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South Elgin, Illinois, United States
May 31, 2017

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Joshua Del Mundo

Phone: 630-***-**** Email:

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*** *. *********** ***. ***#202 505 Parkwood Circle Champaign, IL 61820 South Elgin, IL 60177


Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GPA: 3.33/4.00 August 2013 - May 2017


Undergraduate Research Assistant Rao Lab – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign June 2015 – May 2016

• Took part in the research of Prof. Christopher Rao for 20 hours weekly during the summer of 2015 and for 12 hours weekly during the following fall and spring semesters.

• Investigated carbon catabolite repression of E. coli for applications in biofuel production.

• Analyzed fermentation samples using optics and chromatography to measure the sugar consumption rate of E. coli and develop a mechanism for carbon catabolite repression.

• Utilized Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Fast-Protein Liquid chromatography (FPLC) techniques in order to engineer E. coli to digest algae for industrial scale glucose production. Summer Research Assistant Maize Genetics Cooperation Stock Center June 2016 – September 2016

• Assisted maize geneticists in field work and pedigree data entry in order to gain a better understanding of the regulatory network of the maize genome. Activities

Student Ambassador UIUC School of Chemical Sciences May 2015 - present

• Worked with academic advisors to guide incoming freshmen during the summer orientation periods of 2015 and 2016.

• Provided academic counsel to prospective students at biweekly campus fairs and visiting days. Additional Skills

• Familiar with MATLAB and C programming

• Experienced with laboratory procedures: handling chemicals, preparing buffers, pipetting, growing cells, plasmid extraction, lysate transduction, PCR, primer design, protein purification, gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, HPLC, and FPLC.

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