2013 Summer OCTRI Students

In addition to the Oregon Students Learn and Experience Research (OSLER)  TL1 program funded by the National Institutes of Health, OCTRI provides direct funding to pre-doctoral medical, dental, graduate nursing, basic science bioengineering, and pharmacy student to pursue research over the summer.  Students interested in receiving funding for summer research should apply for the OSLER awards.

Learn more about the OSLER program.

2013 Summer OCTRI Student Awards:

Jason Flamiatos, School of Medicine, MD/MPH Program

  • Mentor: Lynn M. Marshall, ScD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
  • Research Project: Knee symptoms among Oregon children and adolescents

Keneth Gilbert, School of Dentistry, DMD Program

  • Mentor: Tom Maier, PhD, Assistant Professor of Integrative Biosciences and Oral Pathology and Radiology
  • Research Project: Biofilm formation gene knockouts and Mutans Streptococci genetic strains isolated from carious Lesions

Benjamin Houser, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor: Laszlo Kiraly, MD, Surgical Critical Care
  • Research Project: Platelet function and outcomes in severely injured trauma patients in the presence and absence of concurrent anti-platelet therapy

Jeremiah Knapp, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor: Ines Pia Koerner, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Research Project: Molecular mechanisms of microglia-mediated delayed neuronal death after cardiac arrest

Diana Tobler, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor: Paul Spellman, MD, Associate Professor, Molecular and Medical Genetics
  • Research Project: Investigation of combination therapy of the Aurora kinase Inhibitor GSK1070916 and Docetaxel in a triple negative nreast cancer murine xenograft model

Nicholas Vigo, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor: Izhak Shafran, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Project: Speech motor pathology in Parkinson's disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the effects of electrode probe placement in DBS-GPi Using a novel automated and comprehensive speech analysis approach in a clinical setting

Kate Watson, School of Medicine, MD Program

  • Mentor: Martin Schreiber, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery
  • Research Project: Optimization of lyophilized plasma for use in combat casualties