Headshot photo of James McCormick, Ph.D.

James McCormick, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


Dr. McCormick completed his PhD in the laboratory of Dr. Jonathan Seckl in Edinburgh, UK.  During his graduate work, he focused on transcriptional regulation of the  glucocorticoid receptor, a key mediator of perinatal “programming” of adult  diseases such as hypertension and dementia. He completed an American Heart  Association-funded postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. David Pearce in the  Division of Nephrology at UCSF, studying the physiological roles of serum and  glucocorticoid-induced kinase (SGK)  isoforms, and how they differentially regulate renal sodium transport. He  joined the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at OHSU in 2005. His  current work uses mouse models to examine mechanisms of blood pressure regulation.

Education and training

    • B.S., 1996, University of Edinburgh
    • Ph.D., 2000, University of Edinburgh
  • Fellowship

    • Nephrology - University of California, San Francisco, 2000-2004

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