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Professional Summary

Postdoctoral Research Fellow with extensive preclinical neuroscience research experience in collaborative settings. Transitioning from an academic background, I aim to use the critical skills associated with my work to get a more comprehensive view of the biological mechanisms that guide my findings and relay that knowledge to potential translational applications with a highly ethical, meticulous, and thorough approach.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Behavioral Analysis in Ethovision XT
  • Statistical Analysis in Graphpad Prism
  • Leica SP8 Confocal Microscopy
  • 3-D modeling and Image Processing in Imaris Bitplane
  • Tissue Processing and Histology (e.g., In-situ hybridization and IHC)
  • Transgenic Colony Management
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Fast-Scan Cyclic Voltammetry
University of Washington Seattle, WA Expected in 06/2021 Ph.D. : Neuroscience - GPA :
  • Dissertation: The Influence of Environmental Manipulations on Decision-Making and Dopamine Transmission
  • Laboratory of Dr. Paul E.M. Phillips, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Expected in 06/2015 Bachelor of Science : Neuroscience - GPA :
  • 3.86 GPA, 4.0 Major GPA, Magna Cum Laude
  • In the Laboratories of Dr. Kyle J. Frantz at GSU and Dr. Matt Lattal at OHSU through a 2-year NIH-funded internship, investigated the role of environmental conditions on adolescent and adult drug consumption and seeking/relapse and its biological correlates.
Work History
Pacific Medical Centers - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Tarzana, CA, 07/2021 - Current
  • Contributed to and actively led research to address how chronic alcohol exposure affects microglia structure and function and behavioral phenotypes related to ethanol withdrawal using prior empirical data from the lab and the general scientific community.
  • Employed a team-based approach to accomplish goals in a lab setting.
  • Maintained accurate lab documentation practices using a multimodal approach via written-, Excel-, and online-based strategies.
  • Independently bred and maintained several transgenic mouse strains using Accustart DNA extraction, endpoint-PCR (touchdown protocol), and gel electrophoresis.
  • Performed tissue processing, in-situ hybridization (RNAscope), and immunohistochemistry to study novel molecular targets within microglia following cryosectioning and antibody optimization (titering).
  • Built image-processing and 3D-modeling and analysis pipeline using Imaris to efficiently further the understanding alcohol's effects on cellular morphology and molecular colocalization.
  • Recorded qualitative and quantitative research findings and provided statistical analysis of data results.
  • Leveraged interpersonal and communication skills to mentor research technicians in addition to graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Sustained active HIPAA and IACUC compliance in both an academic and federal setting.
Pei Media - Graduate Research Associate
New York City, NY, 09/2015 - 06/2021
  • Designed, conducted, and analyzed neurobiological and novel complex behavioral experiments as part of independent dissertation research on the influence of dopamine and corticotropin-releasing factor within the ventral striatum on decision-making behaviors and psychopathologies in rodents following chronic stressors.
  • Mastered research techniques in neuroeconomics (flexible and habitual operant responding), behavioral pharmacology, and in-vivo electrophysiology (fast-scan cyclic voltammetry to measure phasic dopamine release) with high temporal and behavioral resolution.
  • Performed advanced aseptic surgical techniques for intracranial chronic cannula and electrode implantation in both mice and rats.
  • Co-authored manuscripts published in high-impact basic science journals and effectively communicated findings via data visualization techniques for international, regional, and local conferences.
  • Trained and mentored multiple undergraduate students to effectively execute and communicate pre-clinical science in a laboratory setting.
  • Secured competitive fellowships (NSF GRFP, ARCS Foundation) to provide research funding.

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School Attended

  • University of Washington
  • Georgia State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Graduate Research Associate


  • Ph.D.
  • Bachelor of Science

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