Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out
but that's not the reason we're doing it.
- Richard Feynman


poster defense at American Society of Nephrology meeting:
Regulation of the bHLH transcription factor E2A in epithelial cells by interaction with the Na/K-ATPase β1 subunit
in Kidney International


New York Medical College: Research Technician Grade V
Letter of Recommendation: Dr. Jun Chen
June 2006 – October 2007
 Assisting stem cell research in Dr. Goligorsky’s lab at New York Medical College. I worked with several of the researchers on a wide range of projects: discovering novel binding proteins for several proteins using the Yeast II Hybrid system, injection of stem cells into mice to find renal effects, angiogenesis assays using stem cells transfected with various growth factors and stem cell cultures.

Boston University: Research Assistant
September 2005 – June 2006
Studying the actin binding function of aldolase isozymes with Dr. Tolan of Boston University by designing primers and performing PCRs

Validation Specialist – Pfizer, Inc.
May 2003 – August 2003
Completed equipment, facility and information technology projects related to the support of manufacturing operations and became familiar with current Good Manufacturing Practices

Boston University - BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Biochemistry research techniques:
DNA: primer design for cloning and mutagenesis, PCR, purification and sequence analysis, plasmid creation
Cultures: bacteria and mammalian culturing and transfection, focus on stem cells
Tissue: preparation, staining, immunohistochemistry
Assays: ELISA, Western blot, FACS, immunoblotting, cell and tissue lysate preparation, Yeast II hybrid system for identification of novel binding proteins

extensive experience in mouse surgery with an aptitude for delicate operations including angiogenesis assays
knowledge of Drosophila, mice and gerbil care