Richard Phan
Richard Phan Ophthalmology Research Assistant at Stanford University School of Medicine

Richard Phan is a reliable, energetic, resourceful, perseverant, tenacious, and motivated individual. They are a first-generation low-income senior student at Stanford University majoring in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. Richard's future aspirations include attending medical school to become a physician who can enhance healthcare in underdeveloped countries lacking in wealth and resources. They are currently working as an Ophthalmology Research Assistant at Stanford University School of Medicine, where they are researching the molecular genetics of ocular diseases. Richard is also experienced as a Course Development Assistant at Stanford University and as a DoorDash Driver, where they gained exceptional customer relations skills and a Top Dasher rating. In addition, they have worked as a San Antonio Regional Hospital Assistant, providing patient care and facilitating communication between patients, visitors, and staff. Richard's academic background includes a Bachelor's degree in Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology from Stanford University, where they have also been involved in lecturing and peer tutoring.

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Full name
Richard Phan
Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Title
Ophthalmology Research Assistant
Industry
Higher Education
LinkedIn Connections
716
Summary
Reliable, Energetic, Resourceful, Perseverant, Tenacious, Motivated, Eager to Learn I am a First-Generation Low-Income (FLI) senior student at Stanford University with an interest in clinical medicine and the biochemical sciences. My major is Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. My future aspirations include attending medical school after my 4 years of undergraduate education in order to become a physician who can take initiative and enhance health care in underdeveloped countries lacking in wealth and resources. I am currently looking for opportunities in clinical settings with the hopes of both broadening my experiences in practical settings as well as applying my critical, flexible thinking skills in the work environment.
Skills
Lecturing Peer Tutoring

Education

Stanford University
Bachelor's degree
Attended in Sep 2019 - Jun 2023
Field of study: Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Etiwanda High School
Attended in Aug 2015 - May 2019

Positions

Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States
Ophthalmology Research Assistant
Jan 2021 - Present

•Researching the molecular genetics of ocular diseases in the Mahajan Lab
•Currently researching to characterize the consequences CAPN5-IRX3 cleavage and investigate IRX3’s role in ADNIV with the hopes of unraveling how CAPN5 activates pathways in intraocular inflammation and uncovering new therapeutic targets

Stanford University
Course Development Assistant
Mar 2022 - Jun 2022
DoorDash
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
DoorDash Driver
Jun 2020 - Jan 2021

• Follow detailed instructions, efficiently navigated, and interacted regularly with the public to deliver meals and grocery orders
• Developed outstanding customer relations through constant verification and communication with the customers and food vendors
• Earned a delivery rating of 4.9, which is a Top Dasher, through consistent, safe, and on-time deliveries
San Antonio Regional Hospital
California, United States
San Antonio Regional Hospital Assistant
Sep 2016 - May 2019

• Devoted over 300 hours working with a team of nurses and volunteers to accommodate patient needs
• Facilitated patient care for approximately 15 patients simultaneously on a weekly basis
• Provided amenities, necessities, and comfort to patients, their families, and their visitors
• Discharged patients, transferred specimen, transported beds, and rounded patient rooms
• Served as a line of communication between the patients, visitors, and staff