Current Research at Michigan State University
The goal of this project is to develop a rapid use, low-cost, biosensor to detect African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV). The bioreceptor is a DNA probe used for extracted and concentrated viral DNA from pig saliva samples and it will utilize gold nanoparticles. This design is developed for on-farm use by trained farmers and operated using a mobile or stationary testing cart.
The other part of my research is developing a network of global researchers to improve communication. As a result, researchers can collaborate, share ideas/resources and save lives. I have started doing this by working with people in different countries to organize the Global Alliance of Rapid Diagnostics 2021 Innovation Forum: Bridging Technologies and Market Needs on July 25-26, 2021. The next forum will take place on February 25-26, 2022.
Past Research at Texas A&M University
Past Research at Florida International University Mass Dynamics Laboratory
Histology Research Assistant (Miami, FL January 2014 – April 2015)
• Experimented with different brain abnormalities regarding epilepsy to lessen the seizures in the brain
• Prepared slides of rat brain sections by making solutions and sectioned different parts of the brain
• Experimented with varying protocols of staining to analyze different cells in the brain to see how they react under different microscopy analysis such as fluorescent microscopy
• Languages: MATLAB, Python, Latex, Mathematica
• Software: Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, MiniTab, Igor Pro, InkScape, Gimp, Krita, Figma, TinkerCad
• Lab Skills: Circuit development, soldering, cell culture, Western Blot, Raman Spectroscopy, thermal imaging, primary cell isolation, histology, Confocal Microscopy, Plasma Etching, 3D printing