Pharmacologist / Graduate Research Assistant
Experimental design and execution of rodent inhaled drugs of abuse self-administration and drug discrimination research (testing included nicotine and mecamylamine). Design and execution of secondary studies related to methoxyflurane and midazolam initiation, use and cessation. Analyzed 20+ publications of human subjective effects survey/ structured interviews to develop rodent protocols and justification of experiments. Independently navigated challenges with forethought and decided on a corrective action then presented the resolution alternatives to direct supervisor in weekly meetings. Monitored workflow for 8-10 rotating students.
- Synthesized key findings in PowerPoint and poster presentations for 12+ domestic and international conferences.
- 1st place poster presentation in“ Medical Sciences” section at Virginia Academy of Sciences, May 2013.
- Travel award recipient from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).
- Travel award recipient from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology-Minority Access to Research Careers (FASEB-MARC) April 2013.