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97 S. Stauffer Dr.

Naperville, IL 60540



Enthusiastic, motivated high school junior with a focus and strong interest in
the Biological Sciences. Engaged in diverse extra-curricular activities –
music and sports. Excellent written and oral communication. Work
effectively in a team and independently. Citizen of USA.


High School Diploma (2011)

Naperville North High School

• All honors and AP level courses in Language, Science, Math and


• Relevant courses:

o AP Biology: A

o Honors Chemistry: B

o Calculus: B


• Extensive reading on the Role of Statins and Primary Open Angle

Glaucoma protection. Currently conducting a clinical study with an

o Selected Readings:
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 Statins and Other Cholesterol-Lowering Medications and

the Presence of Glaucoma – Epstein
 Effect of statin drugs and aspirin on open – angle glaucoma
progression - Jonas
 Simvastatin and Disease Stabilization in Normal Tension
Glaucoma: A Cohort Study – Leung
 Effect of selected antihypertensives, antidiabetics, statins
and diuretics on adjunctive medical treatment of
glaucoma: A population based study – Iskedjian et. al.
 Hypotensive medication, statins and the risk of glaucoma -

• Extensive reading on Nephrolithiasis (formation of kidney stones),

oxalate production in liver cells and its role in primary hyperoxalurias,
cranberry juice and its potential role in preventing urinary tract
infections (UTIs) and peptic ulcers.

o Selected Readings:

 Kidney Stones – Coe et. al.

 Oxalate in renal stone disease: the terminal metabolite

that just won’t go away – Marengo, Romani

 Treatment of Helicobacter pylori – Bytzer, Morain

 Hydroxyproline ingestion and urinary oxalate and glycolate

excretion – Knight, Jiang, Assimos, Holmes

 Control of calcium oxalate crystal structure and cell

adherence by urinary macromolecules – Wesson,
Worchester, Wiessner, Mandel, Kleinman

 Glycolate and glyoxalate metabolism in HepG2 cells –

Baker, Cramer, Kennedy, Assimos, Holmes

 Oxalobacter formigenes and Its Potential Role in Human

Health – Duncan, Richardson, Kaul, Holmes, Allison,


• Swim Instructor at YMCA

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o Working in a group setting, teaching small children basic

swimming techniques

• Clarinetist

o Youth Symphony of Dupage – 1st Chair

o NN Symphonic Wind Ensemble – Section Leader

• Dupage Children’s Museum Volunteer

• Member of NNHS Boys Cross – Country Team

• Member of NNHS Boys Tennis Team

• Captain of NNHS Scholastic Bowl Team

• Member of NNHS Science Bowl Team

• Member of NNHS Science Olympiad

• Member of NNHS Human Rights Club

• Member of NNHS Key Club

• Ma Annapurna Business Project in India


• Received a score of 18 on USABO (USA Biology Olympiad) qualified as

Top 1500 scorers from a pool of 11,000

• 1st Place & 2nd Place in Cell Biology and Experimental Design, Science

• 3rd place Certamen at Illinois Junior Classical League

• Published poem in NNHS Chrysalis (Literature) Magazine

• Received 2nd place at International Bikram Yoga Competition (2008)

and 3rd place in the International Yoga Asana Championships (2009)

• Solo & Ensemble Music Contests – 1st Place