Curriculum Vitae

 

Current Position

Aug 2017 – present Associate Professor, Chemistry Department, Western Connecticut State University
Aug 2012 – 2017 Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department, Western Connecticut State University

 

Previous Positions

Jan 2011 – Aug 2012 Alexander von Humboldt fellow at Giessen University, 35392, Giessen, Germany
Sep 2009 – Dec 2010 Scientist. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 352 Knotter Dr, Cheshire, CT 06518, USA
May 2005 – Sep 2009 Postdoctoral Associate, Yates Laboratory, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
Sep 1999 – May 2005 Research Assistant, University of California San Diego
Jan 2000 – Dec 2000 Teaching Assistant, University of California San Diego

 

Education

2005 PhD., Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth A. Komives
Project: Correlations Between Dynamic Motions and Function in Thrombomodulin as it interacts with Thrombin
2001 Masters of Science, Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
1999 Bachelors of Science, Chemistry
Departmento de QuĂ­mica, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

 

Teaching Experience

Instructor
General Chemistry I
Survey of Chemistry I and II
Biochemistry I and II
Biochemistry Lab
Co-Instructor
Topics on Molecular Biology and genetical variation.
Topics on Cell Biology.
Special Topics in Biochemistry.
Practical Course of Biochemistry II.


Funding, Honors and Awards

2018 CSU-AAUP Grant
2017 Faculty development award
2017 CSU-AAUP Grant
2015 Faculty development award
2015 Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women travel award to present at the Biophysical Society meeting
2014 CSU-AAUP Grant
2014 WCSU Minority Recruitment and Retention Award at WCSU
2014 Mini-grant for flipping the classroom
2013 CSU-AAUP Grant
2013 WCSU Faculty Development Award
2012 WCSU Minority Recruitment and Retention Award at WCSU
2011 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
2009 Diversity Supplement Grant under ARRA
2007 DAAD short term visit fellowship
2007-2009 NIH funded exploratory/developmental grant R21
2000-2002 American Heart Association-Western States Fellowship
2001-2004 Molecular Biophysics Training Grant. Affiliated Awardee funded by NIH
1994-1999 Various Academic Stimuli during undergraduate education

 

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