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Introductory Biology lectures and labs.
Performed investigation for Alzheimer's susceptibility genes by performing association studies and haplotype analyses to investigate linked regions. Characterized candidate genes using hypothesis driven approaches including quantitative PCR experiments, gene splicing analyses, epigenetic studies, and dual-luciferase analyses.
Volunteered services to homeless and underprivileged individuals seeking health care in Baltimore city. Communicated with individuals to understand their problems and concerns and worked in a team setting with other doctors and students to formulate a treatment plan.
Researched host specificity and lineage divergence of malaria parasites infecting sympatric avian host species based on phylogenetic analyses. Developed novel extraction techniques using magnetic beads to concentrate malarial DNA and improve PCR detection assays for efficient analysis of samples.
Translational PsychiatryJuly 2011
- Megan Pierce,
- M Wang R Bassett SS Avramopoulos D.
- Molecular Biology
- Assay Development
- Molecular Genetics
- Fluorescence Microscopy
- Cell Culture
Thesis: Investigation of Alzheimer's Disease Susceptibility Genes
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