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Neeta Youmna Yousaf

 

 

 

EDUCATION

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Biology Minor: Political Science GPA: 3.89

 

Awards: Dean’s List, Duchesne Scholar, International Leadership and International Community Service Awards, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Award Nominee

 

Thesis: The anticarcinogenic and neuroprotective properties of sodium dichloroacetate and other potent bioantioxidant polyphenols on neuroblastoma cells lines;

Awarded Frank G. Brooks award at Tribeta 2012 Northeast District I Convention

 

EXPERIENCE

PepsiCo R&D, Valhalla, NY

Product Development Intern, Jan 2012 –May 2012

Experienced in coordinating and performing independent and team product experiments in laboratory and pilot facilities in addition to collecting, entering and analyzing beverage data

 

American Society for Cell Biology Annual Conference, Denver CO

Student Researcher, Sep 2011- Dec 2011

Co-presented study on the effective inhibition of growth rate and induction of apoptosis in two adherent and suspension cancer cell lines using various Ginseng (Panax) species

 

 

Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, Washington D.C.

Student Researcher, May 2011- Nov 2011

Co-presented study on enhancement of neuroprotective properties of Silybinin and Silymarin in an in vitro Parkinson’s Disease Model in two neuroblastoma cell lines

 

 

 

Human Rights Commission (HRC) of Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan

Research Intern, May 2009- August 2009

Compiled data for a comprehensive 5 year report discussing causes and trends of violence against women in Pakistan; report is being used for advocacy by the HRC and NGOs

 

ACTIVITIES

Science and Technology Entry Program

Chemistry, Geometry & Biology Tutor, 2009- Current

Developed and taught preparatory curriculum for NY Regents exam for high school students

 

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

Academic Resource Center

Supplemental Instructor, 2009-2011

Attended Principles of Biology I class and recorded notes, prepared review sheets and conducted weekly review sessions for 5-15 students

Tutor for Biology, 2009-2011

Provided individual guidance for students in core biology courses

 

Sociology/Women’s Studies and World Religions Departments

Teaching Assistant, 2009-2011

Assisted 3 senior faculty members in developing curricula and syllabi and mentored 50 freshmen with college-level writing course selection, campus life and student activities

 

LAB SKILLS

 

Cell Culture, Histotechnique, PCR, Forensic Analysis (Serology, Fingerprinting, Hair/Fiber/Drug and Blood Spatter Analysis), Beverage production

 

SKILLS

 

COMPUTER: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher

LANGUAGES: Urdu and Punjabi; Conversant in Hindi ; Survival Spanish

 

LEADERSHIP

Member, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society

President, Seeds of Peace Club; 2010-2011

Academic Representative, Student Government Association; 2010-2012

 

 

 

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