Highly motivated and innovative molecular biologist with specialization in mitochondria biology, molecular genetics, cell biology, microbiology, and biochemistry. Expertise in development and execution of genetic and biochemistry-based research methods. Passionate about learning new scientific skills. Enthusiastic team player adept at providing leadership while also learning from fellow team members. Experienced in managing multiple projects simultaneously. Effective communicator and teacher that can conceptualize complex biological concepts to audiences with varied expertise. I will be able for any position immediately.
Torres SM, Walker DM, McCash CL, Carter MM, Ming J, Cordova EM, Pons RM, Cook DL Jr, Seilkop SK, Copeland WC, Walker VE.
Mutational analysis of the mitochondrial tRNA genes and flanking regions in umbilical cord tissue from uninfected infants receiving AZT-based therapies for prophylaxis of HIV-1.Environ Mol Mutagen.
Mutagenicity of zidovudine, lamivudine, and abacavir following in vitro exposure of human lymphoblastoid cells or in utero exposure of CD-1 mice to single agents or drug combinations Environ Mol Mutagen.
2007 Apr-May; 48(3-4):224-38.
Carter MM, Torres SM, Cook DL Jr, McCash CL, Yu M, Walker VE, Walker DM.
Relative mutagenic potencies of several nucleoside analogs, alone or in drug pairs, at the HPRT and TK loci of human TK6 lymphoblastoid cells.
Conduct experimentation to evaluate the effectiveness as a disinfectant of a new and novel solution utilizing micro-biology techniques for effectiveness against anaerobic and aerobic bacteria in the oil/gas industry.
01/2008 to 01/2011
Research ScientistUniversity of New Mexico － Albuquerque, NM
Working in a BSL-3 Laboratory investigated the effectiveness as a vaccine of various compounds and agents against cow pox, anthrax, tuberculosis , tularemia, and the plague utilizing mice, rat and rabbit animal models.
01/2003 to 01/2008
Senior Research Technologist/ Lab ManagerLovelace Respiratory Research Institute － Albuquerque, NM
Adapted Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis for identifying mitochondrial mutations in rodents and new born infants exposed to nucleoside-analog drug.
01/2001 to 01/2003
Research TechnologistUniversity of Texas Medical － Galveston, TX
Adapted Chromatin Immuno-precipation method to investigate iterleukin-1 induced transcription of cox-2 and IL-8.
01/1999 to 01/2001
Senior Research TechnologistLovelace Respiratory Research Institute － Albuquerque, NM
Adapted Primer Extension Pre-amplification method utilizing genetic markers for identifying predisposition for cancers.
01/1997 to 01/1999
Graduate Teaching AssistantMidwestern State University － Wichita Falls, TX
Instructor of record for biology laboratories which included Anatomy and Physiology, Botany, Human Biology, Zoology, Microbiology.
Bachelors of Science: Biology ChemistryMidwestern State University － Wichita Falls, TXBiology Chemistry
Masters of Science: Molecular BiologyMidwestern State University － Wichita Falls, TXMolecular Biology