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Tutor profile: Maria D.

Maria D.
Undergraduate Neuroscience and Chemistry Student at Emory University
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About Maria

About Maria
Maria Dhinojwala is a rising junior at Emory University majoring in Neuroscience and Chemistry. She was a learning assistant for two intro biology courses at Emory University and provided homework help for child refugees in the non-profit Fugees Academy. She is a college advisor for low-income high-school students, and an executive member of Emory’s Running Club. Since her freshman year, Maria has been a lab research assistant and currently works on reducing fear inhibition deficiencies associated with PTSD. Besides binging on Netflix, Maria...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My teaching experience began in middle and high school where I gained experience in public speaking and presenting scientific concepts through science fairs. I’ve earned Second Place and other sponsored awards for projects at statewide fairs, including a $1500 scholarship to Ohio State University. In my freshman year at Emory University, I tutored refugee students with science and math homework for the non-profit organization, Fugees Academy. My sophomore year, I was a Learning Assistant for two introductory biology courses. This position...
Emory University
Bachelor's Degree
2018 - 2022
Emory University
Bachelor's Degree
2018 - 2022

Work Experience

Work Experience
Federal Work-Study Program, Research Assistant
2018 - 2020
For both semesters of my freshman year at Emory, I worked 10-12 hours a week in Dr. Liang’s biochemistry lab which focused on the RNA synthesis machinery of Respiratory Syntactical Virus. I gained experience in recombinant protein production and purification protocols. I am currently working at Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Dr. Dias’s lab on reducing fear inhibition deficines involved in PTSD through optogenetic activation of sub-thalamic cells in the zona incerta.

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