Our laboratory welcomes Audra Lee to our team of basic and translational scientists in the Keller lab at OHSU. Audra earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from Ball State University before becoming an important contributing scientist to the laboratory of Dr. Robert Wechsler-Reya, a colleague and one of the rising stars in childhood medulloblastoma research. In Rob's lab, Audra was first author on an important study on postnatal neural stem cells of the cerebellum published in Nature Neuroscience. Audra also has vital experience in the biotechnology field having worked at Zen Bio, Inc, in Research Triangle Park, NC. In her free time, Audra is an aspiring author and enjoys exploring the outdoors.
In our laboratory, Audra will work to further develop an exciting in ovo system for discovering drugs that inhibit metastasis which has been developed thus far by means of an Innovation Grant the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.