Highly detail oriented Laboratory Scientist with focus in Immunology, Microbiology, and Molecular diagnostics, with strong achievement in test method development, efficiency, regulations, and both chemical and biological safety. Proficient in chemical testing and analysis using a broad range of advanced methods to include molecular technology, toxicology, LC-MS, GC-MS, and immunoassay. Exceptional ability to lead complex teams through biological safety and containment procedures as directed by CDC, WHO, NIH, ASM, OSHA, and relevant federal agencies.
Confident Leadership and IMS command ability familiar with CDC handling and containment protocols.
Exemplary record when dealing with regulations at all levels, from in-house through Federal.
Qualified under CLIA as a CLS-Molecular and CLS-Microbiologist, and MT-generalist.
Designed and developed a neuro-genetic algorithm for use in clinical assessment of disease, diagnostics, treatment options, and pharmacogenomics.
Prepared multiple products for patent and development, for use in clinical toxicology and general genetics.
Developed projections for in lab viability based on laboratory needs, future projections, and expected and known regulations.
Assisted numerous local facilities on biosafety, biological hazard reduction and decontamination, and training and education measures for Covid-19.
Acted as the lead Manager and Clinical Scientist for the departments of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, overseeing all operations and department needs.
Chief onsite Biosafety Officer, responsible for all training, protocols, and staff to ensure safe handling, decontamination, and prevention with respect to biological threats.
Designed and developed a microbiology laboratory using ASM approved testing methods including a complete biosafety plan and all emergent and non-emergent SOPs for both staff and onsite biosafety officials at a BSL-2+ level, up to CDC overflow laboratory accreditation.
Oversaw and developed all Microbiological and Molecular operations to include new test development and design, manual and automated extractions, plating, PCR (qPCR, rtPCR, etc), and zip tag assays.
Developed new clinical testing methods using genetic platforms to diagnose and assess both genetic and microbiological diagnostics.
Oversaw Staff and provided training and guidance on all microbiological and molecular procedures.
Assisted all departments as a clinical scientist in regulations, testing, protocols, and organization, including hematology, toxicology, molecular science, and microbiology.
Responsible for enforcement of all applicable laws, and regulations, as specified to include CLIA, CDC, NIH, WHO, COLA, CAP, ASM, FDA, relevant federal laws, OSHA, and HIPAA.
Helped prepare laboratory for two highly successful COLA audits.
Interpretation and analysis using PCR plate and zip tag methods, Immunoassay, HPLC, LC-MS, Microbiological techniques, and wet chemistry methods.
Performed QC analysis on all incoming raw materials and end products using ICP-OES, HPLC, LC-MS, GC-MS, FTIR, microbiological, and wet chemistry methods.
Assisted in the development of an FTIR library for all incoming raw materials to improve efficiency and safety of product production.
Assisted in development of of new procedures and SOPs using a broad range of test methods, while ensuring compliance with all regulating agencies.
Collected and tested city water samples for both reclaimed waste water, and clean water distribution to assess for public safety.
Analysis of water samples to include multiple tube fermentation, Colilert, heterotrophic plate counts, Delta Tox, nitrate screening, TSS, TDS, alkalinity, UV-Vis (UV 254), and other wet chemical and microbiological methods and procedures.
Assisted with preparation and improvements to include multiple project based assessments from city Officials to improve budgetary efficiency, as well as a successful and glowing audit of all methods and procedures.
Undergrad research with the Department of Vaccinology and Infectious Diseases at Biodesign.
Designed a testable theoretical Vaccine protocol for use in treatment of MS and other autoimmune conditions.
Graduated with honors with a focus in immunology.
Certified as an EMT-B, and with POST certification.
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