Thomas S. Scanlan, PhD


Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology

Director, Program in Chemical Biology

Primary Affiliation

SOM-Physiology & Pharmacology Department

Program Affiliation

Physiology & Pharmacology
Chemical Biology

Background & Education

Ph.D. 1989, Stanford University

B.S. 1984, University of Oregon


Current research in the Scanlan Lab is focused on understanding thyroid hormone action at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level to facilitate the development of novel thyroid hormone based therapeutic agents.  Thyroid hormone regulates important processes in the central nervous system and periphery, and development of tissue-selective thyroid hormone agonists and antagonists as both research tools and therapeutic agents is an active component of the lab's research.  The lab also investigates the chemistry and biology activity of novel thyroid hormone metabolites in an effort to use these endogenous iodine-containing compounds as therapeutic or diagnostic agents.

Scanlan lab

Meet the Lab

Scanlan lab

Contact Information

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Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Oregon Health & Science University - L334
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, OR  97239
Phone: (503) 494-9292
Fax: (503) 494-4352