Training Faculty

Faculty in the Program in Chemical Biology at OHSU have a strong interest and expertise in chemistry. Each faculty member also has a different area of biological expertise including steroid/thyroid hormone action, ion channel biology, gene transcription, and GPCR pharmacology. Chemical Biology faculty create novel small molecules and use them to dissect complex biological systems. De­signed molecules are not only uniquely specific probes of proteins, cells and animals, but also represent an initial step in the development of drugs used to treat human disease. Indeed, drug discovery is a viable potential out­come for research in the Program in Chemical Biology.

Kimberly Beatty, PhD                             Carsten Schultz, PhD

Michael Cohen, PhD                               Charles Springer, PhD

Dennis Koop, PhD                                   Francis Valiyaveetil, PhD  

Thomas Scanlan, PhD                             Xiangshu Xiao, PhD       


For questions about the training program in Chemical Biology please contact  Dr. Thomas Scanlan.

Applications for admission are through the umbrella Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences.