My research experiences.

Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility (PPRF)

Undergraduate Research Student

Kallos Laboratory, University of Calgary

(May 2019 - June 2020)

Bioprocess Pilot for the Large-Scale Expansion of Human Schwann Cells

- Designed and performed experiments for the large scale production of human nerve and skin derived Schwann cells required at a clinical scale

- Cultured cell lines in static and stirred suspension bioreactors, marker staining and harvesting

- Optimizing growth factors including feeding, agitation, and seeding densities resulting in a 16+ fold expansion with optimized bioprocess using bioreactors

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education

Undergraduate Research Student

Dr. Rajammanar Ramasubbu/Dr. Zelma Kiss, University of Calgary

(May 2019 - June 2020)

Personality Changes with Subcallosal Cingulate Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression

- Focus on new Theta Burst Stimulation (TBS) study and analyzing data from Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) study and administering Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to patients with TRD (Treatment Resistant Depression)

Skills utilized:

- Linear mixed model analysis of longitudinal repeated mixed measures (SPSS)

- Administrating TMS (visor2 XT - EEG,TMS evaluation)

- Processing EEG data (MATLAB)

- EEG setup (Brain Dynamics Lab)

- MRI Level 1 Training

Ungrin Laboratory Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine

Research Student

Kallos Laboratory, University of Calgary

(July 2016 - August 2017)

Using CRISPR/Cas9 Technology to Model Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD)

- CRISPR-Cas9 Systems, identifying genetic elements through online software, designing gRNA/plasmids, synthesizing elements, delivery mechanisms (nucleofection), Electrophoresis, Cell Culture, bioinformatics.

- Isolating DNA from mouse spleen, FASTA search, primer design through Primer BLAST, Serial Cloner to visualize and plan vector plasmid, Gibson Assembly to construct plasmid

- Presented research at Sanofi BioGenius competition receiving top 5 in Alberta


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