Myelin repair study by Dr. Meredith Hartley selected as 2019 Postdoctoral Paper of the Year
The OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Council selected a study by first author Meredith Hartley, Ph.D., to receive its 2019 School of Medicine Alumni Association Postdoctoral Paper of the Year Award. Read more.
Two basic science departments to join
SoM leverages expertise, technology and fresh investment to form new, expanded department
Dean Sharon Anderson approved a proposal to combine two basic science departments in the OHSU School of Medicine to form a new, expanded department starting July 1.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology will join together to leverage faculty specialties and technology. Read more.
Highlighted publication: Valiyaveetil lab
Glutamate transporters harness ionic gradients for the concentrative uptake of glutamate. Normal function of glutamate transporters is required for rapid removal of glutamate from the synapse, which is required for efficient neurotransmission and for preventing excitotoxicity. A key question in glutamate transporters is the mechanism by which the ionic gradient is coupled to glutamate uptake. Recent studies from the Valiyaveetil lab used unnatural amino acid mutagenesis to probe this mechanism and their studies now provide a molecular sequence for the events in the coupled binding of sodium and substrate to the glutamate transporter.
- Myelin repair study by Dr. Meredith Hartley selected as 2019 Postdoctoral Paper of the Year
- Erika Riederer, a PH2 graduate student was awarded the best poster prize at Gordon Research Conference
- Congratulations to the following CPB graduate students who were awarded a Tartar award for 2019
- Pierre Moenne-Loccoz, PhD & Linda Susan Musil, PhD are promoted to full professor
- Associate Professor to Serve as Member of Drug Discovery and Molecular Pharmacology Study Section