Paraffin tissue processing, embedding and sectioning
Frozen tissue embedding and sectioning
Various staining techniques
Familiar with Agile document system
Proper documentation procedures
Ironwood Cancer & Research CentersJune 2014 to CurrentLaboratory Assistant Phoenix, AZPart-time position. Perform routine clinical laboratory tests done in hematology including CBCs. Responsibilities include daily instrument maintenance and quality controls, sample testing, collection and interpretation of data, maintenance of accurate records and data reports, knowledge of critical values, preparing samples to be sent to outside laboratories, ensuring CLIA and OSHA regulations are met. Ability to make proper ethical and moral decisions when necessary, work under high stress and fast paced environment, and properly communicate with patients when needed.
via H.E.L.P StaffsMay 2013 to April 2014Technologist I, Metronic Goleta, CAProvide technical support to engineers in the Outside Manufacturing department with product improvement, processes, and systems. Responsible for assisting with updating protocols, performing testing and writing test reports for engineering approval. Assists engineers in developing and documenting procedures. Help to ensure all activities are in compliance with Quality System requirements. Perform various types of testing on products and aids in analyzing the data. Interact with various outside suppliers to change and/or improve products.
via Crossroads StaffingFebruary 2013 to April 2013Histology Technician, Dako Two month temporary position. Assisted in various histology based activities including microtomy, and completion of slide work order requests. Performed general laboratory clean up, assisted with packing and storing completed slides for delivery along with re-filing used tissue blocks.
Allergan MedicalOctober 2012 to December 2012Laboratory Assistant Goleta, CA
Performed laboratory tests and experiments involving cell and tissue interactions with implanted materials. This included histology and immunohistochemistry, microscopy, and general laboratory functions. Working closely with other Biology Professionals and Scientists in the Tissue & Materials Science group in the implementation of assays for tissue testing and analysis of biologic responses to new and existing biomaterials.
Performed paraffin tissue processing, embedding, and sectioning of rat, mouse, sheep and human samples containing implanted biomaterials.
Performed paraffin colorimetric and fluorescent immunohistochemistry/immunolabeling.
Performed frozen tissue embedding in OCT medium and frozen sectioning utilizing cryojane tape adhesive transfer system.
Performed frozen immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence such as double immunolabeling with two antibodies.
Performed brightfield and fluorescent microscopy and imaging using Nikon scopes and NIS elements imaging software.
Maintained and utilized Leica multistainer equipment for automated slide staining.
Performed Hematoxylin & Eosin, SMA, Col 1&3 and Trichrome staining.
Documented experimental methods and results in a laboratory notebook.
Performed general laboratory clean up and maintenance.
University of DeVryBachelor of Science: Clinical Laboratory SciencePhoenix, AZ, USBachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science, In Progress- Junior year University of DeVry, Phoenix, AZ
University of California MercedBachelor of Science: Biological SciencesMerced, CA, USBachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Developmental Biology, May 2012 University of California Merced, Merced, CA
Allan Hancock CollegeAssociates: Math and ScienceSanta Maria, CA, USAssociates of Art (AA) Degree in Math and Science, May 2010 Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA RELEVANT COURSEWORK General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Zoology, Botany, Genetics, The Cell, Introduction to Molecular Biology, Evolution, Embryos, Genes and Development, Human Anatomy, Mathematical Modeling for Biology, Science Writing for Natural Sciences