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I like to stay busy. I'm currently employed as a research assistant in psychology and neuroscience. I have worked in an array of scientific disciplines from environmental science to applied math, biomedical physics, and developmental neuroscience. I've extensive experience programming in several languages (e.g. MATLAB, PHP, MySqL, python, etc.) I've very hard working and committed to the very highest standards of excellence.
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Research Analyst

Oct 2016

Primary role is constructing and managing human neuroimaging data pipeline for analysis using a variety of publicly available neuroimaging tools using UNIX, Python, Make, and MATLAB.

Research Specialist

Aug 2011 - Oct 2016 (5 years)

Used confocal and multiphoton microscopy and cell culture to study migration and interactions of inter- and projection neurons in transgenic fluorescent mouse brains. Reviewed relevant literature. Managed budget and laboratory inventory. Responsible for laboratory staff compliance to federal, state, and institutional policy and protocol management.

Research Assistant

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

Developed database for registering and tracking teachers and principals at training camps. Automated payment process. Automated teacher crediting process.

Database and Webpage Administrator

Apr 2011

Constructed database for streamlined evaluation of group home residents per state regulations. Developed website for easy end-user interaction with database. Wrote annual reports on success or failure of company to meet benchmarks and make progress.

Research Assistant

Mar 2011 - Jun 2011 (3 months)

Performed literature review of related non-profits to identify successful evaluative metrics. Constructed comprehensive database of doctoral grantees. Wrote template queries for subsequent database users.

Research Specialist

Nov 2009 - Aug 2011 (1 year)

Designed algorithms for detection and segmentation of cysts in OCT retinal images. Developed toolbox (beta) in MATLAB for retinal analysis. Responsible for distinguishing most efficient algorithmic processes given computing context. Responsible for meeting compliance with IRB and HIPPA protocols. Published in Transactions in Biomedical Engineering.

Research Analyst

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008 (2 months)

Worked on a project where the objective was to investigate, develop and validate efficient algorithms in C, C++, or MATLAB that could be used to generate optimal network topologies.

Research Analyst

May 2008 - Aug 2008 (3 months)

Worked on a project where the objective was to design an algorithm capable of working on upto 4 constellations that optimized each of the network's topologies as follows: maximize network connectivity, maximize network redundancy, minimize the primary paths between each of the satellites and the ground station in terms of latency, and minimize alternate paths between each of the satellites and the ground station in terms of latency.

Education

Mathematics

2006 - 2010 (4 years)

Publications

Automated Segmentation of Intraretinal Cystoid Fluid in Optical Coherence Tomography

Presented a fully automated retinal cyst segmentation technique for OCT image stacks acquired from a commercial scanner so as to further investigate the link between the onset of diabetes and intraretinal cyst fluid development

Career Benchmarks from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Early Faculty Career Development Awards

Documenting the career characteristics of a highly selective group of researchers so as to provide insight into how a successful career begins.

Differential Regulation of Microtubule Severing by APC Underlies Distinct Patterns of Inter-...

Migration of interneurons, but not projection neurons depend on APC, which both differentially modulates microtubule severing in inter-, projection neurons and affects microtubule stability in interneurons via the p60 katanin enzyme.

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