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.

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.

Vollum WiP talks 2020–2021

The Friday WiP Seminar Series for the 2020–2021 academic year will be presented virtually until further notice. All members of the OHSU community are welcome to attend the talks from 12–1 pm if interested. The second hour is a discussion of return-to-research updates and general Vollum Institute Q&A.
View the 2020–2021 Vollum Friday Seminar Schedule

Virtual Friday WiP Seminar | May 14, 2021

Seminar 12–1 pm | Post-seminar discussion 1–2 pm

The role of Dock1 in PNS myelination — Let’s sort it out
Ryan Doan, Graduate Student, Monk Lab 

Concurrent activation of PKA in D1 and D2 neurons during locomotion
Lei Ma, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Zhong Lab

Webinar link available at Vollum Seminar Videos on O2

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