Anna Malakian, Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine


Anna Malakian joins CEDAR as a postdoc researcher after completing a postdoc at Penn State University in Dr. Andrew Zydney's group. Her research focused on in-line virus clearance. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University August 2021. Her research focused on developing patterned membranes to combat fouling in membrane-based purification applications. Anna also was working on synthesizing highly porous materials from high internal phase emulsions as her master’s degree project at New Mexico State University. At CEDAR, Anna will focus on evaluating the efficacity of using biomarkers carried by tumor-derived exosomes and other organelle drive extracellular vesicles. She enjoys yoga, running, developing Montessori activities for her son, and exploring the unique nature of Portland.



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