Customer service, problem solving, food and beverage service and preparation, training and direction of non-skilled employees, team leadership, multi-tasking, Word, Excel
North Shore Lodge and Resort, Warm Lake, ID.
Manager October 2014 - October 2015.
Directed a crew of nine employees through various tasks including restaurant, bar, general store, boat rentals, property maintenance, and housekeeping.
Responsible for guest relations and customer service, redesigned menus and website, maintained reservation system and employee schedules, ordered supplies for restaurant, bar, and general store.
Instrumental in achieving most profitable season to date under current owner.
08/2008 - 05/2014
University of Missouri － MOResearch Assistant Mentor
Generated transgenic Drosophila for the purpose of identifying and characterizing neuronal subsystems, their innervations patterns in the Drosophila brain, and the effect of neuronal activation on learning and memory as evaluated by a unique operant conditioning apparatus.
Trained two undergraduate students in laboratory techniques: setting up fly crosses to obtain desired genetics, carrying out behavioral experiments, dissection of fly brains and immunohistochemistry techniques to visualize serotonergic and GFP-expressing neurons.
Skills: Research design, DNA extraction, primer design, PCR, sequence analysis, BLAST, restriction/ligation, bacterial transformation, plasmid design, Gateway cloning, bacterial culture, genetic manipulation via selective breeding, GAL-4 and GAL-80 systems, dissection, antibody binding, fluorescent labeling, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, public speaking, scientific publication analysis, scientific writing, mentoring, communication, Statistica, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.
08/2008 - 05/2014
University of Missouri － MOTeaching Assistant
Developed lab lectures covering topics ranging from plant anatomy to genetics including working with live animals, administered points for lab quizzes and worksheets, proctored lecture examinations, maintained class Blackboard site.
Skills: Bacterial culture, sterile lab technique, automated system operation and maintenance, adherence to SOPs, teamwork, troubleshooting, media preparation.
02/2005 - 06/2007
California State University － Turlock, CA
Extracted DNA from tissue, performed PCR and microsatellite analysis to determine breeding success of three captive-bred populations of the riparian brush rabbit, Sylvilagus bachmani riparius, for the CSU Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program (ESRP).
Skills: DNA extraction, sterile lab technique, PCR, STR analysis, record-keeping.
University of MissouriMOPh.D: Cellular and Molecular Biology Troy ZarsCellular and Molecular Biology Dissertation: "Genetic and neuronal systems that are critical for high temperature
avoidance in reflexive and learned behaviors" Troy Zars
California State UniversityTurlock, CAB.S: Biological Sciences Genetics ChemistryBiological Sciences Genetics Chemistry
Chen, A.*, Kramer, E.F.*, Purpura, L., Krill, J.L., Zars, T., and Dawson-Scully, K. (2011). The influence of natural variation at the foraging gene on thermotolerance in adult Drosophila in a narrow temperature range. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 197:1113-8. * co-first author Ostrowski, D., L. Kahsai, E.F. Kramer, P. Knutson, and T. Zars. (2015). Place memory retention in Drosophila. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 123:217-24. Sitaraman, D.*, E.F. Kramer*, D. Ostrowski, and T. Zars. Separate serotonergic systems mediate direct conditioning and a stress enhancement of operant place memory in Drosophila. in revision, Current Biology. * co-first author. Kramer, E.F., C. LaFebere, and T. Zars. Dopamine and octopamine sufficiency in complementary fashion for operant place conditioning in Drosophila. In prep. Presentations University of Missouri Life Science Week Poster presenter April 2013 Novel GAL4 drivers label subsets of serotonergic neurons in Drosophila" University of Missouri Neuroscience Seminar Presenter March 2012 Identification of serotonergic neuronal subsystems in Drosophila melanogaster: Linking neurons and behavior" University of Missouri: Ethics and the Brain Poster presenter March 2011 Novel GAL4 drivers label subsets of serotonergic neurons in Drosophila" University of Missouri Neuroscience Seminar Presenter February 2010 Neuronal and peripheral serotonin synthesis in Drosophila" Conferences Gateway Conference for Drosophila research, Iowa City, IA May 2011 Gateway Conference for Drosophila research, Columbia, MO May 2009 19th Annual California State University Biotechnology Symposium, Los Angeles, CA January 2007 18th Annual California State University Biotechnology Symposium, San Jose, CA January 2006
anatomy, counseling, CSU, Customer service, direction, DNA, experiments, Gateway, genetics, team leadership, memory, mentoring, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, multi-tasking, PCR, problem solving, Public speaking, publication, record-keeping, research, Research design, scientific, scientific writing, Statistica, teamwork, troubleshooting, unique