Engineering World Health:
I led an Engineering World Health project team to build a cost-effective PCR Thermocycler and win 2nd Place in the 2012 EWH National Design Competition.
The design used a Peltier chip, an aluminum heating block, and a computer heat sink with an Arduino LCD interface.
The device rapidly heats and cools PCR tubes in order to catalyze DNA amplification.
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
Under Dr. Loren Mell in the division of Radiation Oncology clinical and translation research group, I performed research methods of limiting radiation therapy toxicities in treating cervical cancer. I analyzed the ability of IDEAL fat fraction imaging analysis to identify correctly identify active bone marrow subregions. By limiting dosage to these leukocyte-producing regions, our study hopes to reduce levels of hematologic toxicities. My work was published in the annual Earl Warren College Undergraduate Research Scholars pamphlet.
UCSD Bioengineering Deparment