James McCormick (Jim), Ph.D.
Assistant professor and principal investigator
Jim's research focuses on the regulation of sodium and potassium homeostasis by the Cullin3-WNK-SPAK/OSR1 cascade.
Yujiro Maeoka, M.D.
Yujiro Maeoka received his M.D. from Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan in 2009. He was awarded a Ph.D. by Department of Nephrology, Hiroshima University in March 2019. His graduate work focused on the role of kidney specific ubiquitin ligase, which protects cells from hypertonic stress. His current work focuses on the role of mutations in CUL3, a key regulator of WNK-SPAK/OSR1 Kinase signaling pathway, in the pathogenesis of Familial Hyperkalemic hypertension (FHHt).
Avika Sharma, B.S.
Research assistant II (colony manager)
Avika received a B.S. in Molecular Genetics at the University of Rochester in 2018. After graduating in August 2018, Avika joined the McCormick/Ellison Lab as a research assistant.
McCormick lab alumni
Philip Blatt, B.S.
Phil is a medical student at OHSU and conducted research in the McCormick lab as a part of the Physician-Scientist Experience.
Lauren Miller, B.S.
Lauren helped establish our current animal colony practices as a research assistant. She is currently a PhD student in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (PBMS).
Mohammed Ferdaus, Ph.D.
Mohammed worked in the McCormick lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Mohammed currently works at Vanderbilt with Dr. Eric Delpire.
Turgay Saritas, MD.
Turgay worked on the role of CUL3 in kidney injury while visiting the McCormick Lab from University Hospital RWTH Aachen in Germany.