Meet the Team
Science is for everyone. We foster a lab environment that celebrates diversity, inclusiveness, kindness, and collaboration.
We are always interested in hearing from potential postdocs, trainees and research assistants. Please send through your CV and a message our way! email@example.com
Matt Witkowski, PhD
Hometown: Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia
PhD: University of Melbourne/Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
"He’s in the top-10 Polish-Russian-Burmese-Australian scientists in the world"
- Peter Witkowski, brother.
Professional Research Assistant
Alexis Jenkins, BA
In college, I said I would never work in a lab, and that I hated microscopes. Look at me now!
All I know is: it’s fun to get to know people, learning is a forever process, and it’s never too late to surprise yourself. I am excited to continue all of that here at CU.
PhD Candidate: Rotation
Clarissa Garcia, BS
I am a first-generation nerd with a passion for unraveling cancer’s complexity. My interest in studying cancer sprouted from personal experience in caring for my close relatives afflicted with cancer and transformed into a passion to expand our knowledge of devastating diseases.
Pediatric Oncologist (Eric Kohler Laboratory)
Kaylyn Utley, MD
A celebrity amongst pediatric oncology fellows in Colorado, Kaylyn has a keen interest in improving cell therapy for children with refractory cancers. She wants the children she cares for to spend less time in the hospital and more time playing X-box and flossing or whatever the kids are doing now.
I am studying biology and music performance at Colorado Christian University with future plans to attend an MD/PhD program. My mother, brother, and I were diagnosed with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome in 2014, a rare cancer disposition that is characterized by a germline mutation in TP53, the “guardian of the genome.” I have a passion for research, playing the flute, Spanish, and all things TP53.
Senior Professional Research Assistant
Megan Miller-Awe, MS
I have a multidisciplinary background in wildlife biology, veterinary sciences, pathology, public health, and medicine, with one unifying passion: blood.