Pathway Integration and Analysis of Cancer Networks"
Lab experience using biotechnological methods including: PCR, DNA isolation and purification, bacterial transformation, 2D gel electrophoresis, Western and Southern Blotting, column chromatography (MAC, HPLC), protein proteolytic digestion, protein quantification (Bradford Assay and spectrophotometry), AutoDock Vina, GROMACS, Homology Modeling, and Ligand Docking
Lab experience using MALDI-TOF, ESI-Ion Trap, LC|MS, and MS|MS
Relevant Coursework: Mass Spectrometry, Protein Engineering, Metagenomics, Bioinformatics, Python, BioPython, Biostatistics, and Bioethics
CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITYLUBBOCK, TXGraduate Research Assistant06/2016 to 05/2017
Visualized and merged cancer pathways from online genomic libraries via Cytoscape for display of interconnections and genomic commonalities.
Retrieved information from structural databases, protein sequence motif databases, mutation databases, genomic databases and gene expression databases.
Analyzed and manipulated bioinformatics data using Python and R software packages for statistical and visualization analysis.
Wrote Python scripts used in querying research databases (KEGG, NCBI, UniProt, PubMed, GeneCards).
Participated in the preparation and writing of reports and manuscripts for online peer-reviewed journal publications.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITYLUBBOCK, TXUndergraduate Research Assistant07/2014 to 05/2015
Prepared and maintained laboratory reagents for daily experiments.
Grew and maintained model research organism (E.
coli) for protein induction experiments.
Collected and purified extracted protein samples via centrifugal methods.
Conducted enzyme-substrate binding analysis using calorimetry instrumentation.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITYLUBBOCK, TXI.T. Support Agent01/2012 to 05/2016
Maintained and administered computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, operating system software and application's software.
Diagnosed and provided troubleshooting to resolve hardware or software related issues.
Performed data backups and disaster recovery operations to protect crucial business information.
Prepared and maintained an operational budget for financing of day-to-day operations of assigned I.T.
Purchased hardware and software needed by department while meeting budgetary guidelines.
Met with department heads, managers, supervisors, and vendors to solicit cooperation and resolve internal IT problems.
Conducted hiring and training of new IT support technicians.
Relevant software experience: Windows (7, 8, 10), Mac OS (10.7-10.12), Linux (Terminal, Ubuntu, Dabian), Microsoft Office (2013-2017), Microsoft SharePoint (2010, 2013), Windows Remote Desktop, Git, VMware, Parallels, and Active Directory.
Education and Training
Master of Science:Biotechnology and BioinformaticsMay 2017TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK, TXBiotechnology and Bioinformatics 3.8/4.0
Bachelor of Science:BiochemistryMay 2015TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, LUBBOCK, TXBiochemistry 3.2/4.0 Undergraduate Research Project Title: "Binding and Interaction Sites of Ferredoxin-Dependent Glutamate Synthase"
*Maintained part-time employment, and full-time volunteering activities while being a full-time undergraduate student
*Performed approximately 300 volunteering outreach hours participating with organizations local to the Lubbock community
*Relevant Coursework: Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Experimental Biochemical Lab Methods, and Technical Writing
Activities and Honors
TTU American Chemical Society-- Student Affiliate (Secretary, 2015-2017)
*TTU American Chemical Society-- Student Affiliate (President, 2014-2015)
Fluent in Spanish with advanced reading and writing proficiency
Awards and Honors
Undergraduate Programming at Regional Meetings Grant (2017)
AT&T Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship (2015-2017)
Center of Biotechnology and Genomics Scholarship (2015)
Dean's List (2011-2012)