Curriculum Vitae


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Training

Resident Physician, USC Department of Internal Medicine (2015-2018), Los Angeles, CA
Planned: Chief Resident (2018 - 2019)
Received Excellence in Primary Care Award (May 2017) which is awarded to one resident from each level quarterly
Received Junior Resident of the Year (June 2017) which is awarded to two junior residents each academic year

Education

Keck School of Medicine at USC (2011-2015), Los Angeles, CA
Doctor of Medicine.   May 2015
USMLE Step 1 Score: 231
USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 235

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006-2010),Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering, 2010.  GPA: 4.6/5.0
Life and Behavioral Science: Biochemistry; Genetics; Cell Biology; Physiology; Neuroscience; Organic Chem.; Gross Anatomy of Speech and Hearing (Harvard Med); Principles of Human Disease, Cellular Neurobiology, Psychology
Engineering: Thermodynamics of Biological Systems; Biomolecular Kinetics and Cell Dynamics; Fields, Forces and Flows in Biological Systems; Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics; Antibiotics, Toxins and Protein Engineering
Mathematics: Mutlivariable Calculus; Probabilistic Systems Analysis; Differential Equations; Linear Algebra

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (2002-2006), La Canada, CA
Weighted GPA: 4.44/4.00        Class Rank: 2  

Research Experience

Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory, Viterbi School of Engineering of USC (May 2012-present)
Medical Student Researcher, Mentor: Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas, Ph.D.
-Coordinator of a clinical trial looking at hand function in patients with Parkinson's Disease.
-Working with and improving current technologies and relating them to the medical field.
-Improving assessment and diagnosis of patients with Parkinson's Disease

Health, Technology, and Engineering at USC (Aug 2011-present)
Non-certificate Program, Mentor: Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Ph.D. and Dr. Terry Sanger, M.D.
- New interdisciplinary educational program from medical students at Keck School of Medicine and USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
- MD and PhD candidates will work together on a four year research design project that hopes to fill a need in the medical community.

Retina Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (June 2010-July 2011)
Research Specialist, Mentor: Dr. Thomas Lee, M.D.
- Purpose of the study was development of novel human model for retinoblastoma (Rb).
- Successfully, reprogrammed orbital adipose tissue from Rb patients into induced pluripotent stem cells for study, a technology that had never been used before in this laboratory.

MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences (Sept 2008-May 2009)
Undergraduate Researcher, Mentor: Dr. Leona Samson, Ph.D.
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Assisted two Ph.D. candidates with the purpose of creating a computational model to predict the fate of a cell after DNA damage.
- Designed a protein knock down experiment using RNAi to observe cell death under modified conditions.

Beckman Research Institute/City of Hope             (Aug 2007, Sept -Aug 2008)
Student Researcher, Mentors: Dr. Michael Barish, Ph.D. and Dr.Karen Aboody, M.D.
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Observation of glioma and neural stem cell interactions in vitro to determine the mechanism of action as seen in vivo in a clinical trial by Dr. Karen Aboody.

Presentations and Posters

World Stem Cell Summit (Oct 2011)
- Poster present at the summit and presented by colleague
- “Retinoblastoma Disease Modeling using Patient Derived Pluripotent Stem Cells to Generate RB1 Deficient Retinal Progenitor Cells.”  Jennifer Aparicio, Analiese DiConti, Narine Harutyunyan, and Thomas Lee.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Poster Day (June 2011)
- Oral presentation to principal investigators at CHLA
- “Adipose Tissue from Retinoblastoma Patients: A Potential Source for Disease Carrying Stem Cells”

City of Hope Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy (Aug 2008)
- Presentation of research to program coordinators, students and PIs
- “Various factors influencing the mechanism of Neuroprogenitor Cell-Tumor Cell Bonding”

Leadership Experience and Service

Innovation in Medicine at Keck, Secretary (Sept 2011-present)
-Founding membrane of a student interest group determined to inform physicians and future physicians about available technologies in medicine both available to them and their patients.

MIT Women’s Water Polo Club, Captain and President (Sept 2007-May 2010)
-Four year member, achieving one first place and three second place finished in the North Atlantic Division.
-As president, organized tournaments, fundraisers, and team events.
- Established the Alumni Relations Program which organized alumni events, generating a 500% increase in donations.

MIT BrainTrust, Brain Injury Survivor Liason (Jan 2009-May 2010)
- Raised awareness for issue in neuroscience and brain injury survivors.
- As survivor liason, organized events for area brain injury survivors and helped coordinate their participation in events.

Reach out and Read (Sept 2011-present)
- Read to children at LAC+USC during lunch time once or twice a month

Tom Bradley Mini Med School, Tutor (Oct 2011-present)
- Teach 4th and 5th graders about science and medicine at Tom Bradley Elementary School in Los Angeles once or twice a month

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Play Room Attendant (Oct 2010-July 2011)
- Monitored the Hem-Onc floor playroom and watched over children when their parents were away.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Physical Therapist Assistant (June-Aug 2009)
- Assisted physical therapists in the inpatient ward .
- Helped patients at bedside when they were frustrated or just needed to talk.

Phi Delta Theta Philanthropy (Sep 2007-May 2009)
- Assisting fraternity with organization and running of various philanthropic events, including, building toys for kid at Christmas, organizing community haunted houses, and hosting community centers for arts and crafts

Skills and Assets

Lingual Assets:  Intermediate Spanish, Beginning Italian
Computer Assets:  Python, MATLAB, FEMLAB, LSM Imaging(Confocal), Microsoft Office Suite, Quick to learn new programs
Laboratory: Experience with E. coli, lymphoblastoid, neuroprogenitor, glioblastoma, Drosphila, and C. elegan. Familiar with basic molecular biological techiniques such as PCR, protein mutation, expression, and purification, mammalian and C. elegan RNAi, FACS, PAGE. Basic engineering techniques in optics, DNA melting, circuits, and laser imaging

Teaching Experience

MIT Biological Experimentation, Teaching Assistant (Aug-Dec 2009)
- Assisting students in the lab with three major modules: protein engineering and biochemistry, screening and purification, and genetics and mapping with C. elegans. 
- Grading student lab write-ups and holding review sessions.

Awards & Recognition

Academic
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National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Oct 2007-May 2010)
- RC Byrd Scholarship Award Winner for Academic Excellence (2006)

Athletic
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Captain of Women’s Water Polo Club Team (Sept 2007-May 2010)
- North Atlantic Division First Team (2008,2009,2010)
- North Atlantic Division Second Team (2007)

Interests

NCAA football
Swimming
House Renovation Projects
Water polo
European history
Coooking, Baking and trying new recipes