Megan Reidy, BS, Research Assistant II, – Ms. Reidy has over 12 years of animal handling experience in either a veterinary or research setting. She has experience in cell culture, RNA/DNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, flow cytometry, cytokine analysis, and writing protocols for the lab including IACUC protocols. She is also known for being able to walk on her hands in a handstand position.
Apryl Saunders, MS, Research Assistant II – Ms. Saunders has research experience in cell biology, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and structural biology. She received her Master of Science degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma in 2018. She is currently working towards a Professional Science Masters in Bioinformatics at the University of Maine. LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/achyannes/
Michael Cloyde, Research Assistant I – Mr. Cloyde has over 9 years of experience in science where he has worked as a college professor, and research technician. His experience has ranged from lycopene cancer research, lipid ocular research, plant microbiology, root phenotyping, isolating white blood cells from human blood samples, and human and mouse organoid production, as well as teaching in various subjects in biology and chemistry-related courses. His laboratory skills include PCR, gel electrophoresis, genotyping and phenotyping animal and plant samples, DNA/RNA extractions, plasmid extraction, and chromatography. He also draws and paints in his free time.
Anita Ray, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow – Anita has been researching immune responses in gastrointestinal tumors since 2012. She is interested in transforming immune cells and the tumor environment to improve patient outcomes.