I utilize my background in biology and neuroscience research and my gift of attention to detail to edit scientific content.
My first job in research was in a neuroscience electrophysiology lab at UCLA. I was responsible for genotyping mouse models of Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s diseases.
My next position was in another neuroscience lab at The Salk Institute. My responsibilities included cloning gene constructs into vectors and I utilized the tools of molecular biology, animal behavior, tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, stem cell biology, and microscopy. My research projects were primarily focused on mouse models of ALS and spinal cord injury.
I then went on to work at GNF (Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation) and worked on drug discovery, deriving stem cells from mouse, tissue culture, and ascertaining gene expression using PCR and Western blots. My projects primarily focused on cell models of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).