OHSU has an abundance of graduate student mentors who are excited to work with our MD/PhD students. Below we have highlighted some labs that have mentored or collaborated with our students. Please use the All Labs at OHSU link to view a comprehensive list of labs and a snapshot of the research diversity at OHSU. To see all current mentors of active OHSU MD/PhD students, please review our Meet the Students page.
The Aballay Lab studies mechanisms involved in the control of immune responses against microbial pathogens. Dr. Alejandro Aballay is Chair and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology within the School of Medicine. He is also faculty in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
The Ellison Lab studies environmental and genetic factors of hypertension and other morbid diseases. Dr. David Ellison is a Professor in the department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and the department of Chemical Physiology & Biochemistry. He is also the Director of the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute.
The Wong Lab dives into understanding regulatory mechanisms for proliferation of stem cells and investigating novel mechanism for how tumor cells gain diversity. Dr. Melissa (Missy) Wong is an Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology within the School of Medicine.