Education

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine

Exp. 2021

Portland State University, Bachelor of Science, Science

2015

University of Washington, Master of Arts, English

2009

Thesis advisor: Joseph Butwin, Ph.D.

University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts, English

2008

Cum Laude, Distinction in Creative Writing

Research experience

Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment

2016 - Current

Advisor: Charles Cobbs, M.D.

Study: Assessing the efficacy of low energy radiation in knocking down glioblastoma EGFR pathways and studying the association between cytomegalovirus infection and glioblastoma progression.

Techniques: ELISA, qRT-PCR, Western blot.

Publications

Research investigations

Ulasov IV, Foster H, Butters M, Yoon JG, Ozawa T, Nicolaides T, Figueroa X, Hothi P, Prados M, Butters J, Cobbs C. Precision knockdown of EGFR gene expression using radio frequency electromagnetic energy. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 2017;133(2):257-264. doi:10.1007/s11060-017-2440-x. PMID: 28434113.

Reviews & book chapters

Foster H, Cobbs CS. Viruses and glioblastoma: affliction or opportunity? In: Robertson E, editor. Microbiome and Cancer. Current Cancer Research. New York: Springer. Forthcoming 2018.

Foster H, Ulasov IV, Cobbs CS. Human cytomegalovirus-mediated immunomodulation: effects on glioblastoma progression. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Reviews on Cancer. 2017;1868(1):273-276. doi:10.1016/j.bbcan.2017.05.006. PMID: 28554666.

Honors & awards

Medical Student Scholar in Neuroscience, UCCOM

2017 - Present

Four-year longitudinal scholarship program in the field of neuroscience.

NRHH Academic Achievement Award, Portland State University

2015

President’s List (2x), Portland Community College

2014

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, University of Washington

2007 – 2009

Certificate of High Scholarship, University of Washington

2007

Dean’s List (5x), University of Washington

2007 - 2009

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Bellevue College

2004 - 2006