PO Box 9999
Davidson, NC 28036
Davidson College, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, May 1993 GPA : 3.5
Research Assistant (1995-present). Neuroscience Lab,
Performed behavioral studies to determine the influence of septal AChE sprouting on recovery of memory function. Head investigator for pilot study on proline injections into the brain for behavioral and tract-tracing studies. Currently investigating the effects of AIT-082 and bFGF on sprouting in the rat hippocampal formation at various time points.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Internship (Summer
1997). Davidson College.
Examined effects of purine analog (AIT-082) in the damaged hippocampal formation.
Research Assistant (Summer and Fall 1997). Forsyth Memorial
Reviewed and researched bibliography for Oncogenes and Molecular Cancer Medicine, Dr. Onco Jean. New York: Springer Verlag, 1998 (in press).
Robert C. Byrd Research Externship (Summer 1996). CAMC,
West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Investigated the effects of various anti-coagulant pharmacotherapies (coumadin vs. tyclopidine) on rate of recovery following stent implantation in high and low-risk patients.
Neurology Internship (Summer 1996). Thomas Memorial
Assistant to Dr. Circle Line. Exposed to doctor-patient relationship on hospital rounds, in practice, and in pro bono child development clinic. Received preliminary training in EEG assessment.
Surgery and Tissue Processing : Extensive experience with Small Animal Surgery; Perfusion; Behavioral Training; and Histochemistry.
Molecular Methods : Experience with PCR; Ligation; Electroelution; Transformation; Southern and Northern Blotting; Gel Electrophoresis; and Enhanced Chemiluminescence detection of DNA.
Computer Skills : Proficiency in BioQuant Optical Densitometric Analysis, Power Point, Corel Draw, WordPerfect and Word, Excel, QuattroPro, and SPSS.
William Olin Puckett Merit Scholarship for Excellence in Biology. (1990 - present)
Alumni Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence. (1990-92)
Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. (1993-present)
David Parrot Memorial Scholarship. (1994-95)
Carolinas and Ohio Science Education Network Scholar. (Summer 1993)
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
The Effects of AIT-082 on Septodentate Sprouting Following Entorhinal Cortex Lesions in Rats. List of Authors here. Sixth International Symposium on Adenosine and Adenine Nucleotides. Ferrara, Italy. May 19-24, 1998.
The Effects of AIT-082 on Septodentate Sprouting After Entorhinal Cortex Lesions in Rats. List of Authors here. National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Salisbury State University, MD. April 22-24, 1998.
Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Enhances Sprouting in the Hippocampal Formation Following Unilateral Entorhinal Cortex Lesions in Rats. List of Authors here. National Conference for Undergraduate Research. Salisbury State University, MD. April 22-24, 1998.
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