Letisha R. Wyatt, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Director of Diversity in Research, OHSU Research & Innovation
  • OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program, School of Medicine


Letisha R. Wyatt is faculty in the Department of Neurology and the Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology &Toxicology from the University of Southern California (2013). Her research focuses on mechanisms for regulation of the brain's response to drugs. Letisha is a former NIH predoctoral fellow and has strong record of mentorship in the laboratory and classroom. She works together with CEDAR Scientists and Staff to plan for current and future information and data stewardship needs. Letisha also works in the Research and Innovation Office as the Director of Diversity in Research to support campus-wide efforts for diversity and inclusion in laboratories and graduate education. Read more about Letisha’s role on her personal website (https://www.letisharwyatt.com/) and view her work on ORCID: 0000-0003-1026-5232.


  • B.S., 2005, University of California, Davis
  • Ph.D., 2013, University of Southern California

Areas of interest

  • Neurobiology
  • Drug Pharmacology
  • Preclinical Testing
  • Data Management/Stewardship
  • Scientific Communication
  • Open Science
  • Activism/Organizing



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