Dr. Lisa Olson has a Ph.D. in human genetics from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a B.S. from Baylor University. At Johns Hopkins, her Ph.D. program included the first two years of medical school. Her teaching includes medical genetics and neuroscience. She is a pre-health advisor and has served on the Academic Review Board, Writing Advisory Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Dr. Olson's main academic interests are physiology and human genetic disorders. She has been published in journals such as Science, Cancer Research,Human Molecular Genetics, and featured on the podcast, Faith Without Fear. Click on the link to access the podcast, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-thinking-about-faith-science/id1479129666?i=1000453148110&fbclid=IwAR3n7zev0-FNJp7hKZ_EJgKn3dp99EtuJ9S1oa9-iTPzLbfmCvkTWY1t0SY
Ph.D. in human genetics and molecular biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003
Graduate certificate in teaching in higher education, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, 2003
B.S. in biology with chemistry minor, Baylor University.
*Grimley S.J., Ko C.M, Morrell H.E.R, Grace F., *Bañuelos M.S., *Bautista B.R, Chavez G.N., *Dalrymple E.R, *Green M., *Gurning J., *Heuerman A.C., *Huerta M., *Marks M., *Ov J., *Overton-Harris P., and Olson L.E. 2018. The need for a neutral speaking period in psychosocial stress testing. Journal of Psychophisiology (in press).
*Ellingwood L., *Espinoza M-A., *Acevedo M., and Olson L.E. 2019. College student drinkers have higher self-compassion scores than nondrinkers. International Journal of Mental and Addiction 17(3), 658-666.
Olson L.E. 2018. Impact of experiential Neuroscience of Meditation course on attitudes toward meditation and science. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 17(1), A59-A66.
Ko C.M., Grace F., *Chavez G.N., *Grimley S.J., *Dalrymple E.R., and Olson L.E. 2018. Effect of seminar on compassion on student self-compassion, mindfulness and well-being: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of American College Health 66(7), 537-545.
*Bañuelos M.S.,*Musleh A., and Olson L.E. 2017. Measuring salivary alpha-amylase in the undergraduate neuroscience laboratory. The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education16(1), A23-A27.
*Freeland M.M., *Angulo J., *Davis A.L., *Flook A.M., *Garcia B.L., *King N.A., *Mangibin S.K., *Paul K.M., *Prosser M.E., *Sata N., Bentley J.L., and Olson L.E. 2012. Sex differences in improved efficacy of doxorubicin chemotherapy in Cbr1+/- mice. Anticancer Drugs 23(6), 584-589.
Olson L.E. and Mohan S. 2011. Bone density phenotypes in mice aneuploid for the Down syndrome critical region. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A 155A (10), 2436-2445.
Olson L.E., Ohlsson C., and Mohan S. 2011. The role of GH/IGF-I-mediated mechanisms in sex differences in cortical bone size in mice. Calcified Tissue International 88 (1), 1-8.
Olson L.E., Roper R.J., *Sengstaken C.L., *Peterson E.A., Aquino V., Galdzicki Z.,Siarey R., Pletnikov M., Moran T.H., and Reeves R.H. 2007. Trisomy for the Down syndrome "critical region" is necessary but not sufficient for brain phenotypes of trisomic mice. Human Molecular Genetics 16 (7), 774-782.
Aldridge K., Reeves R.H., Olson L.E., and Richtsmeier J.T. 2007. Differential effects of trisomy on brain shape and volume in related aneuploid mouse models. American Journal of Medical Genetics 143 (10), 1060-1070.
Hurst T., Olson T.H., Olson L.E., and Appleton C.P. 2006. Cardiac syndrome X and endothelial dysfunction: new concepts in prognosis and treatment. American Journal of Medicine 119 (7), 560-566.
Olson L.E., *Tien J., South S., and Reeves R.H. 2005. Long-range chromosomal engineering is more efficient in vitro than in vivo. Transgenic Research 14 (3), 325-332.
Olson L.E., Richtsmeier J.T., Leszl J., and Reeves R.H. 2004. A chromosome 21 critical region does not cause specific Down syndrome phenotypes. Science 306 (5696), 687-690.
Olson L.E., Roper R.J., Baxter L.L., Carlson E.J., Epstein C.J., and Reeves R.H. 2004. Down syndrome mouse models Ts65Dn, Ts1Cje, and Ms1Cje/Ts65Dn exhibit variable severity of cerebellar phenotypes. Developmental Dynamics 230 (3), 581-589.
Olson L.E., Bedja D., Alvey S.J., Cardounel A.J., Gabrielson K.L., and Reeves R.H. 2003. Protection from doxorubicin-induced cardiac toxicity in mice with a null allele of carbonyl reductase 1 (Cbr1). Cancer Research 63 (20), 6602 - 6606.
Cabin D.E., Olson L.E., and Reeves R.H. 2002. Meeting report: 15(th) International Mouse Genome Conference. Mammalian Genome 13 (5), 229-233.
*denotes undergraduate coauthor
The Trust for the Meditation Process Grant, 2012-2014
Hunsaker Award for Innovative Teaching, University of Redlands, 2013
Outstanding Faculty Research, University of Redlands, 2007
Pardee Foundation Grant, 2005-2008
Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellow, 1998 - 2003
Goldwater National Science and Engineering Scholar, 1996 - 1998
Phi Beta Kappa, 1998 - present
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
Society for Neuroscience
American Society for Human Genetics
National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions
Lisa Olson is a faculty sponsor for College Democrats, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Pre-Health Club and Praxis.