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

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 Institute Summer 2017
Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning Oct 2016
Somanautics Workshops, Inc.
6-Days Intensive Hands-on Human Dissection Course Apr 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 Oda Jan 2014 – July 2015
University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Graduate Student Researcher – Principal Investigator: Dr. John Rutledge Jan 2006 – Jun 2013
Laboratory assistant – Principal Investigator: Dr. Amparo Villablanca Sept 2004 – Aug 2005
Post graduate researcher – Principal Investigator: Dr. Irwin Segel Jul 2003 – Aug 2004


Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
Career workshop Spring 2018
Resume and CV workshop for Science students Spring 2018
Ohlone College, Fremont, CA
International Student mentor Spring 2016
Ohlone Foundation scholarship evaluator Spring 2016
Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA
Judge for Undergraduate Essay Contest Fall 2015
Coordinator for Human Physiology Laboratory Spring 2015