Education- Medical Student-The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio- Long School of Medicine- Class of 2018.
- The University of Texas at Austin (2008-2012) -Major: B.S. Cell and Molecular Biology-High & Special Departmental Honors -Honor Roll, 8/8 semesters
ExperienceI really love teaching and I do my best to make students master the material. The process of teaching is very rewarding to me and I sincerely enjoy it. My qualifications that help me do that are listed below:
1- First-Year Medical School Thoracic Anatomy Tutor October, 2017
- Performed prosections on cadavers, recorded instructional videos, offered guidance to students during anatomy dissections, and tutored students on weekends and weekday evenings to help them better grasp thoracic anatomy.
2- First-Year Medicine Tutor-The University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
- Instructed first year medical students at UTHSA in topics related to Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Basic Pharmacology, and Introductory Physiology.
3- Biochemistry Instructor-UTHSA JAMP Summer Program 06/2015
- Taught a medical biochemistry course to 24 senior pre-medical undergraduate students in their 5-week Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) summer academy at UTHSA; created and delivered 2-hour lectures 4 times weekly, with 3 weekly quizzes and an 80-question final exam.
4- Tutor-UniversityTutor.com 2012-Present
- Tutored high school, college, and nursing students in College-Level Algebra, Calculus I, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, College-Level Calculus-based Physics I, Anatomy, College-Level Biology, Microbiology & Immunology.
5- Preceptor- Peer-Led Undergraduate Study- UT-Austin
- Led and facilitated study groups on a weekly basis for students in Vertebrate Systems Physiology and Biochemistry II.
6- Facilitator-Arabic Circle-Partnership to Advance Languages-UT-Austin 2009-2011
- Taught Arabic to upper-division Arabic majors at UT-Austin; introduced students to the region’s history and culture through various activities.
1- Research Assistant-Congestive Heart Failure Study- Dr. Anand Prasad
- Analyzed data inspecting the relationship between peripheral artery disease (PAD) in heart failure (HF) patients; developed recommendations on screening for PAD in HF patients; presented findings in a poster.
2- Research Assistant-UTHSA-Department of Microbiology-Dr. Joel Baseman
- Investigated the role of Annexin A2 in the binding and trafficking of the Mycoplasma pneumoniae Community Acquired Respiratory Distress Syndrome (CARDS) toxin; designed and conducted experiments elucidating the interaction of Annexin A2 and CARDS toxin, and the intracellular processing of the toxin in different cells lines; interpreted and presented findings in multiple poster presentations; published the results in an article in a peer-reviewed journal as a first co-author.
3-Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. O’Halloran’s Cell Bio Lab, Austin, TX Investigated the role of Hip1r phosphorylation in clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the amoebic species Dictyostelium discoideum. Summarized my findings in an Undergraduate Special Honors Thesis: Investigation of The Role of Hip1r Phosphorylation in Clathrin-mediated Endocytosis in Dictyostelium discoideum.
4-Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Sata’s Molecular Bio Lab, Austin, TX
Identified an unknown genomic DNA sequence from algae Chlorella vulgaris through bioinformatics.
-Published the gene sequence on NCBI’s GenBank: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/JQ697838
Hobbies- Cooking: I love cooking Middle Eastern recipes. When cooking for friends, I mostly make dolmas and spinach stew. I am also into Asian food, and currently exploring Asian recipes.
- Reading: I enjoy non-fiction. I most recently read “Triumphs of Experience” and “The Power of Habit.”
- Running: I run a few miles every other day to decompress and stay healthy. I am currently working on training for a half-marathon.
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