Vollum Seminars and Events

The Vollum Institute hosts a variety of sponsored seminars on wide ranging topics of interest to the OHSU research community. These include regularly scheduled events during the academic year, such as the Vollum Seminar Series and Friday postdoc/student presentations, as well as special presentations by visiting scientists and faculty candidates.


Vollum Seminar Series

Vollum Seminar SeriesThe Vollum Seminar Series runs through the academic year and strives to bring prominent scientists to OHSU to present current research in the general areas of molecular neurobiology, signal transduction and gene regulation. This series has had many notable contributors from across the country as well as from numerous international research and academic institutions.

Learn more about the Vollum Seminar Series


Friday Seminar Series

Vollum Friday Seminar SeriesThe Friday seminars occur weekly during the academic year and provide an opportunity for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to present their research projects in an interactive and less formal environment. Presenters represent all the Vollum laboratories and hence touch on a wide array of scientific interests and approaches.

— Friday Seminars are held in Vollum M1441 at noon —

June 7, 2019 — Final seminar for the 2018–19 academic year

Altered network function of hilar mossy cells in epilepsy
Cory Butler, Ph.D., Eric Schnell Lab

Investigating the role of REST in human neuronal aging
Abinaya Ravisankar, Gail Mandel Lab

View the entire 2018–2019 Vollum Friday Seminar Schedule


Herbert Memorial Lecture

Annual Herbert Memorial Lecture at the Vollum InstituteThe Herbert Memorial Lecture is given annually in honor of the Vollum's founding director, Edward Herbert. This event is sponsored by Cell Signaling Technology, which is directed by Michael Comb, a former Herbert graduate student. Each year, we invite an outstanding scientist to engage in discussion and fellowship with Vollum faculty and students, as well as to give an open talk to the university.

Learn more about the Herbert Lecture