|Hometown||Seoul City, South Korea/Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Education||B.S., Biology - The University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Lab||The Rao Lab, Co-mentored by Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa NCI NRSA F31 Fellow|
Awards and HonorsNIH Nanotechnology for Cancer Research (NTCR) T-32 Fellowship Awardee
Research InterestsGlioblastoma Malignancy, Ion Transporter, Cancer Immunology, and Cancer Microenvironment.
- Nguyen H, Ortega MA, Ko M, Marh J, Ward WS. ORC4 surrounds extruded chromatin in female meiosis. J Cell Biochem. 2015 May;116(5):778-86.
- Ortega MA, Ko M, Marh J, Finberg A, Oshiro M, Ward WS. Presence of the Paternal Pronucleus Assists Embryo in Overcoming Cycloheximide Induced Abnormalities in Zygotic Mitosis. J Cell Biochem. 2016 Jan; 9999:1-7.