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Team

  • Matt Biery

    Matt Biery

    Scientist

    Matt earned a B.S. in biology at the University of Oregon and an M.S. in molecular biology at San Diego State University. He is excited to work on generating treatment naïve models for DIPG and other pediatric brain tumors and identifying promising targets and therapies.

  • Michael Meechan, BS

    Michael Meechan, BS

    Scientist

    Michael earned a B.S. in chemistry and minor in music at the University of Washington. He is passionate about preclinical translational research and leads the lab's in vivo studies. Michael investigates novel therapies in patient-derived tumor models of life-threatening pediatric central nervous system tumors with the hope of best informing future clinical trials.

  • Carrie H. Myers

    Carrie H. Myers

    Scientist

    Carrie earned a B.S. in biochemistry at Purdue University. She has a passion for cancer research, focusing on areas ranging from intraoperative, fluorescence-guided imaging for tumor resection to T cell immunotherapy and pediatric brain tumor model development.

  • Sophie Tahiri

    Sophie Tahiri

    Graduate Student (PhD Candidate)

    Sophie earned a B.A. with honors in neurobiology at New College of Florida, a MSc with Distinction in Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research at Brunel University London and is earning a PhD in Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease at University of Washington. She focuses on CAR T cell therapy for brain tumors.

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