Professional Staff

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Eric Huang - research scientist

Eric's focus is on targeted proteomics and works to develop highly robust, selective and sensitive quantification methods. Prior to joining UW Genome Science, Eric worked as a Triple Quadruple MS Product Specialist at Thermo Fisher supporting customers with a wide range of tasks, from doping in sports to hardware troubleshooting. Before endeavoring into proteomics, Eric worked in bioprocess development, and briefly and unsuccessfully attempted to be a farmer.


Gennifer Merrihew - research scientist, lab manager

Gennifer started at the MacCoss lab when it was just beginning--she was, in fact, Dr. MacCoss's first employee. Since then she has worked on a multitude of projects covering several areas of biological interest. Her current work focuses on Alzheimer's disease research in both humans and mice. 

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Jea Park - research scientist

Bio coming soon.


Julia Robbins - research scientist

Julia attended the University of Washington, graduating in 2018 with a BS in Biology. Under the tutelage of her many professors, Julia obtained an approximate knowledge of many biological concepts and an acute knowledge of approximately none (except perhaps invertebrate zoology). She began working in the MacCoss lab in January 2018, and her current focus is Alzheimer's Disease research in mice models and humans. Along with the freelance graphic design and scientific illustration she does on the side, she also designed and maintains the MacCoss lab website. 


Richard Johnson - research scientist

Rich is a sciurid rodent and is related to ground squirrels and prairie dogs.  After spending the summer eating a mostly vegetarian diet, he hibernates the rest of the year.  When alarmed by predators, such as golden eagles, Rich will whistle loudly before popping back inside his hole.  He enjoys gnawing salty wrist straps off of trekking poles that hikers have carelessly set aside during rest breaks.