Wright Lab

Innervation of the skin by somatosensory neuron axons (image courtesy Matt Pomaville)

Scientist and Principal Investigator: Kevin Wright

Congratulations to our early career awardees!

Alejandra Fernandez, Ph.D.

NINDS K01 Postdoctoral Career Development Award: "The role of Pten on primary sensory neuron development"

Jennifer Jahncke

NINDS F31 Predoctoral Fellowship: "Dystroglycan regulates cerebellar synapse function"

Patrick Kerstein, Ph.D.

NEI F32 Fellowship: "Gbx2 regulates the development of an atypical amacrine cell"

Congratulations to Yessica Santana Agreda!

Yessica was named as one of the SfN Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellows for 2021–23. She is a doctoral student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and a Wright Lab trainee.

Check out the lab's first journal cover

Congrats to Matt for a great image on the cover of Current Protocols showing the receptive field and follicle innervating end organs of an isolated follicle innervating an Aδ-LTMR sensory neuron. Learn more about the protocol:

Immunohistochemical and Genetic Labeling of Hairy and Glabrous Skin Innervation
Pomaville MB, Wright KM. Current Protocols 2021 May;1(5):e121

And the lab's recent preprint

Current lab members

Teva Bracha
Graduate Student
Email: bracha@ohsu.edu

Marissa Co, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (joint fellowship with O'Roak Lab)
Email: com@ohsu.edu

Alejandra Fernandez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: fernanal@ohsu.edu

Jennifer Jahncke 
Graduate Student
Email: jahncke@ohsu.edu

Nina Luong
Research Assistant 2
(OHSU NPBI Scholar)
Email: luongn@ohsu.edu

Patrick Kerstein, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Email: kerstein@ohsu.edu

Daniel Miller
Graduate Student
Email: milleda@ohsu.edu

Matthew Pomaville
Graduate Student
Email: pomavill@ohsu.edu

Contact information

Lab phone number


Lab location

Vollum Room 3425

Faculty support

Teresa Newton
Grants/Contracts Coordinator
Email: newtont@ohsu.edu
Phone: 503-494-5458

Mailing address

Kevin Wright Lab
Vollum Institute, OHSU
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Mail code L474
Portland, OR 97239-3098

Shipping address

Kevin Wright Lab
Vollum Institute, OHSU
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Dock 4, Vollum Rm. 3425
Portland, OR 97239-3098

Vollum Institute

Tall brick building with pointed glass top with a square with picnic tables in front
3232 SW Research Drive
Portland, Oregon 97239