Zach Stupor, B.S.


Biographical Sketch

Serving as Operations Manager for the OHSU Knight BioLibrary beginning 2017, Zach oversees the acquisition, storage, and distribution of biospecimens in support of academic and commercial research enterprises. Starting at Oregon Health & Science University as a volunteer research assistant in 2008, he become a member of the BioLibrary shortly after its formation in 2011. He later established its Study Coordinator Team in 2013, which he led prior to his current role.

With more than seven years of experience operating human biospecimen repositories, Zach is knowledgeable on research regulations and ethics, clinic workflows, specimen processing techniques, and data management. During his time with the BioLibrary he has collaborated with various department managers, clinicians, and research staff to expand biobanking services to new patient populations and implement novel mechanisms for donor recruitment and specimen acquisition.

Zach earned a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University, majoring in Psychology and General Science.

The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University is a pioneer in the field of precision cancer medicine. The institute's director, Brian Druker, M.D., helped prove it was possible to shut down just the cells that enable cancer to grow. This breakthrough has made once-fatal forms of the disease manageable and transformed how cancer is treated. The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center between Sacramento and Seattle – an honor earned only by the nation's top cancer centers. It is headquarters for one of the National Cancer Institute's largest research collaboratives, SWOG, in addition to offering the latest treatments and technologies as well as hundreds of research studies and clinical trials.

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