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Leanne Kuwahara

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Loyola Marymount University: Department of Biology

1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045

Career Goal

To work as a criminalist in a government crime laboratory.


  • School: Loyola Marymount University
    • Major: Biology | Minor: Chemistry
    • Expected Graduation Date: May 2019
    • Upper Division Science Courses:
    1. Urban Ecology + Lab
    2. Plant Interactions
    3. Biostatistical Analysis
    4. Chemical Neurophysiology
    5. General Physiology + Lab
    6. Cell Biology Lab
    1. Forensic Chemistry
    2. Biochemistry
    3. Microbial Genomics Lab
    4. Biomathmatical Modeling
    5. Analytical Chemistry

Research Experience

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program | Memphis, TN | May 2018-August 2018
Mittag Lab: Structural Biology
  • Worked to identify the role of tyrosine residues in liquid-liquid phase separation of hnRNPA1
Loyola Marymount University | Los Angeles, CA | December 2018-Current
Covino Lab: Department of Biology
  • Worked to identify migratory patterns of the Setophaga petechia (Yellow Warbler) by analyzing the hydrogen isotopes in the tail feathers.

Work Experience

General Chemistry Lab TA
Loyola Marymount University: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry | August 2018-Current
  • Oversee the safety and general lab practices of over 15 Chemistry students
  • Grade student lab reports within one week
  • Provide feedback that improves the student's overall experience in the course
Intramural Sports Supervisor
Loyola Marymount University: Department of Campus Recreation | August 2017-May 2018
  • Trained over 20 officials in the rules of 8 sports, including flag football, basketball, and soccer
  • Oversaw a team of 4 officials during game shifts
  • Served as the bridge between players and management

Personal Interests

  1. Basketball
  2. Guitar/ukulele
  3. Puzzles
  • Favorite aspect of Biology: I enjoy learning about the human body and how it functions as a whole unit on the molecular level. I also enjoy working in a laboratory setting and pipetting.
  • Favorite aspect of Mathematics: I like that there is always a correct answer, but that you can be creative in the way you get to that answer.

BIOL388 Assignments



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  • Stewart, I. (2006) Letters to a Young Mathematician, New York, NY: Basic Books, pp. 1-10, 45-52.
  • Janovy, J. (1996) On Becoming a Biologist (2nd ed.), Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, pp. 1-33.
  • Assignment Page: Assignment-Week 1
  • Journal Entry: Week 1
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Leanne Kuwahara (talk) 19:11, 28 January 2019 (PST)