Management Profile

Chris Harrington, Ph.D.

Director, Gene Microarray Shared Resource

Ph: 503-418-2737


Dr. Harrington is Director of the Gene Microarray Shared Resource (GMSR) at OHSU.  Dr. Harrington has worked in the DNA microarray field for the past 15 years and has managed the OHSU Affymetrix microarray core since 2000.  She was employed at Affymetrix from 1997 through October, 2000, as a Senior Staff Scientist and Manager of the Scientific Liaison Group.  In this capacity she was involved in the development of the GeneChip array expression profiling application and was responsible for the Affymetrix Academic User Center, a program of research collaborations with academic investigators.  Prior to her position at Affymetrix, Dr. Harrington worked in the field of molecular neurobiology, most recently as a Research Officer at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia, and prior to that as a Principal Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Molecular Pharmacology, University College, London, United Kingdom.  Dr. Harrington has a PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a BS in Biology from California Institute of Technology.  In addition to overseeing the operation of the GMSR, Dr. Harrington collaborates with many research groups on campus and elsewhere in the application of DNA microarrays to important questions in biomedical research. 

In 2010, Dr Harrington took on a new role as director of the Integrated Genomics Laboratory (IGL).  The IGL is an umbrella organization for coordinating services and infrastructure for the Gene Microarray Shared Resource and the Massively Parallel Sequencing Shared Resource (