Aditi Pallod
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Location: Breinigsville, PA, USA
School: Penn State University
Field of Study: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Aditi Pallod

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Expected 2023
The Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College, University Park, PA

Relevant Experience
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Dr. Chang’s Biobehavioral Health Lab Penn State University
 Studying inter-relationships of sleep physiology and behavior 2019-Present
 Analyzing data from a Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study conducted by Princeton and Columbia
University to find the association between drug use in parents and child’s sleep patterns
 Skills: SPSS, SAS, linear/logistic regression, neural networks

Biochemistry Research: Water Purification of Toxic Metals Using Various Organic Materials
 Measured absorbance of arsenic and lead in filtrate purified by fruit peels and grass Cedar Crest College
 Skills: atomic absorbance spectrophotometry, laboratory procedures, ANOVA Analysis 2017-2018

Neurobiology Internship Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
 Studied glioblastoma cells and created research proposal for growing prostate cells in hydrogel scaffolds 2017
 Awarded a stipend of $1,500 through Emperor Science Award

Biochemistry Research: Using Thiol:Ene Chemistry and Tissue Engineering to Sustain Stem Cells in Hydrogels
Developed hydrogels under UV light; utilized inverted microscope and Live Dead Cell Assay Lehigh University
 Skills: Imagej and Matlab; $275 award & presented project at American Chemical Association 2016-2017

Biochemistry Research: Inducing Cancer Cell Death by Inhibiting the Plexin A3 Receptor Using pHLIP
 Inserted pH Low Insertion Peptide (pHLIP) to the plasma membrane of E. coli Lehigh University
 Used PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) to isolate plasmid DNA with antibiotic resistance 2015-2016
 Awarded $1000 from Parenteral Drug Company and presentation at Nano Day at the University of Pennsylvania

Leadership and Activities
Tennis: Girls’ Varsity Captain Parkland High School (2018)
 Managed communications between 20+ team members and 2nd place at Eastern PA Conference Championships
Health Occupations Students of America: Founder and President Parkland High School
 Biomedical Laboratory Science; studied medical laboratory techniques and biotech concepts 2017- 2019
 Lead group to International Conference and 1 st place at State Leadership Conference
Future Einstein’s Parkland High School
 Taught elementary school students’ scientific concepts during weekly lessons 2016-2019
 Conducted hands-on, collaborative labs to foster an interest in STEM
Tutor at Mid-State Literacy Council (https://www.mid-stateliteracycouncil.org/) 2020-Present
 Nonprofit organization; teaching computer and English literacy
Peer Mentor at TutorBridge (www.tutorbridge.org) 2020-Present
 Educating five K-12 students to improve math and reading skills
Content Contributor: Agora Media (http://agoramedia.co) 2018-Present
 Nonprofit-pending organization; contributing articles based around a connectivity mentality and current events

Certifications
 NCHSE (National Consortium for Health Science Education) Certification in Biotechnology
 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Member
Awards
 National Science Olympiad 2013-2015
o Gold medal for Bio-Process Lab, a biology & chemistry-based topic with a lab component; $1000 award

research experience, science, biology, biobehavioral health, dry lab, wet lab