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EDUCATION:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, Chemistry Track
GPA: 3.0, Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2008

RELEVANT COURSES:
▪ Organic Chemistry Lecture & Lab I & II              ▪ Crime Scene Search & Recovery Techniques
▪ Forensic Microbiology                               ▪ Forensic Evidence, Law & Criminal Procedure

TECHNICAL SKILLS:
Laboratory Equipment:
microscope, micropipette, centrifuge, vapor hoods, and microtone, oblique light microscope,
spectrophotometer, buret, temperature probe, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, Capillary Electrophoresis (Hewlett
Packard, Beckmann, MDQ), Bioanalyzer 2000, Gas Chromatography, Schopper and MIT Folds, Bendsten
Porosity, infrared spectroscopy, Separatory Funnel, filtration thru Buchner funnel, PH meter, light compound
microscope, centrifuge, refluxing, thin-layer chromatography, Pasteur pipet, Condenser, Microchromatory
column, Qualitative analysis for aggregate, Vet test machine, Autoclaving, Erlenmeyer flask, thermometer,
graduated cylinder, filter flask, drying tube, volumetric flask, and reflux condenser, autoclaves

Laboratory Procedures:
tissue processing (paraffin wax/ alcohol dehydration) and staining; DNA/RNA amplification, isolation and
analysis; molecular genotyping and DNA sequence analysis; DNA cloning (PCR); electrophoresis;
immunoassays; spectroscopy; cell and tissue culture, gram staining, pure culture techniques (three phase
streaking pattern, plate to tube transfer, etc.), dilution plating, biochemical differential tests (carbohydrate
fermentation test, indole test, gelatin liquefaction test, catalase test, oxidase test), gel electrophoresis, percent
yield, percent error, Crystallization techniques, Thin-layer chromatography, Distillation techniques GC/MS,
Reflux techniques: simple, anhydrous, steam Chelex, FTA, and Qiagen DNA Extractions, DNA Quantitation
with Spectrophotometer and Slot Blot, PCR Amplification

Computer Skills:
▪ Microsoft Word               ▪ Access               ▪ Excel                 ▪ PowerPoint

RELEVANT COURSEWORK:
Forensic Microbiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, Spring 2006
• Prepared FTA cards and used Chelex to extract DNA from the punch
• Extracted DNA from buccal swab and used Qiagen to purify the DNA
• Performed gel electrophoresis on Qiagen product to quantify DNA
• Quantified Chelex product and Qiagen product by spectrophotometry
• Quantified Chelex and Qiagen products by using Quantiblot
• Determined sex by Amelogenin amplification
• PCR amplification of STR loci and detection by gel electrophoresis and reverse dot blot
• Performed comparison of genotypes

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
▪ PetSmart, Associate, Richmond, VA, May 2006-present
▪ Macy’s, Associate, Richmond, VA, June 2005- May 2006

ACTIVITIES & AWARDS:
▪ Forensic Science Student Club, member since Fall 2005
▪ Dean’s List, Fall 2005, Fall 2006

								
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