Frank Lab

Vollum Fellow, Research Assistant Professor: James Frank

The Frank lab develops light-sensitive small molecule probes to manipulate neurons with increased spatiotemporal precision. In particular, we focus on developing photo-switchable and photo-caged ligands which permit remote control over cannabinoid receptor (CBR) activity.

Frank Lab gathers for a group photo

Members of James Frank's lab gather at OHSU’s most recognizable landmark

Left to right: Sam Freeman, James Frank, Xander Viray, Janelle Tobias, Gabriela Rajic

Current lab members

Sam Freeman
Research Volunteer

Gabriela Rajic
Research Assistant 2

Janelle Tobias
Graduate Student

Xander Viray
Research Assistant 2

Contact information

Lab phone number


Lab location

Vollum Room 4427 (south) 

Faculty support

Teresa Newton
Grants/Contracts Coordinator
Phone: 503-494-5458

Mailing address

James Frank Lab
Vollum Institute, OHSU
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Mail code L474 (regular mail)
Dock 4, Vollum Rm. 4427 (express mail)
Portland, OR 97239-3098