BENJAMIN JAMES KRAUS
209 Beach Street, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2311 • 617.549.2772 • email@example.com
To enroll in a Ph.D. program that will develop and challenge my skills in biology, engineering, and
computer science, and to research and design innovative solutions to biological puzzles.
Cornell University – Ithaca, New York Graduated: May 2003
Cumulative GPA: 3.99/4.30 – Magna Cum Laude
B.S. Biological Engineering – College of Engineering
B.S. Computational Biology – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Computer Science Minor
• Biology • Biochemistry • Genetics • Physics • Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
• Biotechnology • Engineering in Biological Systems • Biological Transport Processes
• Biological Instrumentation • Computational Biology • Computer Design and Programming
• Thermodynamics • Solid & Fluid Mechanics • Nanobiotechnology
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE
Boston University School of Medicine – Boston, Massachusetts August 2003 – Present
Research Technician, Department of Molecular Cardiology, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
• Maintain transgenic mouse colony of up to 1100 cages: including monitoring breeding, monitoring
and treating health problems, and administering medicated water and research diet.
• Act as the primary liaison between animal facility staff and laboratory research staff.
• Perform DNA extraction, PCR, and gel electrophoresis of mouse tissue to determine genotype.
• Revise and ammend laboratory protocols for approval by institutional review boards.
• Maintain human embryonic kidney (HEK-293) cell line used for amplification of adenoviruses.
• Assist in amplification and purification of recombinant adenoviruses for use in-house and for
shipment to collaborating research facilities.
• Culture and transform DH5-α E. coli cells for the purpose of replicating plasmids.
Cornell Information Technology Computer HelpDesk – Ithaca, New York
PC Technical Consultant September 1999 – May 2000
Senior PC Technical Consultant August 2000 – May 2003
• Served as a leader and technical resource to other employees.
• Created and maintained documentation for other consultants and the Cornell community.
• Provided technical support for over 120 products and services, including dial-up internet,
networking, virus prevention and removal, authentication, security, and electronic mail.
• Provided computer support via telephone, electronic mail, and appointments to approximately 40,000
Cornell faculty, staff, and students.
• Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (Inducted April 2003)
• Ho-Nun-De-Kah Honor Society (Inducted April 2002)
• Alpha Epsilon Biological Engineering Honor Society (Inducted April 2002)
• Golden Key International Honour Society (Inducted December 2001)
• National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Inducted September 2000)
• Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout Award (Awarded January 1999)