Dr. Megan Burger


Dr. Burger is an Assistant Professor in the department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, with a joint appointment in Hematology and Oncology. She did her Ph.D. training in T cell immunology in the lab of Dr. Astar Winoto at UC Berkeley and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer immunology in the lab of Dr. Tyler Jacks at MIT. Dr. Burger is passionate about T cells, understanding how they work, and applying this knowledge to the development of better therapies for cancer patients. In her spare time, Megan enjoys getting outside with her husband and twin daughters, doing ballet and yoga, and chatting over a nice glass of wine.

Burger Lab

Hong Gun, PhD, MD

Hong Guo, Ph.D., M.D.
Lab Manager

Hong grew up in China and completed her medical training at Peking University Health Science Center and her PhD degree at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to coming to OHSU, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship and worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota focusing on biomedical science, especially molecular mechanisms, immunology, and translational medicine in cancer as well as metabolic and inflammatory diseases. Scientific research has been an important part of her life and she has a passion for expanding her knowledge in curing diseases. In her free time, she loves baking and traveling.

Madison Harris

Madison Harris, B.S.
Research Assistant 2

Madison is a recent graduate from Oregon State University and chose to go into immunology research because it is something she is very passionate about. She hopes to continue her education by attending medical school in two years. Science has always been a large part of her life and she really enjoys learning new things. In her free time she loves to bake and be with her family and friends.

Peter Matulich

Peter Matulich
Graduate student

Peter Matulich graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in biochemistry. Following graduation, he spent three years at Parse Biosciences, where he focused on developing scRNA-seq methods. Currently, Peter's research interests in the lab revolve around the role of CD4 T cells in cancer immunotherapy and the competition of different antigens in the tumor micro-environment. Outside of the lab, Peter enjoys skiing at Mt. Hood as long as the snow lasts and playing tennis with friends in pleasant weather. He also loves exploring as many restaurants as Portland has to offer; an impossible but delicious task.

Burger Lab Group Photo 2023