Alexander P. Lemon
Upon completion of my medical training, I would like to practice medicine in the setting of a developing country. Areas of particular interest to me include Asia and South America.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Second Year Medical Student, Currently Enrolled
University of Vermont
Bachelor of Arts, Spring 1996
Major in Biology
Minor in History
Naval Medical Research Center Detachment (NMRCD), Lima, Peru
Research Assistant, June 1999-August 1999, full time
Supervisor: Robert Tesh, M.D.
Scientific Advisor in Peru: Douglas Watts, Ph.D., Scientific Director, NMRCD
Initiated and implemented a seroepidemiological study to determine whether Trocara, a novel Alphavirus, is a cause of human infection in the Amazon River Basin of Peru.
Worked in close collaboration with Peruvian scientists and technicians.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Medical Branch
Research Assistant, June 1997-June 1998, full time
Supervisor: Stanley Watowich, Ph.D.
Participated in a large multi-disciplinary research effort, involving numerous laboratories, focused on using rational drug design to develop anti-viral agents.
Cloned, expressed, and purified various Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis viral capsid fragments for structural and functional studies.
Responsibilities included the training of students and laboratory staff, as well as the management of lab equipment, supplies, and ordering.
Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, Lake Tahoe, California - Website
Lift Operator / Relief Operator, November 1996-March 1997, full time
Responsible for the safe operation of a high speed, high capacity, detachable ski-lift.
Supervised other employees in day-to-day lift operations.
Interacted with large numbers of the skiing public in an effort to ensure customer satisfaction.
Tahoe Adaptive Ski School, Alpine Meadows California
Volunteer Assistant Ski Instructor for the Disabled, November 1996-March 1997, part time
Assisted in the instruction of skiing for disabled athletes.
Worked with people of varying physical disabilities.
Awards and Honors
Academic Scholarship, Southwestern Medical Foundation
Nominated for and received a merit-based scholarship.
George Kidder Outstanding Sophomore Scholarship Finalist, University of Vermont
One of four finalists selected from 2000 students on the basis of academic achievement, community service, and leadership potential.
Health care delivery in the developing world, Travel, Windsurfing, Bicycling, History, Languages, Skiing, World Wide Web Publishing