Amanda Ainsworth Trott
Present Mailing Address Permanent Mailing Address
2051 Park Avenue, apt. B 7713 Timber Top Drive
St. Louis, MO 63104 Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 77550
07/2010 – 06/2012
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Allergy/Immunology
660 S. Euclid Ave, Campus box 8122
St. Louis, MO 63110
06/2007 - 07/2010
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Medical School – St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Doctor of Medicine
08/2003 – 05/2007
Undergraduate - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cell Biology
08/1997 - 05/2001
Membership and Honorary/Professional Societies
Iota Epsilon Alpha International Medical Honors Society
American Academy of Pedicatrics
Texas Pediatric Society
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Honors / Awards
2010-University of Texas Medical Branch Resident Research Award in Pediatrics
2007-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
2006-Upperclassman Legacy of Excellence Scholarship
2004-Cardiology Honors Program
PALS, Exp. Date 04/2012
BCLS, Exp. Date 04/2011
Texas, full medical license, active
Missouri, training medical license, active
American Board of Pediatrics, pending, 10/2010
USMLE Step 3 pass, 02/2009
USMLE Step 2 CS (Clinical Skills) pass, 09/2006
USMLE Step 2 CK (Clinical Knowledge) pass, 09/2006
USMLE Step 1 pass, 07/2005
01/ 2005 - 05/2005
St. George's Univ. Student Government Association, St. Vincent And The Grenadines
Philanthropy chair, Dr. Edward Johnson
Organized fund-raising events for the local orphanage, and informed local business owners of the specific needs of the orphanage
(bedding, clothing, etc). Obtained medical equipment from the local hospital for children with ongoing medical issues, and trainied
staff in basic first-aid, such as wound and burn care, and instruced in CPR. Spent one afternoon each week at the orphanage
monitoring the care of the children with medical issues and the safety of the environment as well as interacting with the children.
09/2008 - 10/2008
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas
Resident Physician, PI: Dr. Pedro A. Piedra, Dept of Molecular Virology
Characterization of the expression of thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) in nasal washes of
children with bronchiolitis as modulators of the pro-inflammatory airway status. Mastered the technique of ELISA and gained
experience in PCR. This data was presented at the Pediatric Academic Society meeting in 5/2009 and has been published in Pediatrics.
01/2008 – 02/2008
The University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas
Resident physician, PI: Dr. Roberto Garofalo, Dept of Immunology
The analysis of the role of antioxidant genes in the innate immune response to viral infections, using mice supplemented with a
compound known to increase the transcriptional activity of antioxidants genes Nrf-2 and ARE prior to experimental infection with RSV.
Techniques used include immunoassays for measuring oxidants and other protein biomarkers in bronchoalveolar lavage samples.
09/2005 - 05/2006
New York Methodist Hospital, New York
Medical student, PI: Dr. Nitin P. Ron, Dept of Neonatology
Retrospective analysis of a database of over 800 patients, involving scanning medical charts of pregnant women who received aspirin,
aspirin and low molecular weight heparin, and of controls, and the effects on the neonates. Parameters considered include demographic
characteristics, general medical and obstetrical history, time of initiation, duration and dosage regimens of anticoagulant treatment,
effects on the fetus and the neonate including the gestational age and weight at delivery, occurrence of PPHN, bleeding, cardiac
problems, and congenital anomalies.
01/2004 - 05/2004
St. George's University, Grenada
Medical student, PI: Monica Greuner, MD, MPH
Surveyed patients with known heart disease regarding diet and exercise habits while working as a volunteer in a cardiologist's office.
The data obtained from the surveys was used to implement strategies within the community to educate the public regarding healthy
lifestyle choices, including an advertisement campaign and presentation at the annual national health fair.
09/2001 - 07/2003
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Texas
Research assistant/technician, PI: Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves
Clinical, animal and cellular studies evaluating interactions among inflammatory mediators, pharmacological agents, and neuropeptides
secreted from peripheral terminals of nociceptive neurons. Performed in vivo and in vitro studies evaluating pain modulation at the
level of the peripheral neuron using human and rat models. My greatest contribution to this lab included the development of a new cell
culture technique which improved survival of rat trigeminal ganglion neurons and allowed for consistent experimenal outcomes. I also
developed skills in PCR, immunocytochemistry and western blotting. I was a co-author on one manuscript and received
ackowlegements in two additional manuscripts for my technical contributions.
11/2000 - 05/2001
Texas A&M University, Dept of Biology and Genetics, Texas
Undergraduate student, Dr. E.M. Skoulakis
Analysis of the role of TAU, a microtubule-associated protein involved in dementia and neurodegenerative disease, on olfactory learning
and memory in Drosophila. Transgenic Drosophila expressing increased TAU were generated, and behavior monitored for deficits in
olfactory learning. My specific role involved histologic sectioning and immunostaining using monoclonal antibodies to the specific TAU
mutations to determine the expression pattern of TAU in the mushroom bodies of the brain.
06/1998 - 08/1998
Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Texas
Research intern, Dr. John McGill
Qualitative measurement of the effects of Topoisomerase-II inhibitors on human leukocytes. My role in this project involved exposing
cells in vitro to apoptosis inducing chemotherapeutic agents and performing mircroscopic chromosomal analysis by quantifying and
describing DNA defects.
Peer Reviewed Online Publications
Laham F, Trott A, Bennett B, Kozinetz C, Jewell A, Garofalo R, Piedra A. (2010, January 25).
Trott A, Matalon R. (2009, September 21). When Should Children Be Tested for Genetic Diseases?
Price TJ, Louria MD, Candelario-Soto D, Dussor GO, Jeske NA, Patwardhan AM, Diogenes A, Trott AA, Hargreaves KM, Flores CM. (2005,
January 24). Treatment of trigeminal ganglion neurons in vitro with NGF, GDNF or BDNF: effects on neuronal survival, neurochemical
properties and TRPV1-mediated neuropeptide secretion. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2202/6/4.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
Berg, KA, Patwardhan, AM, Sanchez, TA, Silva, YM, Hargreaves, KM, and Clarke WP. Acknowlegement: We thank Gaby Helesic,
Amanda Trott, Stacy Kessler, and Jaime Cercero for excellent technical assistance. Rapid Modulation of delta-Opioid Receptor Signaling
in Primary Sensory Neurons. J. Pharmacol and Exp Therapeutics. 2007 Jun; 321(3): 839-847. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17347322.
Patwardhan, AM, Kelly, KA, Berg, KA, Akopain, AN, Jeske,NA, Gamper,N, William P. Clarke, WP, Hargreaves, KM, Acknowlegement: We
thank Teresa Sanchez, Gaby Helesic, Amanda Trott, and Jaime Cerecero for technical assistance. Bradykinin-Induced Functional
Competence and Trafficking of the mu-Opioid Receptor in Trigeminal Nociceptors. J Neuroscience. 2005 Sep; 25(39): 8825-8832. Cited
in PubMed; PMID: 16192372.
Trott A, Laham F, Bennett B, Jewell A, Garofalo R, Piedra P. (2010, June). New Biomarkers of Viral Bronchiolitis. Poster presented at:
Resident Research Conference; Galveston, TX.
Trott A, Laham F, Bennett B, Jewell A, Piedra P. (2009, May). Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin (TSLP) in Children with Bronchiolitis.
Poster presented at: Pediatric Academic Society; Baltimore, MD.
Dhanoa M, Ron N, Kofinas A, Trott A, Kapadia R, Gudavalli M, Sutija, V. (2006, April). Fetal and Neonatal Outcome in Pregnancies
Treated with Aspirin Alone and Aspirin-Low Molecular Weight Heparin Combination: A Comparative Retrospective Study. Poster
presented at: New York Perinatal Society; New York City, NY.
Trott A, Gregorio J, Greuner M. (2004, September). Diet and Exercise in Management of Cardiovascular Disease. Poster presented at:
St. George's University Health Fair; St. George, Grenada.
Trott A, McGill J. (1998, August). Chromosomal Effects of Topoisomerase-II Inhibitors. Cancer Therapy and Research Center Summer
Conference; San Antonio, TX.
Trott A, Matalon R. Canavan Disease. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th edition. Publication pending.
Hobbies & Interests
Swimming, water skiing, fishing, scuba diving
Language Fluency (Other than English)