Magdalena Petryniak, M.D.
Magda Petryniak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University, and a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. She received a B.S. from M.I.T. and her M.D. from Columbia University. She did her internship and residency training in Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis, and her fellowship in Neonatology at UCSF. She is board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine and a practicing neonatalogist at OHSU.
Gregory Potter, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Greg studied BioEngineering at UC Berkeley before obtaining a PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He did postdoctoral work at UCSF studying interneuron and oligodendrocyte differentiation. He is interested in understanding how oligodendrocytes initiate, direct, and maintain axonal myelination, and applying this knowledge to improve treatment of glial-based neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophies.
Personal website: http://www.gregorypotter.com
E-mail: pottergr @ ohsu.edu
Katie Townes McMann, D.O.
Katie is a second year Neonatology fellow. She received her B.S. in Human Development as well as General Science from Oregon State University before attending medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After her doctorate, she completed her pediatric residency training at OHSU. As a physician-scientist, Katie divides her time between the lab and the neonatal intensive care unit.
E-mail: townesmc @ ohsu.edu
Nessy John, Ph.D.
Nessy obtained her B.S. In Microbiology from University of Delhi, India, followed by a master’s degree in biotechnology. She then moved to Switzerland to obtain her Ph.D. from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where she studies the Role of TGF-beta signaling in neural crest progenitor development with Lucas Sommer. Nessy is currently involved in characterization of novel molecules involved in OPC differentiation and myelination.