Molecular Biology: PCR Amplification, SDS-PAGE, Protein Purification, Plasmid Construction, DNA Isolation, Western Blots.
Antibody Purification & Cell Growth Laboratory Practices: cGMP, Laboratory and Chemical Hygiene, Analyzer QC.
Leadership/Teamwork/Team Support: Collaboration with Multiple Scientists on Projects, Literature Research, Experimental Design, Data Analysis.
Ran and analyzed data from column chromatography, SDS-PAGE, IEF, ELISA and Octet to complete antibody purification and characterization.
These purified antibodies were utilized for assay development.
Prepared precision panel and migration panel fluids for use in assay performance testing.
Worked with infectious diseases, HIV and HBe.
Ortho Clinical DiagnosticsRochester, NYProduct Support Intern05/2013 to 08/2013
Worked on a TRIG lipase crossover to determine the enzyme stability through a time study and batch to batch study.
The ChemWell instrument was utilized to obtain results in this crossover test.
Key team member in creating a new process for Oxaloacetate Decarboxylase testing to be implemented as a new product assay.
Ortho Clinical DiagnosticsRochester, NYIntern07/2012 to 08/2012
Researched, identified, and recommended a new plastic container for antibody storage to ensure consistent antibody performance in experiments conducted over multiple days.
Created a value-stream map for the phenobarb antibody project.
Assembled prototypes of the Multi-test slides by cutting and placing two different chemistry chips into their corresponding slots on the slide.
These slides were used to demonstrate the feasibility of a Multi-test MicroSlide product.
Cornell UniversityIthaca, NYAcademic Tutor08/2011 to 05/2014
Tutored athletes from several Cornell University Varsity teams in general chemistry, statistics, calculus, and financial accounting.
Assisted with weekly homework assignments, general questions, laboratory explanations, and future course selection.
Fall 2010, 2012, 2013 Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Golden Key Honor Society Member National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member Quill and Dagger Honor Society Member and Treasurer Ho-Nun-De-Kah Member Member of the Big Red Leadership Institute
HONORS AND AWARDS Cornell University Dean's List: Fall 2010, 2012, 2013 Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Golden Key Honor Society Member National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member Quill and Dagger Honor Society Member and Treasurer Ho-Nun-De-Kah Member Member of the Big Red Leadership Institute ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Cornell University Women's Varsity Basketball Volunteer for the Tompkins County Special Olympics Basketball Team Volunteer Assistant Coach for Fairport Girls Varsity Basketball Volunteer for Friends of Strong, Emergency Department Volunteer Assistant Coach for St. John Fisher Women's Basketball High School and Youth Soccer Referee