Christina Harrington, Ph.D.

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Dr. Harrington is Director of the Affymetrix Microarray Core, a core unit of the Gene Microarray Shared Resource (GMSR) at OHSU. Dr. Harrington has worked in the DNA microarray field for the past 12 years. 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 direction of 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. Currently, Dr. Harrington is Co-Chair of the Microarray Research Group of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities.

Dr. Harrington has collaborated with many research groups at OHSU and elsewhere in the last 8 years in the application of DNA microarrays to important problems in biomedical research.

Selected Publications

"Computational detection of alternative exon usage," Frontiers in Neuroscience ( Issue: MAY, ) - 2011

"Transcriptional responses of cultured rat sympathetic neurons during BMP-7-induced dendritic growth," PLoS ONE (Vol: 6, Issue: 7, ) - 2011

"A gene expression signature of CD34+ cells to predict major cytogenetic response in chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia patients treated with imatinib," Blood (Vol: 115, Issue: 2, Page 315-325) - 2010

"Application of biostatistics and bioinformatics tools to identify putative transcription factor-gene regulatory network of ankylosing spondylitis and sarcoidosis," Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods (Vol: 38, Issue: 18, Page 3326-3338) - 2009

"Expression profiling of the ovarian surface kinome reveals candidate genes for early neoplastic changes," Translational Oncology (Vol: 2, Issue: 4, Page 341-349) - 2009



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