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University of California, Santa Cruz

Graduated: June 12, 2014      GPA: 3.2

B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Minor in Bioinformatics




Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases and Populations, Anatomy w/Lab, Quantum Mechanics and Basic Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry w/Lab, Biochemistry w/Lab, Phage Genomics Lab, Advanced Biochemistry Lab, Computational Methods and Applications, Computational Biology Tools, Organic Structure Analysis from Spectra, Differential Equations, Classical & Bayesian Inference, and Database Management Systems.


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Computer Skills

Proficient with: Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms. Experience using: Google & MS office suite, Git, Mestrelab, CiteAb, Galaxy, BLAST, 4peaks, and various bioinformatic web-tools. Programs in: PostgreSQL, Javascript, HTML(5), CSS(3), Ruby, Java, Python, C, Matlab, and R.


Laboratory Equipment

Multi-channel, Qubit, Nanodrop, magnetic-beads, autoclave, centrifuge, thermocycler, rotavap, sonicator, fluorescence light microscope, IR spec., GC spec.,and UV-vis spec.

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Laboratory Techniques

Cloning, DNA library construction, FISH, colorimetric activity assays, immunoblot, DNA/RNA purification, qPCR, affinity column chromatography assays, MS analysis, HPLC analysis, 2D-NMR analysis, TLC, PCR, culturing bacteria, and buffer preparation.


  • Meristem Technician Nov2015- present

    Cleaned, excised, and catalogued meristem tissue of strawberry plants at Sweet Darling Farms.

  • Data Entry May2015- Sep2015

    Compiled list of auto transport contact information via whois queries and made cold calls at Auto Transport Leads.

  • Science and Math Tutor 2006- May2015

    Assisted students in learning chemistry, mathematics, and statistics by presenting problem solving methods and creating mnemonic devices.

  • Computational Biology Tools Tutor- UCSC Sep2013- Dec2013

    Addressed questions of students enrolled in Computational Biology Tools(BME110) at UCSC.

  • Laboratory Assistant Jun2013- Aug2013

    Optimized transposable element(TE) library construction protocol for small quanitities of DNA, constructed TE DNA libraries from planaria and dog blood, and provided computational solutions to organize and index sequence data.

  • Notetaker Sep2010- Dec2012

    Provided notes for students requesting Disability Resource Center services at UCSC by transcribing lectures, presentations, and discussions.

  • Undergraduate Researcher Sep2009- Jun2010

    Isolated and annotated genome of bacteriophage from soil on UCSC campus through HHMI's SEA-PHAGES program

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  • Two 2nd place ribbons in 2014 Santa Cruz County Fair Homebrew competition

  • 2010 Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of UC Santa Cruz Participant

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