Melissa Wong, Ph.D.

Graduate program memberships

Program in Mollecular and Cellular Biosciences
Cell and Developmental Biology
Cancer Biology


1987 - B.A., molecular, cellular, developmental biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1994 - Ph.D., molecular cellular pathobiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC


1995-1998 - Postdoctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine
1998-2001 - Instructor, Washington University School of Medicine
2001-2008 - Assistant Professor, OHSU
2008-present - Associate Professor, OHSU
2013-present - Vice Chair, Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Wong Lab

Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson, B.S.
MSTP Graduate Student

Stephen Bowden

Stephen Bowden, M.D.
Surgery Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery

Yuki Chin

Yuki Chin
Research Assistant 2

Education: B.S., psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Scientific interests: I am interested in using our understanding of circulating hybrid cell formation and their properties in the development of diagnostic and clinical tools to identify high-risk patients and improve patient quality of life.

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Nicole Giske

Nicole Giske

Maryam Shahin, M.D.
Resident, Department of Neurological Surgery

Thomas Sutton, M.D.

Thomas Sutton, M.D.
Surgery Resident 

Education: B.S. microbiology and molecular biology, University of Central Florida; M.D., University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Scientific interests: I am a surgical resident interested in the multidisciplinary care of gastrointestinal cancers, including pancreatic and colorectal cancer. I am investigating biomarkers to more accurately monitor how patients are responding to medical and surgical therapies for cancer.  

John Swain

John Swain
Research Associate

Education: Education: B.S. in biology, University of Southern California

Riley Whalen

Riley Whalen
Research Assistant 2

Kendra Madrid

Adria Decker Dismuke

Anne Powell

Trevor Levin

Adnan Z .Rizvi

Paige Davies

Marcus Monroe

Crystal Hessman

Emily Bubbers

Daniel Clayburgh

Eric Anderson

Nicholas Smith

Kerrie Adams

Sophia Bornstein

Elie Traer

Lara Riegler

John Glysteen

Edward El Rasi

Yvette Anderson

Luai Zarour

Ariana Sattler

Michael Parapilly

Brett Walker

Matthew Dietz

Sidharth Sengupta

Tara Henn

Emily Ahadizadeh

Sidharth Sengupta

Ali Gallagher

Michael Parappilly 

Sarah Bumatay

Noelle McPhail

Will Sato

Colin Whitmore

Juliet Chang

Mirenna Scott

Dahlia Maroney

Megan Lonhart