Motivated and collaborative neuroscience PhD enthusiastic about applying existing skills and acquiring new techniques towards the understanding and treatment of neurological diseases
Mentor: Zhaolan (Joe) Zhou, Ph.D.
Mentor: Kenneth H. Fischbeck, M.D.
Mentor: Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen, Ph.D.
Co-Leader, Penn Gender Equity Group; University of Pennsylvania, August 2018 – present
Co-Director & Professional Development Chair, Graduate-Led Initiatives and Activities (GLIA); University of Pennsylvania, May 2016 - August 2018
Co-Leader and Co-Organizer, Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Professional Development Workshop; November 2018
‘Bringing a Student-Run Outreach Program to Your Institution'
R Programming: Biostatistics in R (UPenn); R for Data Science and Visualization (HarvardX course)
Python: 6-week Python Programming Bootcamp (UPenn); Introduction to Bioinformatics (UPenn)
-genetic engineering of rodent models, rodent neurobehavioral testing, drug delivery (oral gavage, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous), in vivo cellular imaging, confocal microscopy, imunohistochemistry & in situ hybridizations, intracranial injections of adeno-associated viruses, EEG electrode implantation surgeries, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS), RNAseq library preparation, standard 'wetlab' techniques (western blotting, DNA/RNA/protein purifications, sub-cellular fractionations, immunoprecipitations, cell culture, primary neuronal cultures)
Quantitative: Bayesian Statistics for Genetics (UWash), Mixed Models in Quantitative Genetics (UWash), Advanced Quantitative Genetics (UWash), Biostatistics (UPenn); Modern Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Intermediate Probability, Intro to Applied Statistics, Intro to Computational Molecular Biology (ASU)
Neuroscience: Neurophysiology (UPenn), Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience (UPenn), Neurodevelopment (UPenn)
Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology (UPenn), Eukaryotic Gene Regulation & Epigenetics (UPenn); Genetics, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy/Physiology I & II, Animal Physiology, Immunology (ASU)
Chemistry: Organic Chemistry I & II, Advanced Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry (ASU)
>Blogger for 'PennNeuroKnow', an educational neuroscience blog aimed at the general public
>Section Editor/Chief for 'Brains in Briefs', an initiative providing short, digestible summaries of the latest published neuroscience research by graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania
>Co-organizer and moderator, University of Pennsylvania neuroscience public lecture series; organized 5+ TED-style lecture series each with 200+ attendees within the local Philadelphia community
>Instructor, Upward Bound Neuroscience Program;leda biweekly, neuroscience elective course over the summer months aimed at exposing local high school students to the basic concepts of neuroscience
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