University of Portland

Amelia (Ami) J. Ahern-Rindell

Amelia (Ami) J. Ahern-Rindell

Background Narrative

Dr. Amelia Ahern-Rindell received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington State University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. From 1988-1991 she was a National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California in San Diego researching Lysosomal Storage Disorders. She started teaching in 1992 at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah and in 1997 joined the University of Portland Faculty as an Associate Professor in Biology. She received tenure in 2001, served as Assistant Chair for a year and then as Chair from 2002-2005. At the University of Portland Dr. Ahern-Rindell teaches courses in Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Evolution. She also continues to pursue basic and applied research on Lysosomal Storage Disorders and welcomes undergraduates as research collaborators in her Laboratory. In addition, she is the Graduate School Advisor and Assessment Director for the Biology Department. Dr. Ahern-Rindell has an Affiliate Appointment with the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and is a Center Scientist at the OHSU Heart Research Center. Dr. Ahern-Rindell also conducts scholarship in the areas of Ethics, Assessment, and Undergraduate Research. She has been a CUR Biology Councilor (Council on Undergraduate Research) and the University of Portland’s CUR Liaison since 2003. She currently serves on the CUR Executive Board as Secretary and is the Book Review Editor for the CUR Quarterly. Dr. Ahern-Rindell is a member of numerous national scientific societies including the American Society of Human Genetics, The Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease, and Sigma Xi an Honor Society for scientists and engineers. She serves as Vice-President on the Executive Board of the Sigma Xi Columbia-Willamette Chapter and as the Chapter’s National Delegate.

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State Univ
  • Master of Science, Washington St Univ
  • Bachelor of Science, Univ Illinois Urbana*
Professional Affiliations

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