I use my education and skills to build a brighter future!
As a Simon Fraser University graduate, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Prior to that I received an Associate’s degree in Bioinformatics from Langara College. My time at both institutions really taught me the importance of taking an interdisciplinary approach to science.
This approach extends to my work and projects as well. As founder of EnTomorrow , my team and I study insects to redefine how we can address issues like food shortages, deforestation and plastic pollution.
I’ve also been incredibly fortunate to be involved in amazing research. I've been able to combine my knowledge of genomics and computer science to research cancer, ciliopathies and much more.
I look forward to hearing from you.
• Transitioned manual workflows to automation by operating lab instruments and applying robotics.
• Tracked samples from multiple projects using in-house and enterprise information management systems.
• Created, tested and validated new automation methods.
• Collaborated with external researchers and assisted with publication and presentation processes.
• Ensured that day to day activities ran smoothly by documenting financial statements, onboarding new members and coordinating group meetings.
• Applied comparative genomic techniques to identify novel transition zone proteins.
• Designed GFP constructs to determine the localization of ciliary proteins in C.elegans.
• Maintained a variety of C.elegans strains for use in temperature sensitive screens.
• Designed a one year experiment to determine the feasibility of growing mealworms on a waste food diet.
• Tested the effectiveness of biochar purification with respect to nitrogen and ammonia removal.
• Supervised a team of seven students in proper lab technique, data collection procedures and presentation skills.
• Collaborated with researchers at the University of Miami and GenomeDx to validate prognostically significant biomarkers.
• Utilized visualizations to validate any significant relationships between immuniohistochemical data and gene expression data.
• Designed the implementation of the new quality control pipeline with respect to new functionalities.
• Downloaded and installed pipeline analysis tools for a local instance of the Galaxy Bioinformatics web based platform.
• Used patient data from BC Cancer Agency to create primers that isolated mutated regions for further study.
• Aided in lab tasks such as using an Illumina sequencer, running gels and filling boxes of pipette tips for sterilization.
Naumann K, Moniz de Sá M, Lewis E, & Noronha R. (2018). Supercolonies of the invasive ant, Myrmica rubra (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia.
Pollack A et al. (2015). A Biomarker Panel Associated With Distant Metastasis (DM) in Prostate Cancer Patients Treated With Radiation Therapy Is Also Prognostic for DM in a Large Cohort of Prostatectomy Patients. International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics.