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"

Patrick Kerstein, Ph.D.

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

Dan Miller

NINDS F31 Predoctoral Fellowship: "Mechanism of dystroglycan function at inhibitory synapses"

Be sure to check out the lab's most recent paper — a preprint authored by Patrick.

Gbx2 identifies two amacrine cell subtypes with distinct molecular, morphological, and physiological properties
Patrick C. Kerstein, Joseph Leffler, Benjamin Sivyer, W. Rowland Taylor, Kevin M. Wright
bioRxiv doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.19.104307

Read the paper

Current lab members

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

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

Ruth Frank
Administrative Coordinator
Email: frankru@ohsu.edu
Phone: 503-494-0517

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