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Sep 2007Aug 2011


University of California, Los Angeles

Work experience

Jul 2011Present

Research assistant

Laboratory of Neuro Imaging

 Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Cortical mesh generation and semi-automatic grey matter/white matter boundary segmentation using FreeSurfer

Manual tissue segmentation and 3D model generation in traumatic brain injury volumes using 3D slicer

Module creation for workflow applications in MATLAB and LONI Pipeline

Assisted in various tasks related to TBI volume analysis



Measuring to Achieve Patient Safety

Department of Patient Affairs, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Conducted patient safety observations and clinical audits as per the guidelines suggested by the Joint Commission

Shadowed physicians, surgeons, nurses, phlebotomists, and other caregivers throughout all departments to ensure proper patient safety protocols are met (proper hand sanitation between patient contact; patient identification with PIK scanners and/or date of birth before blood draws and medication administration; proper test tube and syringe usage)

Assisted with various needs as requested by medical staff



Driven Automotive Enthusiast, UCLA

Designed and maintained the website for the Driven automotive club at UCLA


Experience using Slicer3D, Freesurfer, Unix, LONI Pipeline

Highly skilled with computers and software Basic skills in MATLAB and C++


Goals: To engage in biomedical research with therapeutic clinical applications in order to achieve advancements in patient care.

While my current research is in traumatic brain injury (TBI), my interests range widely from TBI to medical imaging, developmental neuroscience, learning and memory, and central pattern generators.


UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, viola, music performance, 2007-2008

Studied viola music performance under performer and professor Richard O'Neill

UCLA Philharomia Symphony Orchestra, viola

Violist with UCLA's flagship symphony orchestra

Relevant Coursework


Cellular and Systems Neuroscience

Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience

Behavior and Cognition; Neuroanatomy

Fundamentals in Neuroimaging

Neural Mechanisms Controlling Movement

Neuroscience Laboratory Methods


Abnormal Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Child Developmental Psychology

Adolescent Developmental Psychology


Ecology & Evolution

Cells, Tissues

Organs; GeneticsChemistry

Atomic & Molecular Structure

Acids & Bases


Electrochemistry, Kinetics

Structure of Organic Molecules

Organic Reactions and Pharmaceuticals

General & Organic Chemistry Lab


Biochemical MethodsPhysics


Electricity & Magnetism

Lights, Fluids & ThermodynamicsMath

Calculus up to multivariable




Fourth Annual Neurology Science Day, January 25, 2012

Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine

  • Sheng-Yang M. Goh, Andrei Irimia, John Van Horn. Semi-automatic segmentation and cortical mesh generation in traumatic brain injury MR volumes
    • Presented and first authored poster illustrating the versatility of FreeSurfer and 3DSlicer in the segmentation of brain tissue for cortical mesh generation which has applications in solving the forward problem of EEG through finite element method modeling
  • Andrei Irimia, Sheng-Yang M. Goh, Carinna M. Torgerson, Micah C. Chambers, Jeffry R. Alger, David A. Hovda, Paul M. Vespa, Arthur W. Toga, Ron Kikinis and John D. Van Horn. Quantification ofchanges in cortical network topology caused by traumatic brain injury