Chemical Biology and Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CBP-SURP)

The second annual Chemical Biology and Physiology Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CBP-SURP) was a success! Undergraduate students from various universities participated in an 8-week summer program designed to provide undergraduates research opportunities at the interface of chemistry, biology and physiology in the health sciences.

 CRP_SURP students
From left to right:
Wesley Kao, Alyssa Bonillas, Madeline Otto, Emma Lederer, Jordan Hiblar, Joanne Tran

Now recruiting postdoctoral researchers

OHSU is now recruiting for interdisciplinary biomedical postdoctoral researchers through the Dean's Research Scholar Program (DRSP). The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology is a participating department in the DRSP and welcomes applicants interested in interdisciplinary research involving chemical biology and/or pharmacology. The application deadline is November 25, 2018. For details on the program and application requirements click here.


Carsten Schultz is inaugural recipient of Helen Jo Whitsell Dean's Leadership Professorship


Carsten Schultz, Ph.D., professor and chair of physiology and pharmacology, School of Medicine, was appointed April 16 as the inaugural recipient of Helen Jo Whitsell Dean's Leadership Professorship. School of Medicine Dean Sharon Anderson, M.D. and Provost Elena Andresen, Ph.D., presided over an investiture attended by Schultz, Bill and Helen Jo Whitsell and members of the OHSU Foundation.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Kelly receives 2018 BIP award


Martin Kelly, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, is one of three recipients of the 2018 Biomedical Innovation Program Drug Discovery awards for his research project Novel Alzheimer's Disease Drugs and their TargetRead more.

Highlighted Publication

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Estrogenic-dependent glutamatergic neurotransmission from kisspeptin neurons governs feeding circuits in females

Hypothalamic kisspeptin neurons are essential for sexual development (puberty) and reproduction and may also be involved in other vital functions like feeding. Read more.

Dr. Xiao receives Murdock grant

Dr. Xiangshu Xiao, Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, and his team were recently awarded a new grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust to develop a new therapy for drug-resistant ovarian cancer. Read more.