Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine (UCI)
B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Bioengineering track), University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
UCI (March 2016-Present), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD Student PhD Advisors: Marc Madou, Dr. Sunny Jiang Topic: Developing a sample-to-answer assay on the CD microfluidic platform aimed at integrating droplet generation with DNA lysis and extraction and digital PCR to detect specific bacteria in wastewater samples Acquired Skills: CNC machining, microfluidics, solidworks software
The Johns Hopkins University (May 2013-August 2013): Institute of NanoBioTechnology Research Intern Mentors: Peter C. Searson and Mao Ye Topic: Investigating changes in Endothelial Cell Morphology on 2D surfaces Acquired skills: Cell culture, immunohistochemistry, ﬂuorescence and confocal microscopy, microfabrication, microﬂuidics
UC Berkeley (May 2012-August 2012): Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Research Intern Mentors: Yang Dan and Julia Cox Topic: Identifying the anatomical projections to the locus coeruleus involved in brain state modulation Acquired skills: Mouse craniotomy/surgery, immunohistochemistry, ﬂuorescence microscopy
UMBC (June 2011-Dec 2014): Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering Research Intern Mentors: Yordan Kostov, Hung Lam, and Leah Tolosa Topic: (1) Developing a dual ﬂuorescent temperature and glutamine sensor and a portable microﬂuorometer based on glutamine binding protein. (2) Developing a prototype design for a portable glucose sensor based on skin glucose assay. (3) Developing metal nanoparticles using polymer based reducing and stabilizing agents. Acquired skills: Fluorometer, spectrophotometer, chromatography, labeling protein, microfabrication, microﬂuidics, chemical synthesis, Dynamic Light Scattering, experimental design techniques.
UMBC (September 2008-May 2010): Department of Biological Sciences Research Intern
Mentor: Jeﬀ Leips Topic: Eﬀect of genotype, age, and diet on the bacterial clearance ability of Drosophila Melanogaster. Acquired skills: Microinjector, spectrophotometer, colony counter, Statistical Analysis Software.