I am currently a graduate student studying biomedical engineering at Purdue University. The main reason to create my personal website now is to promote myself through internet. I hope this will help to let more people, especially potential recruiters and employees to get to know more about me. However, I also welcome any one who shares my experience and passion to my site.
Argentina tango, running, piano
I am seeking career opportunity in Biotechnology industry, emphasizing positions relating to research and development, clinical studies, and regulatory affair.
Aug 2005 - Present
I have developed a computational model that could predict injury location, severity, and pattern in spinal cord with a known mechanical force. Through out the study, I utilize advanced research techniques such as atomic force microscope (AFM) and finite element analysis (FEA) to investigate mechanical properties of spinal cord tissue and neural cell. I also quantify correlation between mechanical trauma (compression, tension, and stretch) and neurological deficits in spinal cord injury with techniques involving mechanical measurement, electrophysiology, and immunohistochemistry
2007 - 2008
Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
I supervised undergraduate laboratory sessions in biomechanics and biotransport. Not only I held office hour for students and was responsible for grading, I also resolved any conflicts arise during lab sessions to help students finish the lab safely and successfully
May 2002 - Aug 2002
Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc.
I taught English to Chinese adult immigrants and designed appropriate lesson plans for adult students. I also performed some administrative work, including organizing enrollment applications and recruited new students, and giving weekly oral report about enrollment and students’ studying progress to the chairma. Achievements: students’ oral communication skills in English in daily life were significantly improved; student enrollment was increased by more than 50% by the end of summer.
Atomic Force Microscopy
FDA / ISO regulation
Biomechanics of spinal cord injury: a multimodal investigation using ex vivo guinea pig spinal cord white matter. J Neurotrauma. 2008; 25(1): 19-29.
Critical roles of decompression in functional recovery of ex vivo spinal cord white matter. J. Neurosurgery: Spine 2009; 10: 161-170.