OHSU

Westbrook Lab

Senior Scientist and Vollum Co-director: Gary Westbrook

 

WESTBROOK LAB 2012

2012 Westbrook Lab Group Photo

Front row (L to R): Laura Villasana, Christina Chatzi, Eric Schnell, Anne-Simone Parent
Back row (L to R): Aesoon Bensen, Maria Borisovska, Gary Westbrook, Julia Perederiy, Chris Vaaga, Ken Tovar

 

We'd like to understand how synapses and small circuits do their work. Our earlier work was mostly directed at the level of receptors, particularly N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, and the function of single synapses. Our efforts have now largely shifted to studies of small networks (microcircuits) in the hippocampus and olfactory system. Our goal is to understand how such circuits are formed, regulate their activity and contribute to the function of neural systems. Visit our Projects page to learn more about the ongoing research.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Postdoctoral Fellow
If you are interested in working on our projects as a postdoctoral fellow, please send your CV and names of three references to Gary Westbrook via email.

Graduate Student Program
Graduate students can enter the Westbrook lab via the Neuroscience Graduate Program or the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Summer Research Opportunities
We usually have one or two summer students in the lab each year. If you are interested, contact Gary Westbrook via email.

MORE ABOUT THE LAB

Projects
Members
Alumni
Resources

Lab Phone Number:
(503) 494-5436

Mailing Address

Westbrook Lab
Vollum Institute, L474
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239-3098