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Developer
Student

A Blue Jay. And Proud.

I'm currently a second-year chemical and biomolecular engineering student at Johns Hopkins University.
Graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in 2015.
Musician
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Kayvon Tabrizi

kayvontabrizi.com | k@tabrizi.ws | (703) 989-6696 | Baltimore, Maryland

Student

2015 – 2018
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Grad. May, 2018
2011 – 2015
Alexandria, VA
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
4.26 weighted G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale (contact me for a copy of my final transcript)
Grad. June, 2015
2009 – 2011
Langston Hughes Middle School, Reston, VA

Research Experience

2016 – Present
Computational biophysics research in the Gray Lab
Created protocols to identify binding conformations of amino acids to various mineral surface models
Developed Monte Carlo simulations to generate canonical ensembles of bound conformations
Applied statistical mechanics and binding models to connect empirical AFM data to computational results
Currently drafting a methods paper discussing the advantages and utility of the developed tool
Mentored by Dr. Michael S. Pacella and Dr. Jeffrey J. Gray
2014 – 2015
Research in Thomas Jefferson's Chemical Analysis & Nanochemistry Lab
Studied the applications of microwave radiation and clay catalysts in organic syntheses
Applied analytical techniques, including gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and NMR
Performed vacuum and separatory filtrations, distillations, and other basic techniques
Prepared reflux condensation apparatuses, solutions, basifications, and other techniques
Produced a final paper and presentation outlining our experiment and its results (available here)
Mentored by Dr. Brian J. Kennedy (read more here)
August, 2014
Lansdowne, VA
Shadowed Dr. Ali Moshirfar, an orthopedic surgeon
2013 – 2014
Lab Work in Thomas Jefferson's DNA Science Lab
Amplified DNA through PCR to identify genotypes
Performed restriction digests, ligations, transformations, and plasmid preps
Gained experience with immunohistochemistry, Western blots, and ELISAs
Conducted serial dilutions, Bradford Assays, and gel electrophoresis
Practiced growing bacterial cultures, pipetting, centrifugation, and other techniques
Ran graphical and statistical data analysis, implemented NIH's BLAST databases
March, 2013
Wallops Island, VA
Coastal ecology field work at the CBFS Marine Science Consortium
2011-2012
Alexandria, VA
Collaborative experimentation on the biodegradation of oil by algae
Created a research paper detailing the experiment and reviewing relevant literature
Produced a presentation outlining the experimental methods, results, and conclusions

Developer

Simulations development in various languages and fields:
Python: Developing Monte Carlo simulations to generate thermodynamic ensembles (via the Rosetta framework)
Matlab: Modeling dynamics of chemical processes as systems of non-linear differential equations
Wolfram Mathematica: Simulating gas particle collisions, phase-space flows, and elastic surfaces
ActionScript 2: Curve fitting, n-body interactions, modeling rotational inertia, and more
Parallelization via MPI for generating and manipulating large datasets on computing clusters
Statistical data analysis, interpretation and visualization in Matlab and R
Comfortable with UNIX and Windows Command Lines
Experience with version control tools (e.g. Git)
Full-stack web developer with experience in:
PHP/MySQL
HTML/CSS
JavaScript/JQuery
Server configuration and administration
Front-end web designer focusing on:
Responsive web design
Broad browser support
Simplicity and minimalism
Experience with 2D and 3D graphics in Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks
Game development with ActionScript 2

Experience

2016 – Present
Performed computational biophysics research focusing on simulations development and data analysis
2015
Designed and developed a website to promote an upcoming author's new book, Yield For Oncoming Greatness (yfog.us)
2013
Arlington, VA
Paid intern at the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics at George Mason University
Modeling economic theories and decision (game) theory
Developing and testing various market simulations
Programming in Java and other C-based languages
2010 – 2014
Co-founded, designed, and developed Kayrus, which currently features technology-related articles with thousands of views (kayrus.com)
Developed with PHP and MySQL
Features a custom content management system

Musician

Capable of learning new songs by ear in minutes, on both piano and guitar
Able to improvise on piano, though unable to read sheet music
Experience producing a variety of genres in the popular DAWs, Logic and Reaper

Experience

2011 – Present
Independently learned to play piano, guitar, and drums by ear
2010 – Present
Self-taught electronic music production and audio recording
2007 – 2011
Violin lessons and numerous school-sponsored concerts
2004 – 2007
Classical piano lessons with Lisa E. Sarratt

Award & Distinctions

2015 – Present
Dean's List
2015
Fairfax, VA
Student Speaker at the TJHSST Graduation (PDF)
2014
National Merit Finalist
2014
AP Scholar with Distinction
2011
First place in a regional Technology Students Association Systems Control programming competition
2010
Gold Medal for poetry in the For the Love of Country writing competition

Community Service

2013 – 2015
Reston, VA
Weekly piano performances at Sunrise Assisted Living Center
2011
McLean, VA
Volunteer work at the McLean Bible Church

Languages

Fluent in Portuguese
Proficient in French

Interests

Medicine and developmental engineering
Computer science and artificial intelligence
Performing, composing, and producing music
Cooking, rock climbing, and meeting new people
If you have any questions or would like to hire me, get in touch!