Highly motivated, knowledgable and investigative biologist with training in pilot-scale fermentation and molecular techniques; pursuing an advanced degree in biology to develop and refine multitudinous skill sets within microbiology. Disciplined and methodical, with experience in instruction and teamwork.
Research and Analysis
Fermentation Based Equipment
Graduate Research Assistant05/2016 to CurrentGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta, GAResearch assistant under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Pierce. Current projects involve pilot-scale fed-batch bacterial fermentation with emphasis on antifungal and delayed fruit ripening properties. Past projects involved molecular techniques with prominence in PCR and Gel Electrophoresis.
Graduate Teaching Assistant01/2015 to CurrentGeorgia State UniversityAtlanta, GAInstructor for the lab section of Introductory Biology II for non-majors under the supervision of Dr. Blaustein. Instructional topics include evolutionary plant and animal biology, anatomy, physiology, and ecological interactions. Additional responsibilities include proctoring exams and offering one-on-one tutoring.
Customer Service Staff05/2005 to 06/2016Publix SupermarketsAlpharetta, GAOffered exceptional customer service to differentiate and promote the company brand. Answered customers' questions and addressed problems and complaints in person and via phone. Opened and closed the store, which included counting cash drawers and making bank deposits. Collaborated with customer service team members to give exceptional service throughout the entire shopping and purchasing experience.
Master of Science: Applied and Environmental Microbiology2017Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA, USA
Graduate Research Assistant, Graduate Teaching Assistant; completed courses in Advanced Microbiology, Advanced Genetics, Concepts of Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology, Lab Techniques, and Virology.
Bachelor of Science: Biological Science2012Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GA, USA
Completed courses in Microbiology, Microbiology & Public Health, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Biotechnology, Medical Neuroanatomy, and Neurobiology
Pilot-scale Fermentation: Biostat C 30/20L Culture Vessels, Biostat C 30/20L Control Unit, YSI, Optek Fermentor Control, Carr Powerfuge Pilot, Mueller BioPharm Systems PureSteam Generator, Eppendorf BioPhotometer, Avanti Centrifuge, Aseptic Techniques, Media & Agar Prep, Inoculation, Spore Harvest, Culture Sampling, Contamination Streaks, Co-Culutre Setups, Inventory Management.
Molecular Techniques: PCR, Gel Electrophoresis, Geneious, Primer Design, DNA Purification.