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Quality Control Assistant

Crown Point, Indiana, 46307, United States
May 24, 2010

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Troy W. Rutherford

Home Address:

*** ******* ***** **. *** C82

Crown Point, IN 46307

(219) ***-****


Purdue University, School of Science, West Lafayette, IN

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Graduating May 2008 GPA: 3.06/4.00

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Dr. Morris Levy Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN January 2006 -

December 2007

Utilized biotechnological and microbiological techniques in the study

of the population genetics associated with the rice blast fungus.

. Aided in the investigation of the origins and genomes of rice blast

isolates by PCR, gel electrophoresis, cell culture, and southern blot


Work Experience


DonLevy Laboratories, Crown Point, IN June 2008- Present

. Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses on food products via FDA-

BAM, USDA, and USP methods. Also follow laboratory SOPs, GLP, and ISO


. Assist in the training of new microbiologists hired by the company.

. Conduct food endotoxin assays, food allergen, and membrane filtrations

on samples as well as perform some quality control and assurance


. Carry out PCR and ELISA type assays on food and environmental products

potentially contaminated with food-borne pathogens.

Laboratory Assistant

Dr. Dan Szymansky Research Laboratory, West Lafayette, IN January 2008 -

May 2008

. Performed PCR, DNA extractions with Arabidopsis.

. Analyzed genetic and phenotypic data of Arabidopsis.

. Managed multiple genotypic lines of Arabidopsis plants.

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