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Expert Details

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

ID: 739742 California, USA

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Expert has accrued over 35 years' experience in researching and teaching the life sciences. In particular, her experience has focused on understanding molecular mechanisms that occur in the human body -- as well as the body's response to diseases and environmental influences.

A seasoned educator with a Ph.D., Expert is capable of explaining intricate scientific details and making them understood by the lay public.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Institution: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Year: 1981 Degree: MS Subject: Botany and Biochemistry Institution: North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Year: 1979 Degree: BA Subject: Natural Science Institution: Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Life Science
In her role as Adjunct Professor, Expert prepares labs; teaches undergraduate Physiology, Anatomy, Human Biology; and educates pre-nursing and pre-med students.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Life Sciences
Expert teaches undergraduate lectures in Microbiology.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Teacher Department: Science
Expert teaches grades 10-12 in Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Biology. Her students include a special education cohort.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Los Angeles Unified School District Title: Principal and Founder Department: STEM Academy of Hollywood
Expert founded and and opened a high school for 400 underserved (80% Hispanic, 20% Armenian, impoverished) students in Los Angeles.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: Mount St. Mary's College Title: Assistant Professor -- Tenure Track Department: Biological Sciences
Expert conducted undergraduate research while teaching health science and biological science.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1991 Employer: Johns Hopkins University Medical School Title: Assistant Professor -- Tenure Track Department: Biological Chemistry
In her tenure track role as Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Expert served as Principal investigator of enzymology and protein purification lab. She was also American Cancer Society institutional award investigator.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1990 Employer: Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Lab of Robert Tjian Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Department: Biochemistry
Expert conducted research in the molecular mechanisms of transcriptional activation of the antennapedia gene. She purified proteins, and cloned genes for transcription factors. Damon Runyon Cancer Fund Fellow.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1986 Employer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Title: Postdoctoral Fellow Department: Nucleic Acid Enzymology - Lab of Jerard Hurwitz
Purification of proteins required for mRNA splicing and analysis of products.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Board Certified Teacher of Adolescent and Young Adult Science
Association of Women in Science
Licenses / Certifications
K12 Teaching Certificate, California, Secondary, Biological and Health Sciences
Administrative Services Credential, California
National Board Certified Teacher of Adolescent and Young Adult Science
Professional Appointments
Tenured High School Science Teacher
Adjunct Associate Professor - Life Sciences
Tenure-track Assistant Professor - Life Sciences
Awards / Recognition
Damon Runyon Cancer Fellow
Medical / Professional
Medical and Professional Research Positions:

Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Biological Chemistry
Postdoctoral fellow - Biochemistry
Graduate Student - Biochemistry
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 8 publications in molecular biology research using protein purification and characterization as a means to understanding molecular mechanisms.

In national magazines, she has published 6 personal essays about teaching in a multicultural environment, about becoming a teacher, about leaving research for teaching.

Additional Experience

Other Relevant Experience
Experience in grant writing and professional essay writing for publication.

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