The Vollum Institute congratulates assistant scientist, Swetha Murthy, Ph.D., one of two recipients of this year's Faculty Excellence and Innovation Awards. This unique award recognizes some of the most promising scientists at OHSU and is made possible by the Silver Family Innovation Foundation. The overall research goal of the Murthy Lab is to define how mechanically activated ion channels detect and respond to physical stimuli, and understand how this response governs mammalian physiology.
In 2018, the OHSU Foundation and the Silver Family Foundation collaborated to create the Silver Family Innovation Fund, designed to catalyze innovation and impact throughout OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The fund provides targeted grants to stimulate bold thinking and novel approaches to challenges in health policy, research, children and family services and other impact areas.