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Summer Research Assistant


Mitosis is a form of cell division that has traditionally been categorized into a set of defined stages. When classifying these stages, the distinction between these phases is occasionally unclear and, unfortunately, requires someone to laboriously look at each cell and propose a cell-phase classification. I aimed to create a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) that could recognize the different stages of mitosis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe through unbiased shape recognition.


B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California Santa Cruz 2019

B.S. in Applied Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz 2019

Honors and Awards

UCSC Deans List, 2014, 2017-2018

SACNAS Travel Scholarship, 2016