Dr. Roxana Hickey

Lead Data Scientist

Dr. Roxana Hickey is a computational microbial ecologist with broad expertise in microbiology, bioinformatics, genomics, multivariate statistics, and data visualization. Most recently she was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, where she investigated the microbial relationships between humans and the built environment. Before that, she spent nine years researching the vaginal microbiome and women’s health.

Roxana is passionate about science outreach and communication. Her research has been featured on Science Friday and the Period podcast, and she has delivered public webinars, lectures, and workshops to a wide range of audiences.

She received her Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and a B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Idaho. Her dissertation research focused on the diversity and dynamics of the vaginal microbiome throughout a woman’s lifespan.