Curriculum Vitae

Distinctions

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  • Over 1.5 million views across two youtube channels

Employment

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(This section is currently under construction)

Teaching Assistant University of British Columbia Kelowna, BC, Canada  2017-2019

Lab Manager University of British Columbia Kelowna, BC, Canada  2017-2019

Teacher Hope Secondary Hope, BC, Canada  2015-2016

    • Designed and taught problem-based curriculum for Biology 11 and Biology 12
    • Implemented modern scientific literacy into curriculum
    • Co-managed special education department, focusing on improving student’s academic and life skills
    • Designed individualized education plans (IEPs) for students, and implemented them into their yearly curriculum

Teacher Flying Colours Learning Centre New Westminster, BC, Canada 2014-2015

    • Provided supplementary support to students completing their post-secondary degree
    • Working an after-school program directed specifically at students with documented learning disabilities
    • Designed and facilitated curriculum for grade 8 through second year university students, including advanced placement (AP), honours, international baccalaureate (IB), english as a second language (ESL) students, and students with documented learning disability

Teacher Cariboo High School New Westminster, BC, Canada  2014

    • Taught Science 8, Science 10, Biology 11, and AP Biology 11 with 32 students
    • Coordinated with special education staff to appropriately support and assess students with IEPs
    • Engaged students with creative self-designed projects and labs focus on utilizing new media and creativity

Project Development Overmined Entertainment Vancouver, BC, Canada  2010-2015

    • Organized and coordinated a team of 9 people for filming events
    • Interacted with and organized large capacity events for underage persons
    • Created and maintained companies official website and social media
    • Delegated with clients to produce desired photography, cinematography and audio branding

Teacher Oxford Learning Coquitlam, BC, Canada 2012-2014

    • Taught grades eight through twelve biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and English
    • Taught over two dozen students each school year
    • Focused on relating current learning to their university and college educational interests
    • Adapted lesson plans to each student’s individual learning profile and preferences

Online Tutor And Teaching Assistant Douglas College New Westminster, BC, Canada 2010-2012

    • Tutored all levels of grade and post-secondary school in science, mathematics, nursing and English
    • Tutored over a four hundred different people, successfully helping them through their course
    • Tutored students through many applications such as Microsoft Word, Skype, online Tablet PC conferencing, and Jing
    • Taught PHYS 1110 temporarily and ran after class tutorial for PHYS 1110 under Kuros Gadareh
    • Ran after class tutorial for MATH 1120 under Larry Tomboulian

Media Designer ScrewAttack LLC Fort Worth, Texas, USA  2009-2010

    • Designed and coded physical, as well as digital, media for several DVD products, including Metal Gear Ben and Too Hot for the Internet

Publications

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  1. Wenzel TJ, Bajwa E, Klegeris A. (2019). Cytochrome c can be released into extracellular space and modulate functions of human astrocytes in a toll-like receptor 4-dependent manner. B.B.A. – Gen. Subj. 1863 (11): 129400-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbagen.2019.07.009
  2. Leitner G, Wenzel TJ, Marshall N, Gates E, Klegeris A. (2019). Targeting toll-like receptor 4 to modulate neuroinflammation in central nervous system disorders. Submitted to Expert Opin. Ther. Targets Accepted 01 Oct 2019. https://doi.org/10.1080/14728222.2019.1676416
  3. Pointer C, Wenzel TJ, Klegeris A. (2018). Extracellular cardiolipin regulates select immune functions of microglia and microglia-like cells. Brain Res. Bullet. 146: 153-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainresbull.2019.01.002
  4. Wenzel TJ, Klegeris, A. (2018). Novel multi-target directed ligand-based strategies for reducing neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease. Life Sci. 207: 314-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2018.06.025

Education

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  1. Doctorate of Philosophy – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology University of British Columbia  Kelowna, BC, Canada 2017-present, expected graduation 2020
  2. Chemistry credits not used towards a degree University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford, BC, Canada 2016
  3. Bachelor’s of Education – Curricular Development Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC, Canada 2014
  4. Bachelor’s of Science – Biological sciences Simon Fraser University  Burnaby, BC, Canada 2009-2013
  5. CRLA Level III: Master Certified Tutor Douglas College New Westminster, BC, Canada ❖ 2011
  6. Science credits used towards Bachelor’s of Science Douglas College New Westminster, BC, Canada 2009-2012

Presentations

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  1. Wenzel TJ, Ranger A, Klegeris A. (2019). Extracellular cardiolipin (CL) modulates microglial phagocytosis and cytokine secretion in a toll-like receptor (TLR) 4-dependent manner. 9th iDEAs. Okayama, Japan: Poster Presentation.
  2. Wenzel TJ, Bajwa E, Rheault MR, Klegeris A. (2019). Extracellular cytochrome c modulates astrocyte functions in a toll-like receptor (TLR) 4-dependent manner. AD/PD 2019. Lisbon, Portugal: Poster Presentation.
  3. Wenzel TJ. (2019). Probiotics reduce cytokine secretions, as well as claudin 5 loss, induced by gut inflammation in vivo. Brown Bag Seminar. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Invited Oral Presentation.
  4. Wenzel TJ. (2019). Host-microbial interactions: symbiotic associated and normal flora. UBCO Biology 232: Human Infectious Disease. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Guest Lecture.
  5. Wenzel TJ. (2018). Research methods in pharmacology. UBCO Biochemistry 308: Pharmacology I.  Kelowna, BC, Canada: Guest Lecture.
  6. Wenzel TJ, Bajwa E, Rheault MR, Klegeris A. (2018). Extracellular cytochrome c modulates astrocytic phagocytosis and cytokine secretion in a toll-like receptor (TLR) 4dependent manner. UBCO Biology Graduate Symposium 2018. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Poster Presentation.
  7. Wenzel TJ, Gustafsson E, Hurren H, Klegeris A. (2018). Generic problem-solving skills are distinct from the academic ability of students and could be developed through experiential learning. 14th Annual Learning Conference. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Oral Presentation.
  8. Wenzel TJ, Pointer C, Klegeris A. (2018). Extracellular cardiolipin modulates microglial phagocytosis and their cytokine secretion in a toll-like receptor (TLR) 4-dependent manner. 12th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada: Poster Presentation.
  9. Wenzel TJ. (2018). The pharmacology of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. UBCO Biochemistry 308: Pharmacology I. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Guest Lecture.
  10. Wenzel TJ, Edwards C, Klegeris A. (2017). Pro-inflammatory molecules ?released by activated microglia are not attenuated by individual short-chain fatty acids. UBCO Biology Graduate Symposium 2017. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Poster Presentation.
  11. Wenzel TJ, Hurren H, Klegeris A. (2017). Tutor-less problem-based learning: Effects on problem-solving skills in large science undergraduate classes. 13th Annual Learning Conference. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Poster Presentation.
  12. Wenzel TJ. (2017). The pathophysiology of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. UBCO Biochemistry 407: Biochemical Basis of Disease. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Guest Lecture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJeo-mxxUek

Proficient Techniques

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Science

  1. Western blotting
  2. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays
  3. Primary human and murine glia (non-neuronal cell) extraction (e.g. microglia and astrocytes)
  4. Wide-field and confocal fluorescent microscopy
  5. Fluorescent immunostaining
  6. Molecular ligand-receptor docking in silico
  7. Statistical analysis with R
  8. Liquid-chromatography mass-specotrophotometry analysis
  9. Protein extraction from tissue and normalization (e.g. bicinchoninic acid assay and Bradford’s assay)
  10. Independent manuscript preparation

Education

  1. Problem-based learning activities, culminating in a cumulative project
  2. Learning-objective oriented curriculum development
  3. Formative assesements and guided questioning
  4. Implementing interim and self-assessment into curriculum design
  5. Learning-objective oriented, balanced, summative assessments
  6. Learning-objective based grading
  1. University Graduate Fellowship University of British Columbia  Kelowna, BC, Canada 2018-2020
  2. Graduate Travel Grant University of British Columbia Kelowna, BC, Canada 2018-2019
  3. Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarship Simon Fraser University  Burnaby, BC, Canada 2011-2012
  4. Ken Caple Entrance Scholarship  Simon Fraser University  Burnaby, BC, Canada 2010-2011
  5. President’s Entrance Scholarship  Douglas College New Westminster, BC, Canada 2009-2011

Associations

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  • Canadian Associated of Neuroscience