Mackenzie joined the Microscopy team at the Allen Institute for Cell Science in the Spring of 2019. She is involved with the cardiomyocyte pipeline and automated tissue culture platform, assisting the team in producing high resolution images of cells.
Mackenzie earned a bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington During her time at the University of Washington, Mackenzie participated in research with Dr. C. Dirk Keene’s neuropathology lab studying Alzheimer’s Disease and Dr. Clemens Cabernard’s lab studying the role of sodium/hydrogen antiporters in asymmetrical cell division. She has participated in further research at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Bioengineering under the mentorship of Dr. Adam Engler, and at the Infectious Disease Research Institute in the Tuberculosis Drug Discovery Group. Mackenzie is passionate about cell biology, participating in research that is accessible to all, and using science to better the lives of individuals.