I use my education and skills to create a brighter future!
Currently, I hold an Associate’s degree in Bioinformatics from Langara College and am wrapping up my undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University.
My work tends to be eclectic as I apply concepts from a variety of different fields to create amazing things. 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. As a Molecular Biologist, I’ve been able to apply my knowledge of genomics and computer science to research cancer, ciliopathies and much more!
I look forward to hearing from you!
+ 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
+ Implemented a website to market VanBVA as the go to hub for potential entrepreneurs
+ Set up informational interviews with business leaders in the biotechnology industry to provide additional value to our members
+ 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, Erho N, Noronha R 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.