A PhD level Scientific Manager with Biomedical international education, and start up life sciences experiences on both Research and Operational management.
Investigated RNA structural change, in particular the formation of tetraloop-tetraloop receptor in RNA ribozymes using Small-Angle X-ray, single molecule FRET and structural visualization tools such as PyMOL
•Collected and analyzed data ofRNA folding using small angle X-ray scattering at Argonne National Institute over three individual trips
•December 2007 “Bay Area All RNA meeting”, UCSF
•October 2006 “Biomedical computation at Stanford” BCATS, Stanford
•July 2006 “Workshop on Small-Angle X-ray Scattering and Diffraction Studies in Structural Biology” SLAC, Stanford
Investigated electrostatic interactions and the folding of the four-way DNA junction by selective methyl phosphonate substitution, and the structural recognition upon binding to a resolving enzyme. Work resulted 5 publications
•Molecular structure of kink-turn motif in functional RNAs by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET).
•Electrostatic interactions and the folding of the four-way DNA junction by selective methyl phosphonate substitution, and the structural recognition upon binding to a resolving enzyme using FRET, electrophoresis assay and structural visualization tools such as PyMOL.
Investigated anatomical and skeleto-muscular changes of chicken embryo development using Magnetic Resonance MicroImaging. Work resulted one publication.
Isolation and characterization of biologically active compounds from Gynostemma Pentaphyllum in the Cucurbitaceae family
2006-2008:Dean's Fellowship, Stanford University
2005: Howard Elder Prize, (annual best paper on cancer related study) Dundee University, UK.
2004: David Hutchinson Memorial Bursary Fund, RNA Structure and Function Conference, UK.
2003: David Hutchinson Memorial Bursary Fund, 5th Nucleic Acids Chemistry and Biology Cambridge Symposium, UK.
2001-2006 CRUK studentship, UK
2001 - 2005: Overseas Research Students Award, Dundee, UK
2000: International Student Award, Dundee, UK
familiar with biomedical start-up environment; continuous improvement; project/product management; critical and creative thinker; results-oriented problem solver; effective communicator
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