Research Biologist with several years in laboratory research and Molecular Diagnostics. Accomplished in generating
and applying new protocols and technologies. Currently pursuing a career in Epidemiology to focus more on Public
Health agendas and infectious disease prevention and control.
Set up laboratories that recently moved to New York University from other locations.
Presented research at the annual New York University research Symposium, May 2013-2014 Trained students, supervised junior laboratory colleagues, designed and optimized protocols used for projects Certified in Molecular Diagnostics through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Worked with Assistant Officer in Charge on evaluation of the Ebola tertiary screening process Evaluated fellow Public Health Advisors on their performance as they screen passengers coming from Ebola effected countries Collaborated with fellow CDC employees on quarantine station protocols for the Ebola Response Mission Certified in Infectious Disease Control through the New York Department Of Infection Control, Infection Control and Barrier Precautions, Identification No.102048.
02/2015 - Current
CADUCEUS HEALTHCARE WITH THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION － Queens, NYPublic Health Advisor contractor
Conduct passenger screening interviews as necessary Review medical documentation as necessary Conduct triage of passengers as necessary Distribute health screening forms and assist passengers and crew members with completion of forms Distribute Travel Health Alert Notices (T-HANs) or other communication materials to passengers and crew Provide health information updates and answer questions from partners, passengers, and crew Work as a liaison between federal, state, and local public health partners Enter and process health information data into a secure surveillance system Assist with coordination of transport of ill or exposed travelers to appropriate facilities Brief station and program leadership on team activities when requested Other work as necessary in support of Quarantine Station public health activities.
10/2012 - 02/2015
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER － New York, NYSenior Research Technician
Worked on the Human Microbiome Project under the direct supervision of Dr.
Martin Blaser, M.D., and Dr.
Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, PhD.
Research focuses on the microscopic study of the healthy human body to identify the.
abundant community of human-associated microbes and to understand their influence on human development, physiology, immunity, and nutrition.
Ordered supplies, conducted experiments, and supervised other members of the lab.
10/2011 - 10/2012
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER － New York, NYAssistant Laboratory Technician
B Cell Immunology lab under the direction of Dr.
Gregg Silverman, M.D.
Research focused on antibodies in health and disease, and how these antibodies coordinate the functions of the overall immune system- particularly how they pertain to disease pathways in rheumatoid arthritis and in systemic lupus erythematous as well as other inflammatory studies Managed animal colonies Conducted various immunoassays with the intent of elucidating some of the disease pathways indicated Managed the laboratory and coordinated research among collaborators Trained incoming lab members as well as students.
DOCTORATE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
CAPELLA UNIVERSITYMinneapolis, MNMASTER OF ARTS: MOLECULAR BIOLOGYGPA: GPA: 0GPA: 0
SUNY NEW PALTZ MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY － New Paltz, NY, United StatesBACHELOR OF SCIENCEGPA: GPA: 8GPA: 8
SUNY NEW PALTZ － New Paltz, NY, United StatesEvolutionary StudiesEvolutionary Studies
Maria Dominguez-Bello, Marina Hoashi, Lara Mahal, Denni Catalano. (2015). The Reproductive Microbiome: Bacteria
in Human Milk Differs by mode of Delivery. Reproductive Sciences.
Denni Catalano, Hakdong Shin, Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello. (2015). Microbiota of Human Eyes Differs between
Contact Lens Wearers and Non- lens wearers. In press.