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Education

2017 – present

Tulane University School of Medicine

M.D. Candidate | Class of 2021
DeBakey Scholar Candidate
New Orleans, LA

2015

University of California, Los Angeles

B.S. in Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
Highest Departmental Honor
Minor in Biomedical Research
Los Angeles, CA

Research

Research

2017 – present

Novel Parathyroid Hormone Antagonist Prevents Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis and Cortical Bone Destruction

Mentor: Brian Rowan, PhD | Tulane University School of Medicine | Structural & Cellular Biology | New Orleans, LA

2017 – 2018

Eradicating Breast Cancer Stem Cells: A Review of Novel Therapies

Mentor: Murali Anbalagan, PhD | Tulane University School of Medicine | Structural & Cellular Biology | manuscript submitted | New Orleans, LA

2015 – 2017

Rates of Seroma are Not Increased when Combining Liposuction with Progressive Tension Suture Abdominoplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 619 Patients

Mentor: Daniel Gould, MD/PhD | University of Southern California | Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery | Los Angeles, CA

2013 – 2015

Mitochondrial Cross Talk Suggests Importance of Environmental Agents in Regulating Cell Proliferation and Tissue Development

Mentor: Utpal Banerjee, PhD | University of California, Los Angeles | Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology | Los Angeles, CA

Teaching

Teaching

2012 – 2017

Self-employed Tutor: Math & Chemistry

Los Angeles, CA

2012 – 2013

Teaching Assistant: Genetic Analysis and Biotechnology

Professor: Jamie Beavers, MS/LCGC | Los Angeles Pierce College | Biological Sciences | Los Angeles, CA

Leadership

Leadership

2018 – present

Founder/Editor – USMLfree.com, A Medical Student Resource

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2017 – present

Clinic Leader – Ozanam Inn Tuberculosis Clinic

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2017 – present

Vice President – Medical Entrepreneurship Interest Group

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2014 – 2016

Cofounder – Instantlancer.com, A Freelancer Locator App

Blackstone Launchpad at UCLA | Los Angeles, CA

2012 – 2013

President – Rotaract Community Service Group

Los Angeles Pierce College | Los Angeles, CA

Publications

Publications

2018
Gould DJ, Macias LH, Saeg F, Dauwe P, Hammoudeh Z, Stevens GW. Seroma rates are not increased when combining liposuction with progressive tension suture abdominoplasty: A retrospective cohort study of 619 patients. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2018; Jan: doi:10.1093/asj/sjx235. Epub 2018 Jan 18.

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations

2015

“Mitochondrial Cross Talk Suggests Importance of Environmental Agents in Regulating Cell Proliferation and Tissue Development.”

Presented at UCLA Research Poster Day, Pauley Pavilion, University of California, Los Angeles, May, 2015

2015

“Mitochondrial Cross Talk Suggests Importance of Environmental Agents in Regulating Cell Proliferation and Tissue Development.”

Presented to Department of Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology, Hershey Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, May, 2015

2015

“Mitochondrial Cross Talk Suggests Importance of Environmental Agents in Regulating Cell Proliferation and Tissue Development.”

Presented at Biomedical Research Symposium, Hershey Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, May, 2015

2014

“Why Do Research In Undergrad & The Biomedical Research Minor”

Presented to Genetic Analysis & Biotechnology Upperclassmen, Center For Sciences, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles, California, February, 2014

Awards

Awards

2018

DeBakey Scholars Program Summer Research Fellow

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2017

Dr. Howard and Brenda B. Sheridan Scholarship

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2017

Frank P. Tagliarini, M.D. Medical Student Scholarship

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2017

The William Strange Memorial Scholarship

Tulane University School of Medicine | New Orleans, LA

2015

Highest Departmental Honor in Research

University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

2015

President’s Honor List

University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

2014

UCLA CARE Research Scholar

University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

2013

Lew & Edie Wasserman Scholarship

University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

2013

UCLA Alumni Scholarship

University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

2013

Undergraduate Research Fellow

University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

Languages

Languages

hobbies

Hobbies

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