Foldscope Instruments, Inc., Director of Strategic Partnerships


Research Experience for Peruvian Undergraduates, Co-director


• All-volunteer organization

& Academia

Stanford University, Postdoctoral researcher in O’Brien Lab


• Research: Establishment of apical polarity in Drosophila Intestinal Epithelium

Stanford University, Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology


• Research: Coordination of junction biogenesis and epithelial integration during differentiation in the Drosophila Intestinal Epithelium. One manuscript published and one in preparation


Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (Peru), B.S. Biology


• Research: Enzymatic kinetic of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pyrazinamidase recombinant without His- tags and the role of metal ions on its activity. Manuscript published

Computer skills

Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

Adobe Illustrator





English (proficient)

Spanish (native)

French (basic)

MATLAB (basic)


Stanford University Diversifying Academia,

Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Fellowship


Stanford University Bio-X Bowes Fellowship (profile)


European Molecular Biology Organization

Short-Term Travel Fellowship


Stanford University ADVANCE Summer Institute Fellowship



Martin JL, Sanders EN, Moreno-Roman P, Koyama LJ, Balachandra S, , Du X, O’Brien E. Long-term live imaging of the Drosophila adult midgut reveals real-time dynamics of division, differentiation and loss. eLife 2018.


Sheen P, Ferrer P, Gilman RH, Christiansen G, Moreno-Roman P, Guiterrez AH, Sotelo J, Evangelista W, Fuentes P, Rueda D, Flores M, Olivera P, Solis J, Pesaresi A, Lamba D, Zimic M. (2012) Role of metal ions on the activity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pyrazinamidase. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 87:153-161.


Annual Drosophila Research Conference, USA - Speaker  03/19

American Society for Cell Biology, USA - Speaker  12/18

10th Annual Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Retreat, Stanford University, USA - Speaker  11/18

Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Cell Polarity, USA -Speaker   08/18

+ Awarded 'Best Seminar talk'

Stem Cell Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA -

Poster 09/17

Bay Area Colossal Drosophila Meeting, Stanford University, USA - Speaker  03/16


'Cellular Dynamics II: Building a Cell' course, Stanford University (BIO 129B), Stanford, USA

Teaching Assistant - Spring 2016
Led discussions focused on the development of critical thinking for upper level undergraduates and graduate students

'Genetics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology' course
(BIO 41), Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Teaching Assistant - Fall 2015
Led review sessions and discussions for ~200 Stanford undergraduates, and gave feedback to the professors on the course content and class activities, graded exams

Stanford Splash, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Volunteer & Instructor - Fall 2013, 2014, 2015
2013 and 2014: Contributed with the execution of the event
2015: Co-designed and co-instructed class on model organisms for 2 cohorts of 25 students from 8th and 10th grade

Science Bus, Stanford University, Stanford, USA

Teacher - 09/13 – 08/14
Contributed to the design of classes for hands-on exploration of diverse science topics by middle schoolers from East Palo Alto. I taught 20 students once per week every other week


Gene cloning and protein expression using recombinant DNA techniques, Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University, Peru

Instructor, Summer 2013
Co-designed, co-led and taught molecular biology techniques to Peruvian undergraduates