Amy Foley, M.Eng.
Cody is a native Oregonian! Cody graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. As an undergraduate, Cody studied the function of P53 in breast cancer. Cody collaborated with us on projects relating to leukemia formation and progression, and we will always consider him a part of our “lab family." Cody's positive energy and enthusiasm for research made him a joy to work with. We miss having Cody in lab, but are incredibly proud to support him in his new career path. Cody is now an oncology nurse at OHSU!
Research Assistant 2
Rowan graduated from Cornell University in 2018. He couldn't decide what part of science he was interested in during undergrad so he majored in Biological Engineering. Afterwards he worked for a year in the lab of Professor Ilana Brito studying the microbiome. Rowan is originally from Seattle and is greatly enjoying being back in the Pacific NW. He enjoys working to make data analysis easier for everyone involved, and is interested in dimensionality reduction in biological data and providing quantitative measurements of population level dynamics in cells, viruses, and even genes and proteins. After leaving the Maxson lab, Rowan went on to pursue his Ph.D. at OHSU.
Senior Research Assistant
Originally from Salt Lake City, Zachary received his B.A. in Chemistry from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. His senior thesis looked at the effect that environmental factors such as light and natural organic matter influenced the stability of protein-capped gold nanoparticles. Prior to his thesis, he worked in a biochemistry lab at Lewis & Clark isolating the structure of spider venom components, and did medicinal chemistry research at the University of Utah, studying the post-translational modification mechanisms of cyanobactins and fungi. After leaving the Maxson lab, Zach moved to Seattle to pursue his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Washington.