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  • DrPlastiks

  • Application cycles: 05/13/2013
  • Demographics: Male, 35, Hispanic
  • Home state: Texas
  • Last Active: 07/06/2013
  • Brief Profile: EDUCATION
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center August 2009-Augsut 2011
    Major: Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics
    GPA: 3.98

    Houston Baptist University (Transferred) August 2006-May 2009
    Major: Bachelor of Science in Biology & Business

    Cumulative College GPA: 3.57/4.0

    UT MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, Texas August 2011-present
    Molecular Geneticist (Full-time)

    Emory Medical School – Atlanta, Georgia May 2011 – August 2011
    Internship (Unpaid)
    • Grand Rounds (Whitehead), Post Clinic conference (Whitehead), DNA laboratory meetings (Decatur), Abnormal rounds (Decatur)
    • Techniques: Blood/microarrays, Pyro/epigenetics, TNR/Southern analysis, Luminex, Sequencing/counseling.
    • I will observe the work flow and data interpretation at these stations. A specific test translation will be assigned to me. I will be expected to complete it during your rotation at Emory genetics laboratory where I will work on primer design.
    AAA Mobile DNA – Houston, Texas June 2008 – July 2010
    DNA Collector (Part-time)
    • Collect buccal DNA samples from prisoners in a state correctional facility to be used in court hearing hearings for DNA analysis.
    • Work with an out of state employer, communicating details of prisoner records, gaining access to correctional facilities, receiving DNA kits, and sending of prisoner samples to labs to be analyzed.
    • Working in a high volume/high security environment and being able to maintain professionalism with the warden, prison guards, and prisoners to assure accurate and efficient samples.
    University of Texas Medical School – Houston, Texas May 2008 – October 2010
    Standardized Patient (Part-time)
    • Provide a learning and assessment resource for UT students.
    • To help teach and evaluate residents and multi-disciplinary staff in multiple functions of their profession, including physical examinations, counseling, interviewing, history-taking, communication skills and personal interaction with patients.
    • A Standardized Patient (SP) is a person carefully recruited and trained to take on the characteristics of a real patient thereby affording the student an opportunity to learn and to be evaluated on learned skills in a simulated clinical environment.

    Completed Upper-level Coursework

    o Medical Genetics
    o Clinical Applications of Molecular Biology
    o Molecular Diagnosis of Genetic Disorders
    o Molecular Diagnosis
    o Hematological Malignancies
    o Advanced Molecular Diagnostic Techniques
    o Molecular Genetics Technology
    o Basic Laboratory Techniques
    o Advanced Hematology & Pathology


    o DNA extraction (hair, whole blood, and buccal)
    o Array cGH and low density arrays
    o Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH)
    o PCR, ASO-PCR and real time PCR.
    o Sanger and Pyrosequencing
    o DNA isolation and spectroscopy
    o RFLP and Electrophoresis
    o Southern and Western Blots
    o Ion exchange and size exclusion chromatography
    o SDS page, HPLC and ELISA
    o Basic techniques in cell culture
    o Preparation of laboratory solutions
    o Basic Microscopy
    o Pipette and micropipette techniques
    o Sterile technique
    o Serology
    o Fragment Analysis (Forensics)
    o Purification and recombination of DNA plasmids
    o Primer design


    **Investigating the Expression of Oncogenic and Tumor Suppressive MicroRNA in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
    **Multiple Myeloma: Assessing the expression of chemokine receptor CXCR4 and microRNA-146a in intra and extramedullary plasmacytoma samples
    **Expression of microRNA-150 & microRNA-155 in Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma
    **Software development for Next Generation sequencing
    **Validation of 3 next generation platforms (Ion Torrent, MiSeq, and HiSeq)
    **Investigating melanoma using ion torrent sequencing instrumentation

  • // Applications //

    Application Cycle One: 05/13/2013

    • Undergraduate college: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    • Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
    • Total MCAT SCORE: 502
    • MCAT Section Scores: B/B 127, C/P 126, CARS 123  
    • Overall GPA: 3.20
    • Science GPA: 3.16

    Summary of Application Experience

    In brief
    AACOMAS cGPA 3.37 sGPA 3.4


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