According to the co-authored paper published by ARCS scholar Daniel Elson, despite new cancer therapeutics that are discovered at a rapid pace, lack of effective means of delivery thwart many promising therapeutics. Cancer treatment is often accompanied by unacceptable side-effects such as that seen in chemotherapy. These adverse effects result... Read more
Six OHSU scholars welcomed ARCS members into their labs on March 5, 2019. Members witnessed a glimpse of science in action at three labs on Marquam Hill and three labs at the new Knight Cancer Research Building in South Waterfront Campus. Following the lab tours, some members gathered for a no-host... Read more
Sue McGrath, Co-President for the Oregon ARCS Chapter, was awarded the Lifetime Trustee Award by the Oregon State University Foundation. Sue is President of Vision Capital Management, a firm she co-founded with her daughter, Marina Johnson. Using her finance passion, Sue served as an OSU Foundation Trustee from 1997 to... Read more
Six ARCS members had reserved seating up front when Susan Cooper defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Oregon. Susan, in the department of chemistry, is the first ARCS Oregon scholar to defend at UO. Susan thanked ARCS for our support, and her scholar award donor, late member Jill Josselyn.... Read more
Those who attended the Scholar Awards Luncheon on October 30, 2018, listened to a panel of ARCS scholar alums discuss "Science Up Close and Personal." During the panel discussion the audience had the opportunity to ask targeted questions to the panel members through an app called SocialQA. Due to time... Read more
The audience was spell-bound and eager to ask questions through the social media app (SocialQA) as three scientists, who benefitted from ARCS Oregon scholar awards, talked about their diverse areas of research at the "Recognizing Genius" luncheon on October 30th. The panelists shared common struggles of the long path to... Read more
ARCS Foundation Oregon established the University Matched Endowment program with OHSU, OSU and UO in 2015. By establishing a UME the donor can leave a legacy by giving a gift that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Oregon scholars forever. On October 30, 2018, three new UMEs were announced at the... Read more
Dan Miller’s first interest in neuroscience came in high school after he read a book about theories of consciousness by a prominent neuropsychologist. “I was fascinated that there were so many different psychological, neural, and philosophical approaches for explaining how the brain works, and was particularly drawn to theories that... Read more
Taylor Mighell, NGP Graduate Student, Presented with C.W. Cotterman Award
Taylor Mighell, NGP graduate student in Brian O'Roak's lab, was presented with C.W. Cotterman Award at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October. His donors are Susan and George Swindells.
Nate Yoder's Paper Published in Nature, International Journal of Science
Congratulations to NGP student, Nate Yoder on his new paper in Nature! For the first time, researchers in the Vollum Institute have determined the atomic structure of an acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) in a resting state at high pH. His donor is the Bechen Family Foundation.
Elizabeth Holzenthal Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to OSU College of Engineering, ARCS scholar Elizabeth Holzenthal, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, coastal and ocean engineering. Elizabeth was recently named a recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship, (GRFP). Elizabeth, a first year scholar, is working on a project aimed at contributing to the development of a new generation of natural hazard engineering. Her donors are Diane and Dick Alexander.
Kevin Watanabe-Smith Wins Statewide 3MT Competition
ARCS Scholar Kevin Watanabe-Smith, who studies cancer biology in Dr. Brian Druker's lab, took first place at the state's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Kevin was sponsored by the Allan Price Memorial ARCS Award.
ARCS Scholar Danielle Robinson Awarded 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science
Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, is one of four fellows selected worldwide to receive the Mozilla Fellowship for Science.
Her donors are Ellen and Mark Richardson.