Lab Personnel

Aneta Worley

Aneta Worley

After graduating with B.S. in Chemistry from Portland State University in 2009, Aneta started working as a TA at the University and taught introduction to Chemistry lab. She also worked as a Research Assistant in a Physical Chemistry Lab of prof. Shankar B. Rananavare. Her project focused on alveolar air-water interface and phase diagrams of membrane lipids with surfactant proteins.

For the next two years, she worked in an Ocular Immunology Lab at OHSU, where her research projects focused on Degenerative Retinopathies and Autoimmune Uveitis.

In January of 2012 she joined the lab of Dr. Marielle Gold and currently works on an Airway model project studying tissue samples and cells derived from human airway and lung samples.

Her projects currently include:

  • Indentifying the airway cells that get infected with Mtb and those that activate innate MAIT cells;
  • Determining how airway DC's (dendritic cells) acquire Mtb antigens.

Please visit Aneta Worley's Portland State Site

Erin Meermeier

Erin Riscoe

After receiving her B.S. in microbiology from Oregon State University in 2010, Erin Meermeier joined OHSU's School of Medicine PhD Program for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (PMCB). She joined the Gold and Lewinsohn Lab in May of 2012 as a graduate student and is working towards her degree in Molecular Microbiology/Immunology.

Her projects currently include:

  • non-classically restricted, pathogen-reactive, human T cell cloning.
  • MR1 (MHC-related protein 1) functionality in the context of an APC's (antigen presenting cell) stress response due to bacterial infection.
  • Monkeypox virus host-pathogen interactions through T cell anergy.

Elyse Allen

Elyse Allen

Elyse graduated from the University of Washington in 2010 with a B.S. in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology, as well as a B.A. in English Language and Literature. She remained in Seattle for four years, working in the field of cellular aging and, later, behavioral neuroscience. Elyse transitioned from Seattle to Portland when she joined the laboratories of Dr. Gold and and Dr. Lewinsohn in 2013. Her work focuses on utilization of a new technology called mass cytometry, and she is currently optimizing the technique for use in several projects.