Vollum Seminars and Events

The Vollum Institute hosts a variety of sponsored seminars on wide ranging topics of interest to the OHSU research community. These include regularly scheduled events during the academic year, such as the Vollum Seminar Series and Friday postdoc/student presentations, as well as special presentations by visiting scientists and faculty candidates.

Mark your calendars...and get ready!

Based on the current state of the pandemic and the governor’s recent easing of mandates, we are planning to restart in-person WIPs (Apr 1st) and seminars (Apr 7th) in Vollum M1441.  A virtual option for viewing seminars will be available (technology permitting), and the host will try to read questions from any on-line participants, but we encourage in person attendance. 
Masks are optional, but anyone more comfortable wearing a mask is, of course, welcome to do so.

Vollum Seminar Series

Vollum Seminar Series

The Vollum Seminar Series runs through the academic year and strives to bring prominent scientists to OHSU to present current research in the general areas of molecular neurobiology, signal transduction and gene regulation.
Learn more about the Vollum Seminar Series

Friday Work-in-Progress Seminar Series

Vollum Friday Work-in-Progress Seminar

The Friday "work-in-progress" seminars occur weekly during the academic year and provide an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to share their current research projects in an interactive and less formal environment. Presenters draw from all the Vollum laboratories as well as a few affiliated labs in other research units. The talks touch on a wide array of scientific interests and approaches.
View the entire 2021–2022 Vollum Friday WiP Seminar Schedule

Herbert Memorial Lecture

Ed Herbert, PhD, at the blackboard in his lab

The Herbert Memorial Lecture is given annually in honor of the Vollum Institutes's founding director, Edward Herbert. Each year, we invite an outstanding scientist to engage in discussion and fellowship with Vollum faculty and students, as well as to give an open talk to the university.
Learn more about the Herbert Memorial Lecture