Chemical Biology and Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CBP-SURP)

Update 3/17: As of today we are still planning to have a 2020 summer internship program. Please email with any questions. We are excited to announce the 4th annual Chemical Biology and Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CBP-SURP). CBP-SURP is a 9- week program designed to provide undergraduates research opportunities at the interface of chemistry, biology and physiology in the health sciences. Applications due March 29th.  More information and application guidelines. 

Welcome new faculty

Braden Lobingier headshot

Braden Lobingier, PhD - We focus on one of the most prevalent drug targets in the human body, G protein-coupled receptors, and study this family of proteins with approaches ranging from chemical biology and genomics to in vitro reconstitution and proteomics.

Liman Zhang headshot in lab

Liman Zhang, PhDWe are interested in understanding the molecular mechenism of NLR (Nucleotide-binding domain and leucine rich repeat containing protein) signaling pathways in the immune system. NLR comprise a fascinating family that plays key roles in many immunological pathways from inflammation, anti-viral responses to gene transcription. We combine crystallography, cryo-EM techniques with biochemical and biophysical approaches to address the structural basis behind these functions, aim to provide fundamental knowledge that enables therapeutic applications to treat inflammatory diseases, immunodeficiency disorders, and cancer.

2019 Chemical Biology and Physiology Conference “a huge success”

Drs. Xiao, Schultz, Scanlan, Cohen, and Valiayveetil posing on stage

Top researchers in the fields of chemical biology and physiology were drawn to the 2019 Chemical Biology and Physiology Conference, hosted by OHSU and held Dec. 12-15 in the Knight Cancer Research Building. Read more.

Janelle Tobias awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Janelle Tobias

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, education or mathematics. Tobias is a graduate student in Dr. James Franks lab. Read more.