I started working in Dr. Jafari’s Lab in 2007. Under her guidance, I was awarded a fellowship which provided me the opportunity to present our research on “Screening Rhodioloa rosea as a potential anti-aging drug in Drosophila melanogaster by determining RNA and DNA oxidation by HPLC-ECD” at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium in 2008. I believe Dr. Jafari’s passion for pharmaceutical research and teaching inspired me to pursue a career in pharmacy and academia. After graduating from UCI, I completed my Pharm.D. from the UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy, my PGY-1 in Pharmacy Residency with Emphasis in Research and Education at Long Beach Memorial and my PGY-2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases (ID) at Huntington Memorial Hospital and the University of Southern California (USC). Currently, I serve as the ID Pharmacist and Antimicrobial Stewardship Co-Chair at Huntington Memorial Hospital. I also precept USC level IV Pharm.D. students during their ID rotations, deliver didactic lectures to USC level III Pharm.D. students during their ID Module, and collaborate on various research projects regarding multi-drug resistant organisms. I’m truly grateful for the experience and knowledge gained through Dr. Jafari’s Lab.
Pamela Ny, Pharm.D.
B.S. in Biological Sciences, UCI Graduating Class of 2008
I went on to complete my medical school training at the Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Science. Now, I am currently a resident physician at Loma Linda University specializing in Dermatology.
I had the pleasure of working in Dr. Jafari’s lab for over two and a half years during my undergraduate time at UC Irvine. The amount of independence, as well as wisdom and guidance she gave truly helped me develop my own research abilities and critical thinking skills. At the same time, I was pursuing the answers to the bigger questions in our work. After college, I went to medical school at Tufts University, followed by a medicine internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Now, I am currently a resident of anesthesiology at UC Davis Medical Center. Afterwards, I plan to pursue further training in cardiothoracic anesthesia, as well as use my experiences to improve perioperative safety and medical education.