BA, University of Pennsylvania, Medical Sciences (Neuroscience)
Washington University in St Louis (PhD)
Hello! I am a 43 female Neuroscientist with both a BA and PhD in this subject who has recently moved to Boulder county after living in Europe for 16 years. I have worked for 16 years as a research scientists and project manager in the pharmaceutical, academic and non-profit sectors on diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and malaria. I have over 20 years of experience in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and most recently pharmaceutical and drug development, including toxicology and clinical trials. Throughout my scientific career I lectured graduate students and scientific colleagues in a variety of settings including in-company department meetings and international conferences. I am an engaging and confident public speaker who enjoys giving lectures and explaining scientific concepts. I left my job in 2014 to travel around the world for 2 years and have recently relocated to Boulder where I plan to eventually start my own business. In the meantime I am keen to do some science tutoring! In the past 2 years I have been tutoring kids and young adults with high functioning autism in a variety of subjects from global warming to the genetics of autism. I look forward to hearing back from you!
I have a PhD in Neuroscience and worked for over 21 years in these subjects, doing either scientific research or giving lectures to graduate students and scientific peers. My PhD was on understanding the mechanisms of Parkinson's disease and in my thesis did extensive biochemical, cellular and genetics research.
I started tutoring in the last years when my brother's wife asked me to help homeschool my niece who has high functioning, non verbal autism. I eventually began teaching group lectures to autistic students who want to go to college and realized how much I enjoyed working with young people, motivating them to learn and making science more interesting by explaining concepts in an understandable manner. Given my background in clinical research, I am able to highlight the medical applications related to biology and genetics and explain how these concepts help us understand human diseases. Hello! I am a 43 female Neuroscientist with both a BA and PhD in this subject who has recently moved to Boulder county after living in Europe for 16 years. I have worked for 16 years as a research scientists and project manager in the pharmaceutical, academic and non-profit sectors on diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease,
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I studied genetics during my bachelor and PhD in Neuroscience (at least 3 semesters of advanced genetics). I have also used genetics research extensively during my PhD research conducting many laboratory experiments cloning genes, inducing mutations, etc. I have also used and studied genetics during my work in the pharmaceutical sector, understanding how different mutations cause various disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, in the creation in genetic animal models (knock out mice etc), and also in diagnostic settings.
I worked for 11 years in the development of medicines for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and most recently malaria. Pharmacology is an obligate component of developing new drugs as animal models must be developed and used to study the effects of those drugs on receptors, enzymes, etc. In addition to in vivo animal pharmacology experiments I have also set up animal toxicology programs where drug effects are tested, as well as human clinical studies, where the pharmacological effects of these drugs on various organ systems are studied (herpetology, haematology, neurology, etc).