Meet the 2019-2020 Officers
President: Thierno Madjou Bah
Vice-President: Alison Weiss
Treasurer: Chi Ngai Chan
Secretary: Casey Hoffman
Social Officer: Tara Chowdhury
Communication Officer: Cristina Espinosa-Diez
Career Development Officer: Chris Kocur
Research in Progress Officer: Robert Hermosillo
VA Portland Health Care System
& Perioperative Medicine
I am originally from Guinea (Conakry, West Africa) and received my Ph.D. degree in 2011 from the University of Montreal in Biomedical Sciences. My research interest at OHSU is investigating how sleep disruption after traumatic brain injury may impair glymphatic function and promote neurodegeneration. I have been at OHSU since April 2016. In my spare time, I like to shop and spend time with my family. My favorite book is Le monde de Sophie.
and Cancer Biology
Richard Jones Hall
I arrived to OHSU almost two years ago. I come from Spain where I did my Ph.D. in antioxidant responses in cardiovascular diseases. At OHSU, I am playing with microRNAs in tumor angiogenesis (aka tumor microenvironment). My day begins after the third coffee, so I am an evening person. I joined OPDA because I love to be involved and I wanted to do more for international postdocs like me. I love to do qPCR. When I plate it, it is just relaxing and it is like having a perfect music concert in my head. My favorite place around here is Powell´s. Books and coffee, what else do you need? I love traveling - that is how I discover the amazing Northwest.
Cristina also serves as the International Employee Resource Group Liaison for the OPDA.
Photo and biography coming soon...