Wright Lab

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

Assistant Scientist and Principal Investigator: Kevin Wright

Congratulations to our early career awardees!

Patrick Kerstein, Ph.D.

  • NEI F32 Fellowship: "Gbx2 regulates the development of an atypical amacrine cell"
  • Knights Templar Eye Foundation Career Starter Research Grant: "Transcriptional control of retinal circuit development"
  • Collins Medical Trust Grant: "The role of Robo receptors during visual circuit development"

Dan Miller

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

Andrew Slupe, M.D.,Ph.D.

  • Medical Research Foundation Early Clinical Investigator Grant: "Modeling age-associated susceptibility to cognitive dysfunction following exposure to volatile anesthetics in rodents"

Current lab members

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

Andrew Slupe, M.D., Ph.D.
Visiting Resident
Email: slupe@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 (regular mail)
Dock 4, Vollum Rm. 3425 (express mail)
Portland, OR 97239-3098