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Philip F. Copenhaver Ph.D.

  • (503) 494-4646
    • Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology School of Medicine
    • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Neuroscience Graduate Program School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine
    • Cancer Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine

After undergraduate studies at Stanford University, Philip Copenhaver attended graduate school in the Department of Zoology at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received his Ph.D. with Dr. James Truman in 1985. He spent three years as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Paul Taghert in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, and an additional year with Dr. William Moody at the University of Washington. He joined the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Oregon Health & Science University in 1990 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996.

Areas of interest

  • developmental, Neurobiology of Disease, biology, developmental neurobiology, nervous system, neurodegeneration, neuroscience, signal transduction, cell migration, cell adhesion, in vivo imaging, embryogenesis, embryology, Ephrins, Eph receptors, Ig-CAMs, G proteins, non-receceptor tyrosine kinases, Amyloid Precursor Protein, biology of aging, new drugs for treating Alzheimer's Disease


  • Ph.D., University of Washington 1985

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