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Ph.D. Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz,CA
June, 2010 – June 2016

B.S. Biology with a minor in Chemistry, Cum Laude
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo,CA
August 2006 – June, 2009

Transfer Student
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
2002-2009

Transfer Student
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
1999-2002

 

Research Experience

Postdoctoral Associate
Dr. Carrie Adler
Department of Molecular Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Regulation of pharynx regeneration in planria
2016 – present

Doctoral Dissertation
Dr. Needhi Bhalla
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz
Spindle checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor meiotic synapsis in C. elegans
2011 – 2016

Summer Intern     
Dr. Paula Murphy
Department of Zoology
Trinity College Dublin
Use of a conserved gene family, Sfrps, across embryos of vertebrate species
Summer, 2009

Independent Undergraduate Research
Dr. Charles Sackerson
Department of Biology
California State University Channel Islands
Regulation of Drosophila even-skipped and sea mammal myoglobin during development
2007-2008

 

Publications (peer-reviewed)

Bohr, T., Nelson, C. R. and Bhalla, N. (2015) Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor meiotic synapsis in C. elegans. J. Cell Biol. 211: 233-242.

Bohr, T., Ashley, G., Eggleston, E, Firestone, K and Bhalla, N. (2016) Synaptonemal complex components are required for meiotic checkpoints in C. elegans. Genetics.

 

Honors, Fellowships and Awards

Chancellor’s Achievement Awards for Diversity, University of California Santa Cruz,
May, 2016

Alumni Association’s 2015-2016 Graduate Service Award, University of California Santa Cruz
September, 2015

Marilyn C. and Raymond E. Davis Memorial Scholarship, University of California Santa Cruz
June, 2015

Genetics Society of America Poster Award, 19th International C. elegans Meeting
June 30, 2013

National Institutes of Health Training Grant Fellowship
2012-2013

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin
Summer, 2009

Semester Honors, California State University Channel Islands
2007-2009

National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Award
2006-2008

 

Grants

National Institutes of Health Pre-doctoral Training Grant, T32GM008646
2012-2013

Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Training Grant, R25GM058903
2010-2012

 

Presentations

Talks

“Integrating scientific practices into the classroom”
STEM Active Learning Seminar Series
Santa Cruz, CA
October 8, 2015

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
20th International C. elegans Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
June 25, 2015

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
Bay Area Worm Meeting
San Francisco, CA
May 2, 2015

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
ASCB Bay Area Centromere and Chromosome Dynamics Meeting
Santa Cruz, CA
January 8, 2015

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins monitor synapsis during meiosis in C. elegans
Bay Area Worm Meeting
Santa Cruz, CA
March 26, 2012

Posters

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
Gordon Research Conference, Meiosis
New London, NH
June 2, 2014

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
Gordon Research Seminar, Meiosis
New London, NH
May 31, 2014

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
Bay Area Worm Meeting
Palo Alto, CA
April 26, 2014

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during meiosis in C. elegans
19th International C. elegans Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
June 28, 2013

“Spindle assembly checkpoint proteins regulate and monitor synapsis during C. elegans meiosis”
C. elegans
Development, Cell Biology & Gene Expression Meeting
Madison, WI
June 7, 2012

 

Mentoring

Undergraduate Research Mentor
Adler Lab Trainees: Elif Magemizoglu
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Fall, 2017-present

Graduate Rotation Student Mentor
Adler Lab Trainees: Megan Rothstein & Tara Hall
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Spring, 2017

Undergraduate Research Mentor
Bhalla Lab Trainees: Erin Klee, Evan Eggleston, Kyra Firestone & Guin Ashely
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Winter, 2013-present

Graduate Rotation Student Mentor
Bhalla Lab Trainees: Robert Sommer, Braden Larson
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Spring, 2012 & Winter 2016

 

Teaching

Research Facilitator
Neuronal Cell Biology
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
July 15-31, 2017

Lecturer
BIO 101: Molecular Biology
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Summer Session 1, 2016

Guest Lecturer
BIO 20A: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: Ian Marcus
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
February 24-26, 2016

Guest Lecturer
BIO 20A: Cell and Molecular Biology
Instructor: John Tamkun
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
July 22, 2015

Teaching Assistant
BIO105L: Genetics Lab
Instructor: Jeremy Lee
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Spring, 2015

Design Team Lead and Facilitator for Inquiry Activity
Meiosis Demonstration Lab Inquiry Activity
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Active Learning Initiative
Institute for Science and Engineer Educators Professional Development Program
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
May 30, 2015

Facilitator for Inquiry Activity
Drosophila Genetic Mapping Inquiry Activity
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development and The Maximizing Access to Research Careers Summer Institutes
Institute for Science and Engineer Educators Professional Development Program
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
July 1-3, 2014

Teaching Assistant
BIOL105: Genetics Lecture
Instructor: Needhi Bhalla
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Fall, 2013

 

Pedagogical Training & Professional Development

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
October, 2015

Certificate in Teaching Innovative Laboratory Experiences
Institute for Science and Engineer Educators
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
October, 2015

Image Processing and Analysis workshop
Advanced Imaging Center at HHMI’s Janelia Farm & UCSC Life Sciences Microscopy Center
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
July 20, 2015

Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)
Coursera Online Course, Vanderbilt University
Fall Quarter, 2014

Design Institute
Institute for Science and Engineer Educators Professional Development Program
Santa Cruz, CA
April, 2014 & 2015

Inquiry Institute
Institute for Science and Engineer Educators Professional Development Program
Monterey, CA
March, 2014 & 2015

Graduate Student Leadership Certificate Program
Division of Graduate Studies
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Winter Quarter, 2014

Mentor Training Course
STEM Diversity and CBSE Research Mentoring Institute Programs
University of California Santa Cruz, CA
Fall, 2012

 

Chaired Meetings

ASCB Bay Area Centromere and Chromosome Dynamics Meeting
Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz, CA
January 8, 2015

 

Professional Societies

Member, American Society of Cell Biology
2013-2015

Member, Genetics Society of America
2013-2016

 

Service

Postdoctoral Representative
STEM Active Learning Seminar
OISE Graduate School Diversity Advisory Council, Cornell University
September, 2017-present

Co-founder and Organizer
STEM Active Learning Seminar
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
October, 2015-present

Co-Founder and Organizer
Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program for Graduate Students
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
September, 2015-present

ACCCCI Graduate Student Representative
Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
September, 2014-June 2016

Panel Member
Demystifying Oral Exams
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
February 19, 2014

Graduate Admissions Committee Student Representative
Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
2012-2013

 

Outreach

Science & Postdoctoral Communications Officer
Graduate Women in Science Ithaca Chapter
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
August, 2017-Present

Founder & Organizer
Science on Tap
Ithaca, NY
September, 2017-Present

Outreach Coordinator
Women in Science & Engineering
University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
August, 2014-June 2016

Facilitator: Strawberry DNA Extraction Workshop
Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery
Capitola, CA
May 16, 2015

Career Week Presenter
San Lorenzo Vally Elementary, Felton, Ca
February 20, 2015

Science Fair Judge
Watsonville County Science Fair, Watsonville, CA
March 8, 2014

Science Fair Judge
Westlake Elementary School, Santa Cruz, CA
February 5, 2014

Microscope Booth Lead
California State University Channel Islands Science Carnival
Thurgood-Marshall Elementary School, Camarillo, CA
November 2, 2013

Facilitator: Strawberry DNA Extraction Workshop
Expanding Your Horizons STEM Conference for Girls Grades 5-10
Hartnell College, Salinas CA
November 23, 2013

 

References

Available Upon Request