Trained at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Heiser began her research career at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before joining the Biomedical Engineering Department and OHSU in 2012. As one of the founding members of the OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine (OCSSB), Dr. Heiser has led efforts to integrative experimental and computational approaches to understand the molecular and phenotypic basis of cancer and normal cells at bulk and single-cell levels. As part of the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS) network, she has catalyzed the development of a dataset and computational strategy to elucidate how microenvironment signals lead to changes transcriptional and proteomic programs, as well as changes in cellular phenotypes.
Dr. Heiser will succeed Dr. Joe Gray, Gordon Moore Endowed Chair and Director of the OCSSB.
OCSSB congratulates Dr. Heiser and thanks Dr. Gray for his four years of service as vice chair.