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Undergraduate Teaching AssistantSeptember 2016 - PresentTeaching Assistant to Professor Northrop for Principles of Chemistry I: • Lead a weekly discussion section where I assist a group of undergraduates in solving a series of problems and answering any questions that they may have. • Grade problem sets of the students that attend my discussion section. • Evaluate and grade exams with a group of others T.A.'s along with Professor Northrop
Undergraduate ResearcherNovember 2015 - PresentOur research focuses on epilepsy, neuroplasticity, and stem cell replacement therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy. We aim to understand at a mechanistic level, how neurodegenerative changes, axonal sprouting, and aberrant neurogenesis contribute to epileptogenesis and spontaneous seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy. • Perform immunofluorescent staining in brain sections, confocal microscopy, tissue culture (primarily astrocyte cultures), electroencephalographic recordings, tissue extraction surgeries, western blotting, and a suite of behavioral tests in mice. • Use GraphPad Prism and Excel to perform statistical analyses of collected data and to produce figures for publication. • Collaborate with fellow lab members, both undergraduates and Ph.D students in executing and designing experiments. • Read and discuss primary literature.
Circulation LibrarianSeptember 2015 - Present• Greet and interact with patrons. • Help locate books of interests for patrons using library database. • Charge and discharge books for patrons. • Assist in various forms of office work, such as answering phone calls, and running errands. • Organize and shelve books that are returned to the library.
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