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Bachelor of Science in Biology - May 2004
Arizona State University - Phoenix, Arizona
Emphasis: Microbiology Minor: Chemistry
Overall GPA: 3.3/4.0 Major GPA: 3.7/4.0
LAB EXPERIENCE and SKILLS
Lab Assistant - Arizona State University - Phoenix, Arizona - 2003 to 2004
Assisted a Ph.D. of Agricultural Microbiology with collecting data on nitrogen fixation in corn and
Charted plot data for further analysis and to be incorporated into a scholarly research paper for
Performed experiments consisting of pH gradients, cell function depending on the pH of different
fluids and the procedure of electrophoresis.
Created genetic experiments using Drosophila melanogaster and their ability to mate with other
flies producing mutations described by Gregor Mendel and other famous geneticists.
Conducted ecological testing of different microorganisms from aquatic and soil environments.
Enrichment and isolation as well as detection and quantifications of microorganisms from the
environment. Amplification of 16sRNA from community DNA using PCR and universal 16sRNA
primers. Ribosomal database was used for further identifications.
Performed tests on immunoserums and antibodies produced from rabbits. The different tests used
to observe antigens and antibodies; immunoassay, Western Blot, and Eliza.
Performed a study of nomenclature, preparations, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of
functional groups of aliphatic and aromatic compounds.
Gained experience in the chemistry of major cellular constituents and their metabolism using a
spectrophotometer to obtain the spectrums of different solutions.
ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS and SKILLS
Beta Beta Beta - Biology Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi - Honor Society
WIU Dean's List: 6 semesters
The National Dean's List
The Joseph J. Joseph Scholarship Award - 2003, 2002
WIU Chemistry Club
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
Microsoft Office, all Biology and Chemistry Lab Equipment
Resident Assistant - Tanner Hall - Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona - 2001 to present
Bartender - The Icehouse Corporation - Chicago, Illinois - 2001 to present
Sales Associate - The Gap - Chicago, Illinois - 2000 to 2003 (seasonal - full and part time)