Nancy Christie
Office Manager
Phone: 503-346-3426
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Bonnie Gibbs
Executive Assistant
Phone: 503-346-3419
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Vanessa Green
Director of Higher Education and Diversity
Phone: 503-346-3411
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Amy Johnson
Managing Director
Phone: 503-346-3425
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James Mohan
Research Systems Administrator 2
Phone: 503-346-3404
Email: mohanj@ohsu.edu

Jeff Schilling
Web Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 503-346-3403
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Karen Sears
Financial Analyst
Phone: 503-346-3420
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Ethan Van Matre
Manager, Computer Resources
Phone: 503-346-3402
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Nievita Bueno Watts
Director of Academic Programs
Phone: 503-346-3410
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Michele Webber
Finance Manager
Phone: 503-346-3416
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