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Manju Pillai

Medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Work experience

Sep 2014May 2015

Student Researcher

Center for Substance Abuse Research

Dr. Sara J Ward PhD

Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Prepared rats for self-administration
  • Used Von Frey filaments in allodynia testing
  • Utilized elevated plus maze in observing anxiety in mice
  • Dissected mice and performed whole blood perfusion fixation
  • Sectioned brains using cryotome
Aug 2011Jun 2014

Research Volunteer

Temple University Hospital

Dr. Dimitrios Mastrogiannis MD, Dr. Yanhua Li, MD

Team Leader

  • Collected data from patient profiles
  • Organized data for statistical analysis
  • Interviewed and trained new student researchers
  • Attended regular meetings and communicated with project supervisors
Jun 2014Jun 2015

Hotline Volunteer

A Woman's Place
  • Volunteered with hotline for a domestic abuse organization
  • Regularly spoke with men and women in non-crisis situations
  • Explained services and resources offered by organization
  • Connected women with first response, counselors and legal advocates as needed
  • Screened women for shelter
Jun 2011Present

Pharmacy Technician

CVS/Pharmacy
  • Resolves problems with insurance claims
  • Actively communicate with patients as problems arise

Education

Aug 2011May 2015

BS in Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular Biology

Temple University

Certificate of Specialization in Japanese

  • Overall GPA: 3.35. Dean's List: Spring 2013

Skills

Microsoft Office
Japanese