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Summary

  • Thorough understanding of regulatory processes, procedures and compliance of the development of medicinal products and medical devices
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary scientific fields, e.g. neurobiology, cellular biology, biophysics, computational modeling and fiber optics sensors
  • Extensive training in learning new technical concepts, efficiently researching and locating relevant information, and writing and editing technical documents
  • Effective communication with diverse audiences and skilled in public presentations

Work experience

Sep 2010Present

Postdoctoral Associate

Duke University Medical Center
  • Conduct mathematical analysis on specific dynamic properties of single neurons that are essential to brain's learning and memory ability
  • Create computational models of neuronal signaling in C/C++, MATLAB
  • Lead a journal club and establish research partnership between junior graduate students and scientists
May 2005Aug 2010

Teaching Assistant/Instructor

Virginia Tech Physics Department
  • Supervised laboratory training of 100+ undergraduates each semester
  • Instructed graduate elective courses on introduction to biophysics for classes of 20 seniors and graduate students and guided their research projects
  • Lectured undergraduate students fundamental physics courses and prepared comprehensive educational and exam materials for evaluation
  • Mentored undergraduate students and helped to increase their academic confidence and to gain skills in both coursework and research
Dec 2003May 2004

Research Associate

Virginia Tech Applied Biosciences Center
  • Designed and built a device called 'smart' bed to non-intrusively monitor patient respiration, heart rate and movement through an integrated system of dual-output fiber optics sensors, a CCD camera, a wireless data transmitter and receiver and a laptop
  • Achieved data collection, processing and visualization with a self-programmed software using Visual C++, and analyzed data with MATLAB
  • Demonstrated the patient monitoring system for clinical trials at Carilion Clinic Sleep Center in Roanoke, VA

Education

May 2011Mar 2012

Continuing Education

North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum
  • Gained knowledge of US FDA regulatory policies and EU regulations on healthcare product development, i.e. GxPs, regulatory pathways, submission processes, compliance and postmarketing surveillance
  • Certified by Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
May 2005Aug 2010

PhD

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Dissertation on computational modeling of specific cellular processes, i.e. cell division in E. coli, pausing phenomena in transcription and enzymic kinetics
  • Developed computational models and studied the physical processes to determine protein subcellular localization, using Monte Carlo simulations, e.g. Gillespie algorithm, programmed in C/C++
  • Published work in IET Systems Biology and presented at national conferences
May 2005Aug 2003

M.S.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Thesis on the design and development of a non-intrusive patient monitoring device integrating fiber optic sensors and remote signal transmitting, processing modules
  • Developed a software in Visual C++ for wireless data collection, signal processing and visualization, and conducted data analysis with MATLAB
  • Work published in Proceedings of SPIE and Measurement Science and Technology and presented at national and international conferences

Skills

Computer Skills
o  Extensive experience in scientific programming (C/C++, MATLAB, Mathematica, Linux shell scripting, LATEX) o  Skilled in word processing, spreadsheet, and graphic presentations (Microsoft office Word, Excel, PowerPoint)   
Chinese
Native speaker

The 'smart' bed device interface

Protein subcellular localization

Community Services

Certifications

Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC)

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)