From May 2016 to June 2017, I was a student researcher at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (at the National Institutes of Health) under Dr. Jeffery Miller. I studied the effects of puromycin selection on the transcriptomes (RNA-Seq profiles) of primary human erythroblasts. To do this, I integrated multiple bioinformatics scripts bioinformatic scripts such as Cufflinks and TopHat. I was awarded as a Regeneron Science Talent Search (STS) Semifinalist for this work.
From July 2015 to August 2015, I was a research intern at the University of Maryland Dept. of Geographical Sciences under Dr. Chengquan Huang. I studied Landsat data and images to determine the different types and amounts of land cover and vegetation/carbon dynamics throughout the United States.