Meticulous Research Technician adept in a wide variety of procedures, data analysis techniques and adapts seamlessly to constantly evolving accounting processes and technologies. Exceptional communicator who works well on diverse teams.
CITI Certification: IACUC, Research Methods, Reducing Pain and Stress, Aseptic Surgery, and a Variety of Lab Animals including: NHPs, Dogs, Cats, Swine, Fish (including Zebra Danio), etc
Lab skills: Western Blotting, Immunohistochemistry, Cell Culture and Treatment, RNA and Protein Isolation, Confocal Microscopy, Experimental Design , Capable Leader, Data Analysis, Maintaining a Clean Lab, Inventory, Ordering
Animal Care & Service: Aspetic Surgery, Animal Care and Observation, Veterinary injection and suction units, EEG Equipment, Recording and charting procedures, Behavior modification, State and regional laws
Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Photoshop, Inventory systems, Graphic design, Presentation skills, R-Statistical
Technical skills: Proficient in the use of: Autoclave, Welder, Grinder, Incubator, Variety of Powertools, Dremel, Marketing and Point-of-Sale systems
Personal Skills: Excellent Communication Skills, Phone Skills, Task Management, Writing Skills, Marketing/Sales, Cold Calling
Applied safety procedures and policies as outlined in Department Safety Manual.
Supervised team of three staff members.
Creative Problem Solving:
Identified and Resolved and Improved experimental issue through testing.
Research Technician, 01/2015 to CurrentBarrow Neurological Institute － Phoenix, AZMonitored multiple databases to keep track of all laboratory inventory. Conducted multiple analyses to address the neuroprotective effect of the ketogenic diet and its chemical substrates including: cell viability, western blotting/protein expression, gene expression, in vivo observations, which led to elucidating results concerning the functional causes of the neuroprotective effect. Maintained several different cell cultures, including hippocampal and microglial cells, as well as applied experimental treatments. Closely monitored lab supplies, kept shelves stocked, necessary tools and instruments autoclaved and sanitized, as well as ordered necessary supplies. Communicated between partnering hospitals and universities. Shipped and received laboratory equipment. Analyzed and reported findings from different methods of analysis. Maintained a breeding colony of knockout mice as well as an experimental colony. Communicated with several institutions and agencies in addition to keeping meticulous records to ensure the lab met code and IACUC policy. Provided onsite training to a number of volunteers and interns.
Internship, 05/2013 to 04/2014Dr. Chessen Lab － Tucson, Arizona
The University of Arizona, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tucson, Arizona
Designed and led greenhouse experiment on effects of invasive P. ciliare (buffelgrass) on seed recruitment in native P. microphylla (Palo Verde)
Physically taxing field research using mapping tools involving 10+ hour days and hikes
Data entry using a variety of different charting programs and methods
Internship, 01/2013 to 05/2013Dr. Gronenberg Lab － Tucson, Arizona
Conducted learning experiments exploring "Vibration-Sense Memory" in honeybees
Prepared bees for experiment while following meticulous operations
Recorded, charted and interpreted data for analysis
Marketing Representative, 04/2012 to CurrentGreenhouse Agency, LLC － Phoenix, AZ
Quickly learning product information for a number of different brands
Social skills necessary for presentation/sale of products
Organize and construct display areas
Business Assistant, 07/2011 to 12/2011Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry － Glendale, Arizona
Contacted insurance agencies for patients' claims
Arranged schedules of both employees and patients and prepped dentists for day to day operations
Set up patient rooms, handled molds, and oversaw cash flow including drops to bank
Collection Representative, 01/2011 to 06/2011Viking Collection Services － Phoenix, Arizona
Contacted debtors and negotiated terms and conditions of debt consolidation
Utilized strong social skills used in constant contact with patrons and banks
Personally generated $100,000 in debt collections in 6 months
Lead Supervisor, 06/2004 to CurrentParadise Car Wash － Glendale, Arizona
Serviced, maintained and operated on equipment valued over $10,000
Offered insight and leadership skills to innovate and improve sales
Bachelor of Science:Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, ConcentrationUniversity of Arizona － Tucson, Arizona, USUniversity of Arizona December 2014 Tucson, Arizona Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor Concentration in Psychology
Task Management, Computer Proficient, Customer Service, Creative Problem Solving