John Adelman

“The essence of science is its universality. Our scientific literature is a compendium of what we human beings know as defined by universally accepted principles. This body of work, the most important accomplishment of mankind, is alive, growing through the communal efforts of all people. It is strengthened by inclusion and weakened by excusion of even a single human mind, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, culture or religion. Our knowledge is the thread that unites us all and defies prejudice. ‘The Science Bridge’ is an embodiment of these principles, drawing on the best of our nature and proactively inspiring collaboration, and with it mutual understanding, across all boundaries.”

John Adelman received a BS and MS from the University of Connecticut. After one year at Yale University, he joined Genentech to work with Peter Seeburg. Together, they cloned several neuropeptide prohormones including prepro GnRH. John received his PhD in microbiology and immunology with Ed Herbert at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). He is a Professor in the Vollum Institute at OHSU and holds several joint appointments as Research Professor. For the past 20 years, his laboratory has been investigating the structural and functional roles of K+ channels in central neurons, and has also revealed the role Shaker K+ channels in normal neurotransmission, synaptic plasticity, and learning.