Research Laboratories


Pediatric research laboratories are located in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) and the new Biomedical Research Building (BRB).

We encourage everyone interested in research to explore this page. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the exciting research that takes place in our labs and to participate in the discoveries that will shape pediatric care in the future.

Advancing Research in Pediatric Pain (ARPP) Lab

Anna Wilson

The ARPP Lab conducts research aimed at preventing the development of chronic pain and mitigating symptoms and impairment caused by pain for children and their families.

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Stephen Back Lab

Back, Stephen


The Back Lab focuses on the development of novel strategies to promote regeneration and repair of injury to the developing brain.

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Paul Barnes Lab

Paul Barnes

The Barnes Lab focuses on the fundamental cellular mechanisms that control the development of the cerebral cortex prior to and following birth.

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Bill Chang Lab

Bill Chang


The Chang Lab focuses on developing novel targets for therapies in pediatric leukemias.

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Monika Davare Lab

Monika Davare

The Devare Lab aims to discover cell intrinsic pathways that promoteoncogenesis and malignant progression of tumors, with a special interest inrare but aggressive pediatric and adult cancer types like sarcoma, glioblastoma and medulloblastoma.

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Markus Grompe Lab

Markus Grompe


The Grompe Lab focuses on development of novel treatments for gene transfer and cell therapy; specifically looking at metabolic liver diseases and the DNA repair disease Fanconi Anemia.

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Christina Lancioni Lab


The Lancioni laboratory studies infant immune responses to the pathogen that causes Tuberculosis disease, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).

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Jae Lee Lab

Jae Lee

The Jae Lee Lab's goal is to understand the transcriptional regulatory network in metabolism.

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Soo Lee Lab

Soo Lee


The Soo Lee Lab's goal is to develop a comprehensive map of the complex gene regulatory networks that direct cell-fate specification and assembly of neuro-circuits.

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Deborah Lewinsohn Lab

Debbie Lewinsohn

The Lewinsohn Lab focuses on the immunology of childhood tuberculosis.

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Daniel Marks Lab

Daniel Marks

The Marks' Lab focuses on the mechanisms whereby circulating cytokines activate the central melanocortin system.

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Mike Powers Lab

Mike Powers

The Powers' lab uses a mouse model of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) to investigate the balance between angiogenic cytokines and pro-apoptotic factors in retinal neovascularization.

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Ron Rosenfeld Lab

Ron Rosenfeld

The Rosenfeld Lab has a long-standing interest in growth failure resulting from defects in IGF-I production and action.

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Stress, Cognition, Affect and Neuroimaging (SCAN) Lab

Scan Lab at OHSU

The SCAN Lab is interested in understanding the development of cognitive and affective brain processes and how these processes are affected by stressful events.

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Katharine Zuckerman's Lab

Katharine Zuckerman, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Zuckerman's research group focuses on health care quality and health care disparities for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.