* ***** ** *** ********** specializing in restriction mapping, bacterial transformation, plasmid prep, and microplate assay protocols.
Extraordinarily motivated in seeking research projects for real world applications by bridging the gap between the lab and the field.
Independent, critical thinker, as well as an effective communicator.
B.A. BIOLOGY 2018 EMORY UNIVERSITY
PRE-STARTUP FOUNDING MEMBER PLASMID PHARM JAN 2018 – MAY 2018
-Supervised by Ed Rieker, Kurt Ronn, and Robert Kazanjian.
-Selected to participate in a program at Emory’s Goizueta Business school that mentored our team on how start up a company within the chicken probiotics industry.
-Interacted with local chicken pet owners, sales reps and researchers at US chicken probiotic companies, FDA officials, and wholefoods customers to investigate and establish a market demand for chickens raised on genetically engineered probiotics.
TEAM CO-LEAD EMORY SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY TEAM NOV 2016 – NOV 2017
-Supervised by Dr. Ichiro Matsumura.
-Co-managed an undergraduate research team to compete and achieve bronze tier at iGEM 2017, Boston, MA.
-Collaborated with Water Hub engineers to solve on-campus waste water treatment of excess phosphates using transformed E. Coli. Conducted original wet lab research protocols.
INTERN GRUBBLY FARMS JUN 2016 – AUG 2016
-Supervised by Sean Warner and Patrick Pittaluga.
-Designed and implemented practical experiments to accelerate the black soldier fly life cycle.
-Helped run and maintain key logistical operations relevant to the business. Worked in tandem with co-founders and gained ground-level experience on what it feels like to build and grow a company from scratch.
CELL BIOLOGY & GENETICS LAB TA EMORY JAN 2015 – MAY 2016
-Supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Gleim.
-Organized weekly lab and review sessions for first and second year students covering topics including restriction enzyme digests, gel electrophoresis, bacteriology, sterile technique, and ecological fieldwork for three semesters.