Principal Investigator and Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine
Nathalie leads the efforts behind generating research funding, establishing and maintaining institutional, national and international collaborations, and continuous publishing.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Preventive Cardiology, Knight Cardiovascular Institute
Paul drives two projects which entail: (i) characterizing the relationship between plasminogen and lipoprotein(a) and their effects on modulating proinflammatory signaling in leukocytes and vascular cells to better understand their contributions to the development of cardiovascular disease; and (ii) studying how post-translational modifications to PCSK9 affect the protein’s kinetics and metabolism, as well as its most well-known function in modulating circulating APOB-containing lipoproteins.
Sara Rosario, M.S.
Sara has a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry and a passion for liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. Her current projects include proteomics of lipoproteins, investigating plasminogen-Lp(a)-ABCA1 interactions, investigating of REGARDS longitudinal cohort, and managing the CPC patient biorepository.
Paige works primarily in our ongoing projects investigating the relationships between Plasminogen, ABCA1, and Lp(a), as well as the role of lipoprotein-immunity interaction in CVD development and progression. Other roles largely relate to proteomic analysis of lipoprotein samples and subsequent investigation.
Josh manages the lab’s two transgenic mouse colonies and conducts experiments using mammalian cell models. Specific projects include PCSK9’s post-translational modifications, secretion, and interaction with lipoproteins, and plasminogen’s protein-protein interactions.
Undergraduate Murdock Research Scholar, 2019-2020
Education: B.S. in Biology, University of Portland, 2020
Research Assistant, 2018-2019
Education: B.S. in Biology, Lewis and Clark College, 2017. Matriculated to Brown University School of Public Health.
Deanna Plubell, M.S.
Research Assistant, 2015-2017
Education: M.Sc. in Biology, Walla Walla University, 2014; B.S. in Biology, Walla Walla University, 2012. Matriculated to University of Washington Genome Sciences Graduate Program, MacCoss Lab.
Research Assistant, 2016-2017
Education: B.S. in Microbiology, New Mexico State University, 2013. Matriculated to Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine.
High School Intern, 2016-2019
Education: B.S. in Biology, Oregon State University (in progress).
Undergraduate Intern, 2018
Education: B.S. in Nutrition and Public Health, Portland State University
Research Assistant, 2017-2019
Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, Portland State University, 2016
High School Intern, 2018