EducationPh.D. in Biological Chemistry from UCLA School of Medicine. Ph.D. dissertation on the expression of antimicrobial peptides (defensins) in neutrophils and macrophages.
BA in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, minor in Anthropology from UCSD, Summa Cum Laude. Member of Muir College Caledonian Honors society and awarded Muir College Outstanding Scholar Award by Provost John Stewart.
ExperienceAdjunct Professor at Kingsborough College, Brooklyn: Anatomy and Physiology
Tutor for Middle School Honors students. Covering SHSAT, Hunter Exam, Middle School math, and Middle School science.
Editor and Blogger for ScienceDocs.com, July 2014-present
20+ years lab research experience (molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics)
TA for undergraduate genetics lab
New York University, Department of Biology
January 2007 – June 2007
November 2006 – February 2007 Brooklyn, NY
Tutor and Teaching Assistant for graduate level Macromolecular Structure class
UCLA Dept. of Biological Chemistry
September 1994 – December 1994
Tutor and Teaching Assistant for Medical Student Biochemistry Lab
UCLA School of Medicine
January 1991 – June 1993
HobbiesHistory and Archaeology: Ancient History, Jewish History, Japanese History, Roman History, American History, African History
Geography and World Travel: Geography is my best "Trivial Pursuit" subject. Travel has included many US states, Canada, Mexico, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Japan, Samoa, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, and Israel.
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