Dr. Allison D. Fryer, PhD
Dr. Fryer is a principal investigator and the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at OHSU. She received her PhD in pharmacology from the University of London and completed a post-doc at UCSF before joining faculty at Johns Hopkins University. She has been with OHSU since 2003.
Dr. David B. Jacoby, MD
Dr. Jacoby is a principal investigator, head of the OHSU MD/PhD program and Chair of the Department of Medicine. He received his MD from New York Medical College and completed pulmonary fellowship at UCSF. He joined OHSU in 2003. Biography
Dr. Jane Nie, MD, PhD
Dr. Nie is a principal investigator who received her M.D. and PhD from Beijing Medical University (now Peking University Health Science Center) and completed a post-doc at University of Pennsylvania. She has been with OHSU since 2004. Her research interests include obesity related asthma, virus-induced asthma and the role of eosinophils in asthma.
Dr. Matthew G. Drake, MD
Dr. Drake is a principal investigator. His current research interests include airway innervation, Toll-like receptor signaling and the role of eosinophils in asthma.
Dr. Brenda Marsh, MD, PhD
Dr. Marsh is an Assistant Professor and a graduate of OHSU’s MD/PhD program and the Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. Her research interests include the role of TRPA1 signaling in the airways.
Dr. Becky Proskocil, PhD
Dr. Proskocil has been a member of the Jacoby-Fryer research team for 15 years. Her research interests include the role of macrophages in organophosphorus pesticide-induced airway hyperreactivity.
Katherine Lebold, MS, PhD
Katie is an MD/PhD student who recently completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering. She researches how maternal asthma reprograms airway nerve and immune responses in developing offspring that contribute to asthma pathogenesis later in life. Her research interests include developmental origins of asthma, maternal factors that affect offspring airway nerve development, and effects of postnatal airway inflammation of nerve maturation. Previously, she received a Masters Degree in Nutrition from Oregon State University in Nutrition.
Lauren Hales Beck, BS
Lauren is a Research Assistant II with a BS from Oregon State University in Microbiology. After graduating, she was glad to be beck from the Portland Metro Area. She originally hales from Clackamas, Oregon and enjoys a jig of Ballroom Dancing.
Emily Blum, BS
Emily is a Research Associate and the lab manager. Her research focuses upon airway innervation utilizing fluorescent microscopy. Outside of the lab, Emily can be found riding her bike someplace or baking cookies to fight lab hunger. (Photo credit: Dr. Nie)
Alexandra (Ali) Pincus
Ali is an MD/PhD candidate working on her PhD in neuroscience. Her research interests include airway nerve connectivity and function and the influence of immunological insults on airway reactivity. She graduated from Scripps College with a degree in Biology.
Gina is an MD/PhD student beginning her PhD in the physiology and pharmacology program. Her research interests include investigating models of asthma and airway hyperactivity. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in biomedical engineering. As a native Midwesterner, she enjoys exploring her new surroundings in the Pacific Northwest.
Jeff is an MD student completing a Masters in Clinical Research. His research interests include the role of airway mucins in anti-viral immunity. In his spare time, Jeff can be found biking around the west hills or trying to perfect his new hobby of bread-making.
Former Lab Members
- Laleh Golkar (1996-1999), Johns Hopkins undergraduate, MD 2003 from Cornell University
- Jasmine Gargag (2013-2015), Berkley undergraduate, MD from Stanford University in progress
- Lydia McClaran (2013-2014), Oregon State University undergraduate, Physicians Assistant from University of Idaho
- Chloe Villagomez (2013-2015), Oregon State University undergraduate, Research Associate at Celgene, Seattle
- Claire Shapiro (2018), Lewis and Clark College, Bachelor’s degree in progress