A detailed and
action-oriented student, researcher, and leader who has engaged in completing
both academic and community projects both independently and collaboratively. Skilled
at acquiring several types of research data by engaging in safe research
practices. Specializes in pharmaceutical research.
screening, transient transfections, cell culture, primer
design, PCR, gel electrophoresis, virus amplification,
miniprep, quick change, bacterial transformation
Proficient in Microsoft Word,
PowerPoint, Excel, Apple Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Photoshop
CS5/CS6, MATLAB, moderate in Unix and
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & JohnsonSan Diego, CaliforniaNeuroscience Summer Intern06/2015 to 09/2015
Screened for proteins that are modulators of NR2D (a subunit in NMDA receptors) function by running FLIPRTetra (Fluorescent Imaging Plate Reader) assays.
Researched on the NR2D's physiological function in the CNS and its effects on mental health.
Delivered presentation in front of the entire Neuroscience Team (~50 people) on progress of project.
Returning June 2016 to further develop the project.
Abagyan Lab at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesLa Jolla, CaliforniaUndergraduate Researcher02/2015 to Current
Assisted Dr. Ruben Abagyan on an ongoing project on polypharmacological properties of Praziquantel with hopes to repurpose the drug.
Explored the mechanisms of action of several anti-parasitic drugs listed under World Health Organization's Essential Medicines such as ivermectin, artemisinin, and praziquantel.
Learned Unix and Molsoft, a protein software used to analyze protein structures and to identify active sites.
Allele BiotechnologySan Diego, CaliforniaResearch Intern06/2014 to 08/2014
Designed primers and ran PCR and gel electrophoresis to determine success of primers.
Conducted retrovirus plasmid transfection and analyzed cells for transfection successes.
Determined viability of about 100 stored baculoviruses by infecting SF9 cells (from the California moth's gut).
Bachelor of Science:Physiology and Neuroscience2017University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Humanities Minor, GPA: 3.51
Founding Member of Pre-Medical Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (2013)
Co-President (2015-2017) and Web Development and Publicity Chair (2013-2015)
Bilingual Mandarin/English, Moderate in French and Taiwanese
Writing, Reading, Traveling, Cooking/Baking, Archery, Music, Movies