Max received his BS in pharmacology from UC Santa Barbara. As an undergraduate he worked with Dr. Zach Ma to investigate the role GEFH1 plays in the measles virus infection. His work in the Olson lab focuses on understanding the molecular and signaling pathways through which psychoplastogens produce therapeutic effects.
• Ly C, Shimziu AJ, Vargas MV, Duim WC, Wender PA, Olson DE. Bryostatin 1 Promotes Synaptogenesis and Reduces Dendritic Spine Density in Cortical Cultures through a PKC-Dependent Mechanism. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 2020, 11, 11, 1545–1554.
2020 ARCS Award
2019 Pharmacology T32 Fellowship
2018 NIH Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Fellowship