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Assistant State University

Denver, Colorado, United States
June 13, 2017

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Dragana Avirovik

Lab Assistant

Aurora, CO ***** - 239-***-****

Obtaining a full time position or part time position WORK EXPERIENCE

Microbiology Analyst

Bonafides Lab Inc - Denver, CO - May 2016 to Present

• Development of Standard procedures for detection of Salmonella spp, STEC and Total Yeast and Mold in plants and food products.

• Executed proficiency testing for validation of food microbiology and food safety.

• ISO certification for the Microbiological department for the documentation procedure that has all the requirements for standardization and quality assurance.

• Air quality sampling and testing, SOP development and execution both in our lab and clients work areas.

• Laboratory management such as ordering of supplies, maintain temperature logs, media preparation and quality checks, receiving and maintaining good communication, both oral and written with our clients and the State government of Colorado.

Lab Assistant

Virginia Tech - May 2013 to August 2013

Performed Bio-assays to determine the fungicide resistance of Botrytis cinerea toward different types of fungicides.

• Harvested spores from grape leaves infected with powdery mildew for DNA extraction and RT-PCR.

• Ordered and received shipments from HokieMart.

• Transferred powdery mildew from an infected grape leaf under "training" experiment to investigate the type of resistance the isolates

might have to azoxystrobin.

Adjunct Faculty

New River Community College - January 2013 to May 2013 Prepared and presented lectures for Microbiology.

• Developed lesson plans for the Microbiology Laboratory.

• Taught students to use the material they studied in practical experimentation.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Virginia Teach - August 2012 to May 2013

Prepared and presented lectures pertaining to laboratory procedures for the explanation of biological processes.

• Taught students to think independently and collaborate with their peers for the execution of each of their scientific experiments.

Research Assistant

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute - June 2009 to August 2012 Generated population of transgenic tomato with in-cis Ac-Ds activation tagging system.

• Performed polymerase chain reaction, Electrophoresis, DNA and RNA extraction from plant tissue, herbicide resistance and Antibiotic resistance testing.


M.S. in Biology

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA September 2013

B.S. in Biochemistry

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Blacksburg, VA May 2009

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