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					                                                Lori Shepherd
                                                  46 Tudor Rd.
                                             Cheektowaga, NY 14215
                                                 716-725-2004
                                              shepherl@gmail.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
    3 years experience in analytical chemistry research – particular familiarity with GC and ICP, with some
     experience in fluorescence spectrometer and FT-Raman/FT-IR instruments
    Demonstrated experience in geophysics software development concerning seismology
    Demonstrated experience in bioinformatics/biostatistical software development
    Proficient programming in Java, Perl, and R
    Utilizes Unix, Linux, Windows, and Tile-Display wall environments
    Proficient use of Microsoft Access, Power Point, Excel, Stella, MatLab, Eclipse, StarLogo and MySQL
    Excellent work ethic, punctual, detail oriented, highly motivated, positive and pro-active
    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, team player

EDUCATION
     CANISIUS COLLEGE, Buffalo, NY                                                                May 20, 2006
     Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics: GPA 3.60/4.0 cum laude
     Minors: Computer science and computer theory
     Academic honors: Dean’s List, MAAC All-Academic, Honors Program participant
     Course highlights: Large Scale Programming, Intelligence Systems, Automata and Algorithms, Information
     Organization and Processing, Scientific Modeling, Bioinformatics, Number Theory and Cryptography,
     Computer Graphics and Animation, Biochemistry, and an Independent Study in Seismology

     UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO, Buffalo, NY
     GPA 3.67
     Course: STA 511 Mathematical Analysis for Biostatistics
EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS
     ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE
     Buffalo, NY                                                                          September 2008-present
     Project Coordinator/Bioinformatist/Programmer
          Programmed interactive visualization applications in R for analysis of array based comparative
              genomic hybridization experiments in desktop, laptop, and tiled-display wall environments which
              included PC, MAC, and Linux platforms
          Aided in the development of open source bioinformatics/biostatistical software
          Experience with openGL applications
          Developed specialized applications and/or graphical analysis dependent upon user requirements

        UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO – UB FOUNDATION/RESEARCH FOUNDATION
        Buffalo, NY                                               July 2006-October 2006/October 2006-August 2008
        Bioinformatics Programmer Analyst/Biostatistics consultant
             Programmed interactive visualization applications in R for analysis of array based comparative
                 genomic hybridization experiments in desktop, laptop, and tiled-display wall environments which
                 included PC, MAC, and Linux platforms
             Aided in the development of open source bioinformatics/biostatistical software
             Experience with openGL applications
             Developed specialized applications and/or graphical analysis dependent upon user requirements

        UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE CENTER
        (SCEC), Los Angeles, CA                                                       Summer 2005
        Internship – Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Informational Technology (UseIT)
              Programmed new features for a 3-D Visualization Software SCEC_Virtual Display of Objects which
                 included importation of data sets, filtering options, display options and GUIs
              Implemented individual and extreme programming techniques such as paired programming which
                 resulted in rapid advancements to software
               Utilization of the developed software to design movies concerning earthquake sequences such as
                Seven Days: events around Yucaipa and Anza

        CANISIUS COLLEGE, Buffalo, NY
        Research in Chemistry/Biology and Geology/Physics                       Summer 2004 – Spring 2007
             Analysis of the heavy metal in game fish from Lake Erie and the Buffalo-Niagara River using an
                Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer
             Analysis of nuts using microwave digestion and fluorescence detection, focusing on toxicology to
                determine health risks and benefits. The goal achieved was adapting the previously performed
                experiment into parameters that could be performed in the school laboratory.
             Analysis of real and faux pearls and diamonds using FT-Raman. The goal achieved was adapting the
                experiment into parameters that could be performed in the school laboratory. An analysis of an
                unknown material using FT-IR was also conducted as an outside chemistry consultant project.
             Programmed computer models to simulate sample collection for its implication in simulating re-
                sampling of Ordovician graptolite; utilizes correspondent and detrended correspondent analysis

        CANISIUS COLLEGE, Buffalo, NY
        Laboratory Stockroom Assistant                                          Summer 2003-Spring 2006
            Prepare and organize materials for general and organic chemistry laboratory
            Tests and standardizes equipment
            Periodically act as teaching assistant for general chemistry laboratory

        DR. MARIO REYES OFFICE, Buffalo, NY                                   Summer 2002
        Office Assistant/Secretary
              Organized scheduling of patient appointments and processed patient co-payments
              Filed patient charts and paperwork, and answered telephones

        SWEET TOOTH, Buffalo, NY                                             Summer 2004-Summer 2005
        Counter Clerk and Food preparation
           Cashier and obtained, recorded, and prepared orders in person as well as over the telephones
           Cleaned and stocked store

PRESENTATIONS
      WARREN J. PERRY LECTURE                                                Fall 2007
      aCGHplus: Software for the Storage, Analysis, and Visualization of Array-CGH data. L.A. Shepherd, D.P.
      Gaile. 19th Annual Warren J. Perry Lecture, Buffalo, NY (November 2, 2007)

        NATIONAL CHEMISTRY CONFERENCE, Chicago, IL                               Spring 2007
        Introducing Physical Analytical Chemistry Across the Curriculum Using Fluorescence Instrumentation and the
        Case Study Approach: Nut Poising (or Too Much of a Good Thing); Fluorescence Determination of Se in
        Brazil Nuts. P.M. Schaber, L.A. Shepherd, H.A. Pines, J.E. Larkin, E.E. Wierchowski, 233rd American
        Chemical Society (ACS) Spring National Meeting, Chicago, IL (March 25-29, 2007).

        100th ANNIVERSARY EARTHQUAKE CONFERENCE, San Francisco, CA
        Conducted software demonstrations at exposition       Spring 2006
        (April 18-21, 2006)

        NATIONL CHEMISTRY CONFERENCE, Atlanta, GA                             Spring 2006
        Heavy Metals in Game Fish from the Lakes Erie, Ontario, and the Niagara River, Part II. L.A. Shepherd, K.A.
        Burke, K. Ondesko, P.M. Schaber, P. Dehn. 231st American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring National
        Meeting, Atlanta, GA (March 26-30, 2006).

        ROCHESTER ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, Rochester, NY                         Fall 2005
        SCEC/UseIT: Bridging the Gap: Programmers and Users, Users and Data Sites. L.A. Shepherd. Rochester
        Academy of Science 32nd Scientific Papers Day. Rochester, NY (November 5, 2005)

        SCEC ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Palm Springs, CA                                Fall 2005
        SCEC/UseIT: Bridging the Gap: Programmers and Users, Users and Data Sites. L.A. Shepherd. Southern
        California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting. Palm Springs, CA (September 11-14, 2005)

        NATIONAL CHEMISTRY CONFERENCE, San Diego, CA                           Spring 2005
        Heavy Metals in Game Fish from the Lakes Erie, Ontario, and the Niagara River, Part II. P.M. Schaber, K.A.
        Burke, K. Ondesko, L.A. Shepherd, P. Dehn. 229th American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring National
        Meeting, San Diego, CA (March 13-17, 2005).

SOFTWARE/PUBLICATION
     CAN TECH REP FISH AQUATIC SCI 2562:94 (2004)
     “Mercury in Sport Fish from Lake Erie”
     Published information on analysis and results of mercury levels for game fish
     (In the process of getting results of other heavy metals published)

        Journal of Chemical Education. (Submitted) . The Case of Nut Poisoning (or Too Much of a Good Thing?).
        Implementation and Assessment. Peter M. Schaber*, Harvey A. Pines, Judith E. Larkin, Lori A. Shepherd, and
        Elizabeth E. Wierchowski.

        Miecznikowski, Jeffrey, Gold David, Shepherd, Lori, Song, Lui. (Submitted) A Practical and Powerful Method
        to Control the Generalized Family Wise Error Rate in Multiple Testing. Statistical Applications in Genetics
        and Molecular Biology

        Gaile, Daniel P., Shepherd, Lori A. Bruno, Andrew E., Song, Lui, Morrison, Carl D., Sucheston, Lara E., and
        Miecznikowski, Jeffrey C. (Submitted) iGenomicViewer: R package for visualization of high dimension
        genomic data. BMC Bioinformatics

        Miecznikowski,J. Gold, David, Liu, Song, Shepherd, Lori. (2009) KBIN: A method to control the number of
        false positives. Technical Report No. 0905, http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/techreports/index.php

        Gaile, Daniel P., Shepherd, Lori A., Bruno, Andrew E., Nowak, Norma J., Manly, Kenneth F., and Morrison,
        Carl D. An R Library to Create Portable Platform Independent Interactive Plots With Tool-Tip Content.
        Technical Report No. 0802, http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/techreports/index.php

        Shepherd, Lori A., Kirchgraber Jr, John A., and Gaile, Daniel P., A Tutorial for the Sendplot R Package.
        Technical Report No. 0803, http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/techreports/index.php

        Gaile, Daniel P., Shepherd, Lori A., Bruno, Andrew E., Gold, David, Liu, Song, Morrison, Carl D. and
        Miecznikowski, Jeffrey C. iGenomicViewer: R Package for Visualization of High Dimension Genomic Data.
        Technical Report No. 0906, http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/techreports/index.php

        Shepherd, Lori A, Gaile, Daniel P. A Tutorial for the iGenomicViewer R Package. Technical Report No. 0909,
        http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/techreports/index.php

        SCEC_VDO                                                                Fall 2006
        Geophysics/Seismology software
        Available for download at: http://scecdata.usc.edu/scecinterns/index.php?title=Main_Pagee

        aCGHplus                                                                 Fall 2007
        Array competitive genomic hybridization analysis software
        Available for download at: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/software/acghplus/index.php

        sendplot                                                                 Fall 2007
        Tool for sending interactive plots
        Available for download at: http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/software/sendplot/index.php or
        http://cran.r-project.org/

        iGenomicViewer                                                         Spring 2009
        R package for visualization of high dimension genomic data
      Available for download at http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/biostat/research/software/iGenomicViewer/index.php or
      http://cran.r-project.org/




ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

      Mary Kay Cosmetics                                                   Winter 2009-present
               Independent Beauty Consultant
      Swing Buffalo                                                        Spring 2008-present
               Swing Dance/Lindy Hop Performer and Instructor
      Buffalo Gateway Show Chorus/Sweet Adeline                            Fall 2007- present
               Member
               Tenth place at 2008 Sweet Adeline International Competition
               Management Team Spring 2009-present
               Public Relations Committee Fall 2008 – present
               Membership Committee Fall 2008 – present
               Show Co-Chairman 2009-present
               Music Direction Committee Fall 2009-present
      Canisius College Women’s Rowing Team                                 Fall 2003-Spring 2006
               Coxswain and team motivator
               Second place at 2005 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship
               Seventh place at 2005 Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
      Canisius College Division I Cross Country Team                       Fall 2002-Fall 2005
               Member
      Canisius College Little Theatre                                      Fall 2002-Spring 2006
               Choreographer, house manager, box office, and performer
      American Chemical Society                                            Fall 2002-Spring 2007
               Local and National Member
      Who’s Who Among American High School Students                        2002

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