A research scientist with extensive experience in managing research trials, supervising laboratory operations and preparing data for publication, I hold a Masters degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed my doctoral work at the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Having participated in research fields as varied as infectious disease, biophysics, neuroscience and behavioral psychology; my skill set includes: oversight and management of large research projects, data preparation for publication and presentation, grant writing and submission, and Institutional Review Board protocol submissions.
Currently, I serve as an adjunct professor, instructing both Undergraduates and Graduate students in Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Chronobiology.
I have mentored students of all ages and backgrounds, developed biology curricula for Swarthmore College's Upward Bound program, Temple University's PASCEP program for adult learners and the Hospital workers union, 1199C. I have worked as an academic coach in the Problem Based Learning Program at MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine where founded the Peer Mentor Program for graduate students in the biomedical sciences, and taught served as a laboratory instructor and Journal Club Leader for Penn's Summer Science Academy. Most recently, I have been involved in mentoring graduate Students in STEM disciplines through the NSF funded Greater Philadelphia Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program.
As a lifetime member of Operation Crossroads Africa I recently led a group of undergraduates and medical students on an eight-week medical project in The Gambia, West Africa, where we participated in a variety of medical interventions and educational activities for residents of rural communities.
Cell, molecular, neurobiology, sleep and chronobiology research. Scientific writing, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology lecturing and lab instruction