Edward Ayoub, PhD

TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Education

PhD | Pharmacology 

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York – 2019

MS | Pharmacology 

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York – 2016

BS | Biology

Long Island University – Brooklyn, New York – 2014

Academic Services

Host – Dr. Ehsan Sarafraz-Yazdi 
University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 
June 2019
 Ehsan Sarafraz-Yazdi, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Founder and CEO of NomoCan Pharmaceutials, LLC
• Dr. Yazdi spent a day at URMC, connected with faculty and students (link), and presented a seminar at the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology (CMPP) highlighting a new microfluidic system to study anti-cancer drug responses ex-vivo
Dr. Yazdi also shared his vision and inspiration to start his own pharmaceutical company at a URBEST Career Story organized by Dr. Tracey Baas.
Trainee URBEST 
University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 
September 2016 - August 2019
• Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (URBEST) is an NIH funded program that focuses on enhancing training opportunities for early career scientists and prepare them for a variety of career options in the dynamic biomedical workforce landscape.
• URBEST Program aims to increase the confidence and motivation of trainees to identify and pursue their career goals, and to reduce training time by enabling trainees to more efficiently direct their efforts.
• I received URBEST certification in January 2020 for participating in career activities such as workshops, retreats, and courses focused on leadership, team management, and career development during the period of my training.
Trainee  Project for Vice Dean
University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 
February 2019 - March 2019
• Work with Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine and Dentistry (Dr. Stephen Dewhurst) on a Mental Health project for the Psychiatric Department at the URMC.
• Refine my leadership and management skills by assisting in project execution.
Volunteer STEM Around the World 
June 2018
• Presented to 8-12 graders the drive behind my passion to science, and how it started when I was at their age.
Offered my perspective on how an interest in science transcends nationality with scientists from countries including (India, Portugal, and Rwanda) in a group discussion. 
March 2018
• Part of the series Productive Mentorship: Bringing Out the Best in Your Students.
• Offered my perspective on the mentor-mentee relationship in a research context.

Instructor PHP100 Medical Pharmacology
University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 
May 2017
• Facilitated small group sessions for first-year University of Rochester medical students.
• Carried two group discussions titled: 
      1- Factors Affecting Drug Dose.
      2- Drug metabolism and drug interactions (Clinical Case).

Poster Judge
New York STEP – Rochester, New York 
March 2017
• Attended a set of poster presentations, and reviewed the students' performances.
• Judged posters based on format, introduction, abstract, methods, results, conclusions, and the ability of the students to discuss their work.
• Recorded, and submitted my feedback that helped along with other judges' feedback in determining the winners of the contest.
Tutor – IND409 Cell Biology
University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 
October 2016 – December 2016
• Helped struggling grad-students taking IND409 Cell Biology.
• Assisted students by carrying series of one-on-one weekly sessions that focuses on improving their performance in class.
Teacher Assistant – PHP447 Signal Transduction
University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 
January 2016 – May 2016 
• Assisted students with the course material, answered their question, and addressed their course-related concerns.
• Conducted review sessions prior to each exams in coordination with other teacher assistants.
Freelance Tutor 
Brooklyn, New York                      
June 2012 – June 2014
• Provided adults with one on one tutoring in math and sciences.

Journal Clubs Involvement

Chromatin & Epigenetics Journal Club

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 

Signal Transduction Journal Club

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 

Workshops

Mentoring Up Workshop

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York

February 2019

 Tracey Baas talked about how to be an active participant in the mentoring relationships by shifting the emphasis from the mentors’ responsibilities in the mentor-mentee relationship to equal emphasis on the contributions of the mentee. 

• URBEST Mentoring Up is led by Dr. Tracey Baas and is part of Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (URBEST).

Presentation Skills Workshop

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 

August 2018
• Dr. Alan Grossfield explained how to give effective scientific talks.

Genomic Data Analysis Workshop

University of Rochester Medical Center – Rochester, New York 

July 2018
Focused on performing analyses on RNA-Seq data using the R language and R studio.
• Described the importance of experimental design as it relates to RNA-Seq.

Work Experience

Traffic Data Analyzer - Part Time
Trip Consultants USA, Inc. – Brooklyn, New York                  
March 2014 – November 2015
• Imported and studied data for traffic and bikes movements in various locations.
• Generated traffic analysis reports using TRAXPro and Centurion Gold approved and used by various clients including MTA.
Professional Photographer - Part Time
Albano Tile Setters Inc. – Brooklyn, New York  
November 2013 – June 2014
• Took promotional pictures of finished tile projects using professional camera and retouch images using Adobe Photoshop.
Field Surveyor - Part Time
Trip Consultants USA, Inc. – Brooklyn, New York
June 2012 – June 2014
• Recorded traffic and bikes movements during different periods of the day and in various locations.

Laboratory Skills

  • ATAC-seq data analysis
  • Complete blood count
    • Heska - HemaTrue™
    • Scil Vet abc Plus
  • Cell culture
  • Confocal microscopy
  • CyTOF
  • Flow cytometry - Designing flow panels
  • Flow cytometry - Proficient in using
    • BD™ LSR II
    • BD Accuri™ C6 
  • Genomic Data Analysis using R Studio
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • In-vivo, and in-vitro tissue fixation 
  • Isolation of DNA from blood/tissue
  • Lab safety training
    • Biological/Chemical/Physical/Animal
  • Microtome to prepare tissue sections
  • Mutagenesis 
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Protein purification
  • Quantitate PCR
  • Radioactive material handling 
  • Radionuclide labeling
  • Reverse transcription reaction
  • Southern blotting
  • Western blotting
  • Whole tissue staining

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in 
          -Adobe Illustrator 
          -Adobe Photoshop 
          -Autodesk 3ds Max
          -DNASTAR SeqBuilder
          -Microsoft Excel
          -FlowJo
          -Microsoft Word
          -Microsoft Outlook
          -Microsoft Power Point
          -Microsoft Publisher
          -R Studio
          -UCSF Chimera
  •  Web Design 

-Edward Ayoub Personal Website

-On Point Estimating 

Language Skills

  • Fluent in Arabic 
  • Basic conversational French