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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education

Ph.D. University of Southern California

expected 2008

  Pathobiology  
     
M.S. University of Southern California 2005
  Experimental and Molecular Pathology  
     
B.S. University of California, Los Angeles 2003
  Applied Mathematics, with a minor in Neuroscience,  
 

with a specialization in Computing

 
 

 

 

Research Experience

06/2005 - present Research Fellow  
 

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Investigating the role of serine/threonine protein kinase G, pknG, in mycobacterial physiology, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

 
     
01/2004 - 05/2005 Research Assistant  
 

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Research focused on developing techniques for the early detection of aspergilloses in children, strain-typing species Aspergillus fumigatus, assessing gliotoxin production, antifungal drug effects, and developing mathematical models describing fungal behavior.

 
     
09/2001 - 10/2004 Research Assistant  
 

Laboratory of NeuroImaging (LONI)

Department of Neuroscience

UCLA School of Medicine

Research focused on pediatric neuropathology with specific interests in autistic, schizophrenic, and epileptic children using MRI technology.

 

 

Publications

Blanton RE, et al. (2004).  Gender differences in the left inferior frontal gyrus in normal children.  NeuroImage 22 (2): 626-636.

 

Abstracts

“Disruption of pknG in mycobacteria leads to drug hypersusceptibility” presented at the 46th (ICAAC) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2006.

“Strain typing Aspergillus: benefits and pitfalls of PCR-based methods” presented at the 44th (ICAAC) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 2004.

“IQ Correlations with Regional Gray Matter Decreases in Normal Children” presented at the 8th International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, 2003.

“Volumetric Differences in Parietal Lobe in Autism and Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia” presented at the 49th (AACAP) American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, 2002.

“Left Inferior Frontal Cortex Abnormalities in Autistic Children” presented at the 7th International Conference on Functional Mapping of the Human Brain, 2002.

 

Awards

The Saban Research Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (07/2006 - 06/2008)

ASM Student ICAAC Grant (2004)

 

Memberships and Societies

American Society for Microbiology

 

   
 
 

 

 
 
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