Richard C. Woodard Memorial Endowed Research Award, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA (2013)


Faculty Research and Development Grant, Biola University (2020)
Richard A. and Nora Eccles Harrison Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research Grant (2008)

Professional Development
Science Education Partnership & Assessment Laboratory (SEPAL), SFSU
Community College Biology Faculty Enhancement through Scientific Teaching (CCB FEST) Summer InstituteSummer 2017
Introduction to Online Teaching & LearningOct 2016
Somanautics Workshops, Inc.
6-Days Intensive Hands-on Human Dissection CourseApr 6 – 11, 2015
University of California Davis, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
“Powerful Pedagogy: Using Research-Supported Methods to Teach Effectively”Jan – Mar 2013

Research Experience
Children Hospital of Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, CA
Volunteer Researcher – Principal Investigator: Dr. Michael OdaJan 2014 – July 2015
University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Graduate Student Researcher – Principal Investigator: Dr. John RutledgeJan 2006 – Jun 2013
Laboratory assistant – Principal Investigator: Dr. Amparo VillablancaSept 2004 – Aug 2005
Post graduate researcher – Principal Investigator: Dr. Irwin SegelJul 2003 – Aug 2004

Biola University, la mirada, CA
Pedagogy Development Consultant2020 – Current
Biology Research Committee2020
Biology Sciences Scholarship Committee2019 – Current
School of Science, Technology and Health Research Committee2020 – Current
Director, Summer Molecular Biology Camp for High School Students2020
Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
Career workshopSpring 2018
Resume and CV workshop for Science studentsSpring 2018
Ohlone College, Fremont, CA
International Student mentorSpring 2016
Ohlone Foundation scholarship evaluatorSpring 2016
Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
Judge for Undergraduate Essay ContestFall 2015
Coordinator for Human Physiology LaboratorySpring 2015