Neurobiology of Disease

As a medical campus, the NGP at OHSU offers many opportunities to study the Neurobiology of Disease from discovery science at the basic end of the spectrum to translational research and clinical trials in neurological and psychiatric diseases. The NGP curriculum introduces first- and second-year students to the neurobiology of disease through a core course that includes both discussions of disease mechanisms as well as exposure to patients and clinical settings.  MD-PhD students often choose a disease-oriented thesis project in the NGP for their research. Faculty working on disease-related topics have appointments in many Centers, basic science departments, and clinical departments across the OHSU campus.

For more information on NGP laboratories involved in this work, click on the links to these investigators.

    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • host-pathogen interactions, neural-immune communications, neuroinflammation, infections, bacterial pathogenesis, organismal response to infections
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • 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
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
      • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Cognitive brain development
      • ADHD
      • Autism
      • Neuroimaging
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor, Vollum Institute
    • Areas of interest

      • glia
      • axon
      • Wallerian degeneration
      • neuron-glia signaling
      • astrocytes
      • neurodegeneration
      • Drosophila
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Associate Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences
      • Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
      • Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Developing therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's and Batten diseases
      • Creating non-human primate models of neurodegenerative diseases
      • Developing and testing novel gene therapy strategies to deliver genes to the brain
      • Assessing brain connectivity in neurodegenerative diseases using novel imaging techniques
      • Translational therapeutics
      • Viral vectors
      • Neurosurgery
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
      • Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Determinants of risky and impulsive decision-making
      • Alcohol, nicotine and marijuana use
      • Neurobiology of choice
      • Behavioral genetics of impulsivity
      • Behavioral economics
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor, Vollum Institute
    • Areas of interest

      • Glial cell biology
      • Neuron-glial interactions
      • Glial-glial interactions
      • Myelination and remyelination
      • Zebrafish
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Associate Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Autism
      • Neurodevelopmental disorders
      • Genetics/genomics
      • Stem cells
      • Developmental neuroscience
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Behavioral genetics
      • Quantitative genetics
      • Alcohol
      • Methamphetamine
      • Addiction
      • Neuroscience
      • Stress
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Glial cell biology
      • Myelination
      • Phosphoinositide signaling
      • Membrane trafficking and dynamics
      • Axonal degeneration
      • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
      • Peripheral neuropathy
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
    • Faculty Appointments

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine