Vikram Ramanujam

Vikram Ramanujam

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Vikram Ramanujam

676 Monticello Place Lane                                                                                      Email: vxr62@case.edu

South Euclid OH, 44143                                                                                          Phone: 216-255-4044

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  • Objective: To obtain a medically related research position at a hospital in the summer
  • Education/Course Work:
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • Degree: Sophomore BSE Candidate in Biomedical Engineering
    • Minors: Chemistry, Political Science
    • Current GPA: 3.25
    • Relevant Coursework:
      •  One semester of engineering core courses: Statics, Circuits, Thermodynamics, Computer Programming, Chemistry of Materials
      • One year of Physics (with lab), Chemistry (with lab), Organic Chemistry
      • Two years of Calculus, Biology (with lab and physiology/biophysics focus)
    • Honors/Awards                    
      • Presidential Scholarship (2008)
      • Dean's High Honors (Fall 2009)
    • Charles F Brush High School
      •  4.0 GPA, Salutatorian of Class (Rank 2 of 405)
      • National Merit Commended Scholar
  • Job Experience:
    • Biochemistry Research Lab student under Dr. Weiss (current)
      •  Learned several valuable techniques such as NMR spectroscopy, Pippetting, and running QM/MM calculations
      • Currently working on a project to design long lasting acting insulin in order to help diabetes patients
    • Cutco Cutlery employee (Summer 2008)
      • Gained valuable people skills including approaching and setting up appointments with strangers, successfully selling a product, dealing with rejection, and giving effective presentations with limited time
  • Volunteer Experience:
    • Junior Ambassador at the Cleveland Clinic (Summer 2006)
    • Volunteer at University Hospital ICU (Summer 2008)
  • Extra-Curricular Activities:
    •   Events Chair of Biomedical Engineering Society
      • Helped organize research fair to connect faculty with students
      • Organized lab tours to introduce students to different specialty sequences
    • Programming Chair for Phi Delta Epsilon (Medical Fraternity)
      • Organized and participated in several volunteer events including Mini-Medical School, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Food Co-op, Children's Miracle Network Banquet
  • References 
    • Dr. Vincent McHale - Department of Political Science, contact at wem@case.edu
    • Dr. Michael Weiss - Department of Biochemistry, contact at maw21@case.edu

Bio-sketch

My name is Vikram Ramanujam and I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering/pre-medical Student at Case Western Reserve University.  During my high school years I spent a reasonable amount of time volunteering at hospitals in the city of Cleveland through both University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic. Doing this allowed me to determine that medicine was the field I really wanted to go into. As a student at Case, I have maintained a solid GPA and taken many medically relevant courses. I was the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship from Case in 2008, and I made the Dean's High Honors List in the fall of 2009. I recently began working in Dr. Weiss' Biochemistry research lab in the fall 2009 to conduct slow acting insulin analysis, in hopes of improving the quality of life for Diabetes patients. I will also be working in his lab in the summer of 2010 on a similar project, conducting fast acting insulin analysis. After doing all of this science and engineering, I like to relax In my free time and play tennis, poker, and XBOX360.