User:Jessica A. DaMota

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Jessica DaMota

Contact Information

Email: jdamota at lmu dot edu

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Snail Mail Address: 1 LMU Drive MSB 2256, Los Angeles CA 90045

Resume (CV)


  • Major: Biology, B.S.
  • Expected Graduation: May 2021
  • Upper Division Courses
    • Biochemistry, Comparative Anatomy, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology of the Human Genome, Principles of Ecology, Epidemiology
  • Loyola Marymount University

Career Interests & Goals

  • Goal: Begin M.D. Program in 2022
    • Desired Speciality: Pediatrics or OB/GYN
  • Interested in gaining knowledge and experience on the improvement of medicine and public health for marginalized communities

Research Experience

COVID-19 Research Project

Capstone Project

  • Capstone Project performed through Dr. Dahlquist's Lab in the Biology Department of Loyola Marymount University
  • Research focusing on the consequences of TMPRSS2 SNPs on binding interactions that are critical for SARS-CoV-2 cell entry and infection.
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Outline

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, Molecular Biology Application Lab

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • August 2020-Present
  • Oversee student's lab performance and provide feedback for improvement, facilitate an interactive learning environment

Teaching Assistant, General Chemistry Lab

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • August 2019-May 2020
  • Assist with lab setup and cleanup, oversaw and assisted students throughout lab and provided constructive feedback

Facility Attendant, Burns Recreation Center

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • January 2018-August 2019
  • Enforced facility policies to maintain a positive guest experience, accommodated guest's requests and concerns

Personal Interests & Hobbies

  1. Music
  2. Hiking
  3. Cooking

Interest in Biology

  • My interest in biology stems from enjoying the evolving processes that constitute the study of Biology. I enjoy better understanding our natural world through specific detail, and appreciate that new developments and questions arise frequently.

Interest in Computer Science

  • Computer science offers means of communication and understanding through technology, which is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society. Specifically, I appreciate the algorithms and softwares that can be used to apply data to predict outcomes within our society, as has been used during the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • I received a large amount of guidance from Dr. Dahlquist on how to properly format this entry.
  • I contacted Annika Dinulos and Madeleine King via Zoom about questions regarding the creation of this entry on September 1, 2020.
  • I copied and modified the syntax for creating a wiki user page from BIOL368 Week 1.
  • Except for what is noted above, this individual journal entry was completed by me and not copied from another source.

Jessica A. DaMota (talk) 18:17, 7 September 2020 (PDT)


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