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Lab Technician

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
February 27, 2018

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Laura Milligan

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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

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» Profile

A Graduate Student at The University of Minnesota pursuing a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences and a career in the field of medical research.

» Education

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - M.S. Biological Sciences; Projected 2020 Graduation

Minnesota State University, Mankato - B.S. Biology; Spring 2016

Valley High School - West Des Moines, IA Spring 2012

» Work Experience

Minnesota Veterans Medical Research and Education Foundation; P.I. Dr. Jeffery Albrecht

DOD Grant researching the role CDK2 plays on the development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Research Lab Technician; September 2016 - December 2017

Animal Work

Mouse Husbandry & colony maintenance, IP injections, Mouse and Rat Liver perfusions & harvests

Wet Lab

Western Blots, DNA extraction, Nuclear/cytoplasmic preparation, RNA extraction, cDNA preparation, Protein preparation, PCR, qPCR, cell culture, siRNA preparation, gel electrophoresis, genotyping, Solutions preparation

» Undergraduate Research

Immunology Research, Dr. Land - Fall 2015; Minnesota State University, Mankato

Grant awarded from Minnesota State University Undergraduate Research Center

Molecular Biology Research, Dr. Moen - Spring 2014 to Fall 2015; Minnesota State University, Mankato

» Course Work


Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Hematology, Stream Biology, Cell Biology


Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry

» College Honors

Meredith Scholar; Minnesota State, Mankato

Maverick Scholarship; Minnesota State, Mankato

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Dean’s List High Honors Spring 2014

NSIC All-Academic Team 2015

» College Leadership

Financial Vice President for Gamma Phi Beta 2014-2015

Vice President of Public Relations Assistant for Gamma Phi Beta 2013-2014

Founder & President of the Mankato Chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2013-2014

Social Chair for Gamma Phi Beta 2013-2014

President of Preska L Residence Hall 2012-2013

» College Activities

Minnesota State Softball Team Member

NSIC Regular Season Conference Champions 2013, 2014

NSIC Conference Tournament Champions 2013

NCAA Division II Regional Runner-Up 2013, Qualifier 2014

Gamma Phi Beta Sorority

Clubs: Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy

Volunteering–over 300 hours, including Susan G. Komen, March of Dimes, Humane Society, Girls on the Run, Kiwanis Lights, softball camps

» High School Honors

GPA 4.0684 out of 4.0 (due to taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes)

Class Rank - top 5%; ACT Score - 30; AP Scholar

National Council on Youth Leadership 2011-2012

National Honor Society 2011-2012

Presidents Education Awards Program - Outstanding Academic Excellence 2012

CIML All Academic Award- Basketball - 2 years, Cross Country and Softball - 4 years

Softball Academic All-State 2012

Lettered in Academics (4 years), Fine Arts (1 year), Cross Country & Basketball (2 years) & Softball (4 years)

National Chemistry Olympiad Honors – Upper Division

US Marine Female Athlete of the Year 2012

Iowa Bar Association - Citizen of the Year 2012

Iowa High School Speech Association (IHSSA) Division I Rating State Competition

Silver Cord Recipient – over 50 hours of volunteering each year in high school

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