Amy Foley, M.Eng. Lab Manager (July 2016 - October 2018)
Amy grew up in Maine and attended the University of Maine, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She then moved to San Francisco to begin her career in biomedical research. She worked for five years at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease studying regenerative therapies for treating cardiovascular disease, as well as elucidating the underlying genetic mechanisms of congenital heart defects. She then obtained a Master’s Degree in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and designed an implantable cardiac device used to strengthen the heart after a heart attack. Amy relocated to Portland to join the Maxson Lab and work on understanding the combinatorial effects of genetic mutations involved in leukemia. We were so blessed to have Amy with us as a lab manager and friend. Amy is now starting the next chapter of her life as a mom!