Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics News Updates

Congratulations to Melanie Gillingham and co-authors

Melanie Gillingham, Ph.D., R.D., L.D., has won the 2023 Emmanuel Shapira Award from the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD). The Shapira Award was established in 2003 to recognize the best paper in the field of biochemical genetics and metabolism published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism (MGM) by an SIMD member or their trainee.  

Dr. Gillingham and her co-authors' paper, titled Resting and total energy expenditure of patients with long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAODs),” in MGM Vol. 138, Issue 3, was selected for the award. 

Congratulations to Susan J. Hayflick

Susan J. Hayflick, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair, molecular and medical genetics, professor, pediatrics and neurology, has been awarded the 2024 Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).

The Carter Award, one of the AAN’s premier honors, recognizes outstanding work by an individual in the field of child neurology/developmental neurobiology. Dr. Hayflick was chosen because of her work advancing the study of rare diseases in children.  She will be presented this award as part of the AAN’s Presidential Plenary Session on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. where she will deliver the annual Carter Lecture. The title of her talk is “PKAN and the arc of a career.” 

OHSU Changemakers

MMG faculty Susan Hayflick, Penny Hogarth, Allison Gregory, Brian O’Roak, and Cary Harding are among the OHSU researchers studying rare diseases.  Their work has led to breakthrough discoveries, offering new hope to patients and their families. Read full article

Meet the author: Andrew Adey

In this interview with Cell Reports Methods, Dr. Andrew Adey talks about developing a more broadly accessible method for paired whole-genome and chromatin accessibility sequencing from single cells, as well as the current and future landscape of genome-scale molecular profiling.

Congratulations to Mina Tabrizi, Ph.D.

Mina Tabrizi, M.D., Ph.D. LGG Fellow, had her abstract accepted for the AMP 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo for a Poster Presentation.

Expression Analysis of EMT-Related lncRNAs: RMRP, MALAT1, and AGAP2-AS1 in Glioma and Meningioma Brain Tumors 
S. Ravaie1, M. Motevasseli1, M. Darvishi1, A. Mamivand1, S. Bayat1, A. Khoshnevisan1, M. Shafizadeh1, H. Saffar1, S. Olson2, M. Tabrizi2 
1 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

Published in the November 2023 issue The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.