Jesse S. Smith, L.Ac., MTCM

3562 Elk Ave.  Chico, CA 95928

(530) 828-6466   jsmith91@csuchico.edu

 

 

 

Education

         

Master's Candidate in Biology,

California State University, Chico

2014-2016

Advisor: Dr. David Stachura

 

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Studies,

2009-2012

 

Master’s of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM),

Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA 

2008

 

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology,

University of California Santa Cruz,

2001

 

Credentials

 

California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)  License #13018

February 2009

 

Certificate of Specialty: Five Branches University

Sports Medicine, Trauma and Orthopedics.

 

Teaching Experience

 

Instructor, Human Anatomy

Dept. of Biological Sciences, CSU, Chico, 2015

 

Faculty Instructor

Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA, 2009-2011

 

Teaching Assistant

Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA, 2007-2008

 

Academic Tutor

Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA, 2006-2008

 

Senior Supervisor/Instructor

Office of Physical Education, Recreation and Sports

University of California, Santa Cruz, 2001-2005

 

 

Research Experience

Graduate Researcher

California State University, Chico, 2014-2016

Advisor: Dr. David Stachura

  • Zebrafish hematopoiesis and hematopoietic dysregulation

  • Cytokine activity in zebrafish hemapotoiesis

  • Adapter protein signaling in acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

 

Graduate Researcher

California State University, Chico, 2014

Advisor: Dr. Daniel Edwards

  • Investigating antibiotic producing fungi isolated from Boiling Springs Lake.

  • Analysis of fungal secondary metabolites

 

Publications

Abstracts:

 

Stachura DL, Campbell CA, Smith JS, Aggio J, Traver D. Zebrafish Caudal Hematopoietic Embryonic Stromal Trunk (CHEST) CElls Support Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell (HSPC) Expansion. 2015. Zebrafish Disease Models Conference, Harvard University. Boston, MA.  

 

Presentations

 

Smith J, Arpin C, Stachura DL. 2015. Growth Receptor Bound Protein 2 (GRB2) overexpression in acute myeloid leukemia. College of Natural Sciences 11th Annual Poster Session, Chico, CA, May 6, 2015.

 

Smith J, Arpin C, Stachura DL. 2015. Growth Receptor Bound Protein 2 (GRB2) overexpression in acute myeloid leukemia. 19th Annual Student Research Poster Symposium, Chico, CA, May 8, 2015.

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

Provost's Award for Research and Creativity, 2015.  CSU, Chico Honors Program.  $4000

Tom Rogers Outstanding Researcher Award.  Dept. of Biological Sciences, CSU, Chico, 2015.  $500

Sterling and Ann Rood Scholarship, 2015.  $2000

 

 

Languages

 

 

Primary: English.  Proficient in: medical Spanish      

 

 

Extracurricular Activities and Interests

 

Cyclist

Anatomical and Architectural Rendering Artist

Classical Piano