ASCP board certified Histotechnologist with extensive GLP lab experience in necropsy, fixation, processing, embedding, microtoming and special stains, with additional extensive experience as an Assistant Administrator for the PathData System, organizing data and specimens as a Study Coordinator, and identifying and entering gross data in necropsy as a Pathologist Assistant.
Can perform necropsy on various rodent and non-rodent animals, and experienced in several specialized techniques i.e., EM sampling, freezing in liquid nitrogen, harvesting spinal fluid, etc.
Experienced in various trimming, processing, paraffin and OCT embedding, microtoming, cryostat microtoming, and staining techniques
Experienced with preparation and use of H&E staining, as well as a variety of special staining techniques
Experienced with quality assurance review of microslides
Can operate, maintain, and troubleshoot various histology lab equipment
Experienced with gross data entry, weighing, tissue check-off, study setup, troubleshooting, training of staff, and report setup and generation in PathData
Experience as Pathologist Assistant, identifying and entering gross findings at necropsy
Complies with safety regulations, SOPs, GLPs and study protocols, and has assisted in the writing and review of SOPs
Experienced at serving as Study Coordinator, preparing and maintaining materials and data for studies
Experienced with inventory, shipping and receiving, and archival of specimens
Trained new personnel and personnel from other departments in necropsy and histology techinques
Acted as Fire Marshall, and trained and certified in CPR
07/2015 to Current
Assistant Research Scientist IIBristol Myers-Squibb － Mt. Vernon, IndianaResponsible for necropsy of rodents and non-rodents, overall preparation of microslides for Pathologist review, operating and maintaining lab equipment, serving as a PathData Assistant Administrator, preparing and generating reports for studies, organizing histology specimens and study files for archival, complying with SOP and GLP regulations, assisting in the training of personnel, and conducting inventory of lab supplies.
11/2010 to 06/2015
Assistant Research Scientist IBristol Myers-Squibb Company － Mt. Vernon, IndianaResponsible for necropsy of rodents and non-rodents, overall preparation of microslides for Pathologist review, operating and maintaining lab equipment, organizing histology specimens and study files for archival, complying with SOP and GLP regulations, assisting in the training of personnel, and conducting inventory of lab supplies.
10/2007 to 11/2010
Laboratory Animal Care TechnicianBioanalytical Systems, INC － Evansville, IndianaResponsible for health, dosing, bleeding,
clinical observations, and necropsy of animals.
As a Study Manager, responsible for running and collection of data for
studies. As Backup Necropsy Coordinator,
responsible for set-up and clean-up of necropsies. Proficient in PathData and ToxData systems.
High School DiplomaSullivan High School － Sullivan, Indiana, United States of America
Member of National Beta Club
Academic Honors Diploma
Bachelor of Science: BiologyOakland City University － Oakland City, Indiana
2002-2003 Scholar Athlete
Member of Student Council
Awards and Professional Affiliations
2011- Supporting the Successful DSE MTV FDA Audit, PDS TissueBase Evaluation
2013, 2016 - Teamwork and Support of the PET Committee
2015 – Provantis 188.8.131.52 User Acceptance Test Validation
Extra Helpful Hand Awards (Awarded 2010-2014)
February, December 2012
March, June, September, October 2013
Co-Author of "Gross
Pathology Data Entry in Preclinical Toxicologic
Studies in a GLP Environment", a workshop presented at the 41st
Annual NSH Symposium/Convention in Washington,
DC, August 2015.