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Paper by Graduate Student Taylor Mighell Selected for Cotterman Award

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018

Taylor Mighell, neuroscience graduate student, OHSU School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2018 Cotterman Award for his paper entitled, "A Saturation Mutagenesis Approach to Understanding PTEN Lipid Phosphatase Activity and Genotype-Phenotype Relationships," published in The American Journal of Human Genetics.

The C.W. Cotterman Awards honor two AJHG papers each year that best represent outstanding scientific contributions to the field of human genetics. Recipients receive $1,000 and a plaque.

Mighell, mentored by Brian O'Roak, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular and medical genetics, OHSU School of Medicine, will receive the award at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October. 

Mighell's research focus is the development of massively parallel experimental paradigms to understand the effects of mutations involved in neurological disorders.