About Me

Love science and research? I do! I’m an extremely enthusiastic researcher with a Ph.D. from the Cell and Molecular Biology program offered jointly from SDSU and UCSD. My dissertation research was on viral persistence in the stem cells of the central nervous system. I enjoy engaging in cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, collaborative team endeavors. I am meticulous in organizing and documenting my research findings and have created customized databases for improved knowledge management. I also enjoy coding/programming and building computers on the side, and have created/managed web sites and databases for academic life science laboratories. I hope to help facilitate the Su Lab’s collaborative efforts.


My Publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.


Ph.D., Biology, UCSD/SDSU Cell/Molecular Bio. Joint Doc. Program
MBA, Business Administration, San Diego State University (SDSU)
BS, Cell Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
BS, Psychology, University of California, San Diego


Recent Posts


MedLit Blitz, Mark2Curathon Results and More

Mark2Curathon Results Sorry for the delay, the Mark2Curathon results are finally in! During the Mark2Cure portion of MedLit Blitz, we had 34 participants contribute over 16,000 annotations. Because both the entity recognition and the relationship extraction tasks are very different from Cochrane's screening task, we had to take some additional considerations when tallying the results. For the...
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The Mark2Curathon starts now!

Our anniversary celebration with Cochrane Crowd is well under way. #MedLitBlitz started with a webinar on Monday, and was followed by the Cochrane screening challenge from Tuesday to Wednesday. During that challenge, over 100 MedLit Blitzers screened 29,494 citations--over nine THOUSAND more than the initial goal of 20,000! But the celebrations aren't over yet. It's now time for the...
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Webinar, Mark2Curathon, and more

It’s citizen science season and we’re in the thick of it! First off, welcome new users! If you found us from the latest SciStarter campaign, feel free ping us on twitter to let us know so we can pass our thanks to the @SciStarter team! We’re very excited to be featured as part of SciStarter’s recent focus/feature on biomedical citizen science! Note, if you complete your SciStarter profile this...
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Celebrating the application of citizen science towards biomedical literature

Upcoming event — Med Lit Blitz! Extracting information from biomedical literature is a huge problem that many researchers are trying to solve computationally. Mark2Cure approaches the biomedical literature problem with citizen science in hopes of enhancing computational methods. Happily, we are no longer alone in this regard! In fact, a year after Mark2Cure officially launched, another citizen...
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New Entity Recognition Mission Available

Pilocarpine is a drug that was frequently identified by our Mark2Cure citizen scientists and volunteers in the previous sets of biomedical literature. It was often found in the context of seizures or tears—both of which are symptoms associated with NGLY1 deficiency. In humans, pilocarpine is used to pre-operatively treat some forms of glaucoma, and to treat the dry eyes associated with Sjögren's...
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