Our Team!

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YARD SCIENCES is a company that focuses on biomolecular and genetical engineering, human anatomy and physiology, and surgical subspecialties for high school students. Our goal is to help students have fun and learn new things.

Science Team Member

Dr. AJ Rastogi, MD

Co-Founder of North American Spine & Pain Consultants. He received his medical education at the Univ. of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he served on the pre-medical admissions committee. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He is an advisor to the Harvard & Cleveland Clinic Fellowship Programs. He has been involved in multiple clinical trials and published peer reviewed articles. Education of students of all ages has been his passion throughout his career.

MD | University of Virginia
Residency | University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship in Pain Management | University of Pennsylvania

Science Team Member

Dr. Yajamana Ramu, PhD

Holds a PhD in biological sciences and has led a robust multi-platform lab at the Univ. of Pennsylvania for over 20 years. His lab produced high profile results and peer reviewed articles in the fields of Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, & Ion Channels. His work has been showcased in Nature, Cell, PNAS, JGP, etc. Imaginative, knowledgeable, and dedicated research scientist devoted to pursuing novel therapeutic applications for multiple diseases. For the last 4 years, he has mentored high school students in the fields of micro biology, pharmacology, bio-technology, and ecology. His students have won multiple awards in local and regional science fairs, partaken in the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, as well as receiving lucrative college scholarships.

Science Team Member

Allison L. Lucci, MS

Adjunct Chemistry Professor at Rowan University, Rowan College of South Jersey, and Rowan
College at Burlington County. Allison holds a Master of Science in Forensic Medicine from the
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from
Rowan University. While at Drexel University Allison was awarded the Maryanoff Research
Fellowship under which she performed nanotechnology research and developed organic
chemistry education games. A skilled chemistry tutor and educator, with industry and medical
experience. Prior dermatology training and educational knowledge as residency coordinator
for Drexel University College of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program. Allison currently is
the Chairwoman of Westville New Jersey’s Town Watch Program and an Environmental
Commissioner. From medico-legal death investigation (CSI) to Environmental Chemistry
instruction she loves teaching it all.

MS | Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS | Rowan University
Research Fellowship | Drexel University

Science Team Member

William Scholz

Graduate of Villanova University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham Surgeon's Assistant Program. Forty-two years of surgical experience in Adult and Pediatric Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery. Substitute teacher and guest lecturer with the Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Medical Careers Course.

Science Team Member

Walter Klodnicki