Recent graduate in biochemistry
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Location: Baldwin Park, CA, USA
School: UCLA
Field of study: Biochemistry

Recent graduate in biochemistry

ELLEN CHAN
------------ |------------ | Baldwin Park, CA 91706

EDUCATION
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
B.S. Biochemistry, Dec 2020

Pasadena City College (PCC), Pasadena, CA
A.A. Natural Sciences, Jun 2018


EXPERIENCE
Stein Eye Institute, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Feb 2019 – Mar 2020
Research Assistant
- Investigated retinal hemangioblastomas in novel Von Hippel Lindau disease model
- Analyzed effect of artery ligation in ischemic retinas for vision preservation
- Performed cryosectioning, immunohistochemistry, and confocal imaging of murine retinas

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, Jun 2018 – Aug 2018
Research Intern
- Created SOPs and ran water testing to model H2O2/UV oxidation of pollutants for wastewater post-treatment
- Collected and analyzed experimental data to study model pollutant in comparing oxidation methods
- Presented research at conferences and awarded best poster presentation (2nd)

Queen of the Valley Hospital, COPE Health Scholars, West Covina, CA, Feb 2017 – Jan 2018
Projects Coordinator
- Developed and managed short-term and long-term hospital projects and initiatives
- Coordinated bi-rotational program meetings, graduation ceremonies, and recruitment events
- Facilitated quarterly clinical training workshops to train incoming volunteers
- Recruited and interviewed hospital program applicants

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, May 2016 – June 2018
Research Assistant
- Designed and folded DNA structures using computational caDNAno program
- Engaged in community outreach in STEM and sustainable education to disadvantaged high schools
- Presented research poster at 253rd ACS Meeting & Expo

Inter-community & Queen of the Valley Hospital, COPE Health Scholars, West Covina, CA, Nov 2016 – May 2018
Hospital Volunteer
- Interned in Dietary Dept. (3 mo.) taking food orders and serving food trays to 70-100 hospital patients per
shift, adhering to proper hygiene protocols in the food facility and serving
- Assisted in multi-faceted team in emergency room department, nursing, therapy, and laboratory as a liaison
- Provided weekly direct care taking vital signs of patients, patient repositioning, and nurse support

Westfield Santa Anita, Chicken Now, Arcadia, CA, Feb 2014 – Mar 2015
Crewmember
- Managed cashier transactions with customers in high volume quick service restaurant
- Regularly restocked supplies, maintained a clean workstation and performed basic accounting tasks