• Laboratories
  • Barbar
  • Beckman
  • Franco
  • Freitag
  • Gombart
  • Hagen
  • Hendrix
  • Hsu
  • Johnson
  • McFadden
  • Mehl
  • Nyarko
  • Perez
  • Qiu

Barbar Lab

The Barbar lab’s research is focused on the structural biology of the large dynamic molecular machines with primary focus on the dynein motor complex, rabies virus assembly, and transcription factors that bind the hub protein LC8.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Beckman Lab

The Beckman lab works on the role of oxidative stress in ALS and other neurological diseases and discovery of new drugs to treat ALS. We are also inventing new mass spectrometry technology to better understand the basis of disease.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Pam Beilby

Title: Faculty Research Assistant

Phone: 541-737-3169

E-mail: beilbyp@oregonstate.edu

Ed Labut

Title: Faculty Research Assistant

Phone: 541-737-3169

E-mail: ed.labut@oregonstate.edu

Nathan Lopez

Title: Faculty Research Assistant

Phone: 541-737-3169

E-mail: lopezn@oregonstate.edu

Franco Lab

Our research is focused on the role of redox signaling by reactive nitrogen species, especially tyrosine nitration as a cause of pathology in the nervous system. We aim to understand the role of redox signaling in the process of metabolic reprogramming, development, and growth of tumors of the nervous system.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Carrie Marean-Reardon

Title: Manager 2 Research Ops

Phone: 541-737-2071

E-mail: mareanc@oregonstate.edu

Isabelle Logan

Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Phone: 541-737-2071

E-mail: logani@oregonstate.edu

Freitag Lab

The Freitag lab studies the structure of nuclei and chromosomes, using fungi as model organisms. The most recent projects involve studies on gene silencing by histone modifications and expression of promising new natural products from previously silenced gene clusters.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Lanelle Connolly

Title: Senior Faculty Research Assistant I

Phone: 541-737-4399

E-mail: connolll@oregonstate.edu

Mareike Möller

Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Phone: 541-737-4399

E-mail: moellmar@oregonstate.edu

John Ridenour

Title: Post Doctoral Fellow

Phone: 541-737-4399

E-mail: ridenojo@oregonstate.edu

Kristina Smith

Title: Research Associate

Phone: 541-737-4399

E-mail: smitkris@oregonstate.edu

Gombart Lab

The Gombart lab focuses on the regulation of the human antimicrobial peptide gene (CAMP) by vitamin D and plant-derived polyphenols via nuclear receptors. Our goal is to develop therapies to treat conditions like obesity, metabolic syndromes, and infections.

Linus Pauling Institute

Hagen Lab

The Hagen lab seeks to identify the mode of action of two “age-essential” micronutrients, lipoic acid and acetyl-Lcarnitine.

Linus Pauling Institute

Judy Butler

Title: Senior Faculty Research Assistant

Phone: 541-737-9953

E-mail: judy.a.butler@oregonstate.edu

Nick Thomas

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 541-737-4462

E-mail: thomasni@oregonstate.edu

Hendrix Lab

The Hendrix lab studies computational biology, regulatory genomics, machine learning, and bioinformatics.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Hsu Lab

Our laboratory is interested in studying the structural aspects of biomolecular recognition and interactions, especially in protein-nucleic acid complexes. These interactions account for many of the major cell functions such as the induction or repression of gene expression and the packaging of nucleic acids into other superstructures.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Johnson Lab

The Johnson lab is currently focused on protein sensors of intracellular calcium and their function in membrane trafficking. Of particular interest is the protein otoferlin, which is a member of the ferlin family of proteins.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

McFadden Lab

In the McFadden lab, we are investigating how minerals accumulate in biological matrices. Our work puts us in close kinship with those who study other biomineralized systems such as bone, mollusk and echinoderm shells as well as the hardened anatomical features of many invertebrates, including rasping and cutting tools for feeding and stingers for defense.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Mehl Lab

The Mehl Lab uses genetic code expansion to sitespecifically incorporate non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) into proteins to advance the capabilities of biochemical studies and technological development with bio-molecules.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Grace Galles

Title: (Courtesy) Research Assistant

Phone: 541-737-4428

E-mail: gallesg@oregonstate.edu

Subhashis Jana

Title: Research Associate (Postdoc)

Phone: 541-737-4428

E-mail: janasu@oregonstate.edu

Patrick Gleason

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 541-737-4428

E-mail: gleasonp@oregonstate.edu

Bio: Patrick Gleason received his Ph. D. from Arizona State University where he studied protein design with non-canonical amino acids. During his studies, he split his time equally between computational work using the Rosetta protein design software suite (as well as other software) and hands-on lab work. He truly enjoys being able to both design on the computer and then "build" in the lab.

Riley Bednar

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 541-737-4428

E-mail: bednarr@oregonstate.edu

Bio: Riley Bednar recently received his PhD here at OSU, with Dr. Mehl, developing and applying genetic code expansion technologies that enabled them to uncover the phenomena that govern the interaction of immobilized proteins at material interfaces. As a part of Riley's postdoctoral studies, he is continuing to apply genetic code expansion tools to more efficiently design and construct protein bioconjugates with greater precision and complexity using ultrafast bioorthogonal chemistry.

Savanna Avila-Crump

Title: Laboratory Technician

Phone: 541-737-4428

E-mail: avilacrs@oregonstate.edu

Nyarko Lab

The Nyarko lab is engaged in projects whose longterm goal is to understand how the size of an organ is controlled. We use techniques such as NMR, and ITC to explore binding specificites, and provide molecular level insights into the regulation of proteins that promote cell growth.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Perez Lab

The Perez lab’s primary research focus is on the investigation of the role of protein homeostasis in aging as well as studies on investigation the mechanisms by which rapamycin extends health span and longevity.

Linus Pauling Institute

Qiu Lab

The Qiu lab is focused on understanding the mechanics of motor proteins using single-molecule light microscopy.

Agricultural & Life Sciences

Kathy Kwok

Title: Faculty Research Assistant

Phone: 541-737-0917

E-mail: kwoke@oregonstate.edu