Undergraduate education

New College of Florida, BA, 2002

Years in MSTP



Biomolecular chemistry, 2009


Paul Bertics, PhD

Thesis title

The utility of characterizing and detecting epidermal growth factor receptor mutations in developing personalized medical strategies toward glioblastoma multiforme


Neurology, University of California-Los Angeles, 2012-2015


Neuro-oncology, University of California-Los Angeles, 2015-

Current position

Fellow, Department of Neurology, University of California-Los Angeles

Undergraduate or masters publications

Johal MS, Ozer BH, Casson JL, St John A, Robinson JM, Wang HL. Coadsorption of sodium dodecyl sulfate and a polyanion onto poly(ethylenimine) in multilayered thin films. Langmuir. 2004 Mar 30;20(7):2792-6. PMID: 15835154.

PhD publications

Lowe AM, Ozer BH, Bai Y, Bertics PJ, Abbott NL. Design of surfaces for liquid crystal-based bioanalytical assays. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2010 Mar;2(3):722-31. PMID: 20356273; PMCID: PMC2862361.

Ozer BH, Krueger D, Binkley N. Slight abduction/adduction deviations in femur positioning for dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry are inconsequential. J Clin Densitom. 2010 Jan-Mar;13(1):10-7. PMID: 19942467.

Ozer BH, Wiepz GJ, Bertics PJ. Activity and cellular localization of an oncogenic glioblastoma multiforme-associated EGF receptor mutant possessing a duplicated kinase domain. Oncogene. 2010 Feb 11;29(6):855-64. PMID: 19915609; PMCID: PMC2820599.

Lowe AM, Ozer BH, Wiepz GJ, Bertics PJ, Abbott NL. Engineering of PDMS surfaces for use in microsystems for capture and isolation of complex and biomedically important proteins: epidermal growth factor receptor as a model system. Lab Chip. 2008 Aug;8(8):1357-64. PMID: 18651079; PMCID: PMC2828937.

Bertics, PJ, Ozer BH, Wiepz GJ, Guadarrama AG, Abbott NL, Lowe AM, Bai Y, Shusta EV, Agarwal N, Raines RT, Kalia J. Liquid Crystal-Based Analytic Technology: Enabling a Molecular View of Cancer. BIOForum Europe. 2007 Dec;11:42-45.