Ricardo Javier Erazo Toscano - Neuroscience Institute

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Ricardo Javier Erazo Toscano
[email protected]
Curriculum Vitae
I am interested in researching and computational modeling of sensory processing and
learning. I have expertise with research methodology, computers, leadership and
teamwork, excellent oral and written communication skills, and distinctive academic
aptitudes.
Education
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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2020 expected graduation
First year graduate student
PhD Neuroscience candidate
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL
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08/13 Graduated
Bachelor of Science in Psychology GPA: 3.73
Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA
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05/11 Graduated
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, specialization in Psychology GPA: 3.68
Awards
Illinois Institute of Technology – Presidential Scholarship
08/11-08/13
Fernando Chapa Scholarship
Illinois Institute of Technology – Dean’s List
10/12
12/11 - 05/12 - 12/12
National Society of Leadership and Success – Honors Society
05/12
Northern Virginia Community College – Dean’s List
05/11
Northern Virginia Community College – Academic Achievement Award
04/11
Phi Theta Kappa – Honors Society
02/11
Northern Virginia Community College – Presidential Scholar 12/09 – 12/10
Research and Professional Experience
Neuroscience Insitute
10/08 – Present
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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First yea graduate student
o Training in science topics: advanced neural science, biophysics,
computational modeling. Additionally, training in programing
computational tool Matlab
o Research topic: Computational hippocampal modeling of memory
reconsolidation
University Assessment Unit
10/14 – 07/15
Consejo de Evaluación, Acreditación y Aseguramiento de la Calidad de la
Educación Superior (National Office of Accreditation of Higher Education
institutions), Quito, Ecuador.
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Assessment Technician
o Tasks included organizing, planning and monitoring that
evaluation protocols are followed through appropriately.
o Training in assessment of educational environments for adults.
Learning Assessment Models Unit
03/14 – 07/14
Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa (National K-12 teacher and student
learning assessment institute), Quito, Ecuador.
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Learning Assessment Analyst
o Development and structuration of learning assessment models for
achievement of tests of teachers and students: 4th, 7th, 10th and
12th grade
o Test quality control
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Research and adaptation of international learning
assessment methods, standards, and protocols.
MetaTutor computerized learning environment
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
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Research Assistant
01/12 – 08/13
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Four semesters of experience in psychological research: influence of
metacognitive processes in computer-based learning environments, we
were interested in understanding the effectiveness of computerized agents
prompting students to regulate their own learning.
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Responsibilities included:
o Participant recruiting o Data collection o Hypothesis testing o Statistical data analysis o Multiple linear regression o Bivariate correlation
Center for Research and Service
09/12 – 03/13
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
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General assistant for Chicago Public Schools selective enrollment testing
project
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Responsibilities included:
o Monitor test preparation, test materials quality control
o Database and data input o Related project management responsibilities o Service oriented. Interaction with parents and children
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
05/12
– 08/12
Emory University and Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
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Fellow for Behavioral Research Advancements In Neuroscience
(BRAIN)
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Research assistant o Ten weeks of comprehensive training in multidisciplinary research.
o The research project in which I collaborated investigated social,
cultural, psychological, and neurodevelopmental risk factors that
influence sexual risk behavior in female adolescents in the
metropolitan Atlanta area.
o Responsibilities included:
 Recruiting participants  Data collection  Hypothesis testing  Statistical data analysis 
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Multiple linear regression Bivariate correlation
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