Huge congrats to Sarah, who has been awarded an NRSA fellowship!
Sarah made a big field shift when she joined the Maxson lab, quickly picked up new techniques, gathered lots of preliminary data and wrote a beautiful grant in her first 10 months that was funded on first submission!
We are so excited to welcome our first graduate student to the Maxson lab. Breanna has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is currently a Ph.D. student in the Cancer Biology Program at OHSU.
We escaped with time to spare!
The Maxson Lab completed an escape room challenge. It was great to see the team communicate and work so well together.
The Maxson Lab is relocating! Can’t wait to be reunited with our amazing colleagues in the new KCRB building.
It's official! The fabulous Lauren makes the transition from extended lab family to lab nuclear family. Lauren will be completing her physician scientist training project in our lab.
Dr. Maxson receives an ASH Junior Faculty Scholar Award for the team’s work on the role of ASXL1 and SETBP1 mutations in Chronic Neutrophilic Leukemia.
The lab celebrates at Sarah's wedding at the Elysian Ballroom in downtown Portland. Congratulations Dr. Carratt!
Zachary Schonrock joins the Maxson Lab as a research assistant. Zach recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College with a B.A. in Chemistry. We are excited to have him on the team!
Last lab lunch before Amy goes on maternity leave! We will miss you, but we are so excited for the new addition to our lab family.
Congratulations to Amy for her publication in Cellof her previous work at The Gladstone Institute at UCSF in Dr. Deepak Srivastava's Lab studying heart regeneration.
Julia presents the lab's latest research on how CSF3R mutations synergize with mutations in CEBPA and SETBP1 in CNL and AML at the American Society of Hematology Conference in Atlanta.
Sarah Carratt joins the Maxson Lab as a postdoctoral scholar. Sarah recently completed her PhD at UC Davis where she studied pharmacology and toxicology. In the Maxson Lab, she will be applying her pharmacology expertise to develop targeted drug therapies for leukemia.
Amy & Julia attended the FASEB Hematological Malignancies Conference in Vermont and took a dip in the Saxton River to cool off.
Amy even befriended the only other native "Mainer" at the conference, Kira, so they could compete in a lobster shucking contest.
Amy presents her work "CRISPR/Cas9 to Model the Genetic Complexity of CSF3R-Driven Myeloid Malignancies" at The Broad Institute in Boston.
Celebrating our first novel activating mutations. Credit to Amy for the lovely western blot.
Cody emerges victorious after a long battle with a tricky genotyping PCR. Way to go, Cody!
Amy's first CRISPR experiment worked beautifully! She was so excited that she took the gel photo home to put on her fridge. She is slightly less excited about Julia taking her picture while she's trying to set up her PCR.