Faculty & Staff bios

Nicolette O. Rosendahl,

NMM/OMM Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest

E-Mail: no'donnell@westernu.edu

Phone: 541-259-0241


Oregon State University, 2009 Honors B.S. Chemistry

Professional Experience

After I graduated from Oregon State University, I worked as a molecular biologist for David Dawson research lab at Oregon Health and Science University. The main focus was  studying high-resolution electrophysiological measurements of CFTR’s channel properties with chemical modification strategies designed to reveal the parts of the CFTR molecule that are most important for vital functioning. This information was used to refine atomic-scale models for the protein. The goal was to understand the molecular basis for the conduction and gating properties of channels and their function in an integrated setting.

Teaching Experience

I have had the opportunity to teach several different subjects in my academic career including as a WesternU OMM/NMM Teaching Assistant, OSU Honors Chemistry Teaching Assistant, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Teaching Assistant in Chemistry and Thunderbird Dance Camp Assistant Instructor. All of these opportunities have helped me grow as an educator and learn my own way to connect with students. Much like what I will do as a physician, I have learned it is important build a strong educational foundation before you can focus on the details. I have had the pleasure of teaching the students during the spring term and now fall. Both terms have provided many rewarding experiences and helping during the Expanding Osteopathic Cranial Course has been the highlight for my fellowship so far.

Research Grant

  1. Authored: Norimatsu Y., Ivetac A., Alexander C., O’Donnell N., Frye L., Sansom M.S., Dawson D.C. Locating a Plausible Binding Site for an Open-Channel Blocker, GlyH-101, in the Pore of the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator. Molecular Pharmacology. 2012 Dec; 82(6):1042-55.
  2. Authored: Liu X., O’Donnell N., Landstrom A., Skach W.R., Dawson D.C. Thermal instability of deltaF508 cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) channel function: protection by single suppressor mutations and inhibiting channel activity. Biochemistry. 2012 Jun 26; 51(25):5113-24.
  3. Authored: Norimatsu Y., Ivetac A., Alexander C., Kirkham J., O’Donnell N., Dawson D.C., Sansom M.S. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator: a molecular model defines the architecture of the anion conduction path and locates a “bottleneck” in the pore. Biochemistry. 2012 Mar 20; 51(11):2199-212


Willis Women’s Scholarship Provided by B.E. Willis, DO and the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation, 2014