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Research Assistant II

Location:
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Salary:
35,000 - 45,000
Posted:
June 13, 2018

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Alexander T.D. Tran

March ****

Research Assistant II

Oregon Health and Sciences University

**** ** *** ******* **** Rd

Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 360-***-****

Email: ac5u9b@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION:

Washington State University Vancouver 08/2012 – 05/2016 B.S. Neuroscience

Minor(s) Chemistry, Psychology

RESEARCH:

Department of Behavioral Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 2016 – Present

Research Assistant I/II, PI: Dr. Angela Ozburn, Ph.D.

Implementing experimental protocols; literature searches/analysis; behavioral assays in mice (drinking in the dark, conditioned taste aversion, handling induced convulsions, loss of righting reflex); working with viral vectors (DREADDs; single/multiplex); drug preparation/dosing; drug injections (intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intracranial infusion); small animal survival surgeries (stereotaxic surgery; intracranial viral injection, projection targeting, cannulation); mouse euthanasia/histology (cervical dislocation, fresh/fixed brain extraction, transcardial perfusion, freezing microtome, cyrostat brain sectioning, tissue punching); RNA isolation (extraction and isolation); Polymerase Chain Reaction; Real Time Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction; Gel Electrophoresis; Immunohistochemistry (single/dual labelled); Confocal Microscope Imaging; Quantitative data analysis (GraphPad Prism 6/7, CircWave, Systat, SigmaPlot, Microsoft Excel); writing protocols for experimental procedures; training undergraduates, interns, high school students, volunteers on experimental procedures; poster and oral presentations

Department of Psychology, Washington State University Vancouver, 2014 – 2016

Undergraduate Research Assistant, PI: Dr. Michael Morgan, Ph.D.

Assisting with experimental design; Grant writing and Senior Project; Performing literature searches; Behavioral assays examining pain and locomotor activity in the rat (Hot plate latency test, von Frey test, Hargreaves test, Open field test); Drug preparation/dosing, Drug injections (intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intracranial microinjections); Small animal survival surgeries (Intracranial cannula implantation, Dural cannula implantation); Rat euthanasia/histology (Cervical dislocation, rat brain extraction, full body perfusion, vibratome brain sectioning); Quantitative data analysis (GraphPad Prism 5/6), Poster and oral presentations at lab meetings, conferences; Writing protocols for experimental procedures; IACUC/AALAC training and experience (Animal care, sterilization and clean up)

Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience, Washington State University Vancouver, 2014

Undergraduate Research Assistant, PI: Dr. Christine Portfors, Ph.D.

Behavioral assays in mice (Recording ultrasonic vocalizations in a mouse model of autism)

TEACHING:

Department of Mathematics, Washington State University Vancouver

Preceptor I, Quantitative Skills Tutor

Tutoring students in groups or individually; Catering to specific learning styles (auditory, kinesthetic, visual); Proficiency in Math (up to Calculus III); Chemistry (General, Organic, Analytical); Physics; Statistics (General applications in Business, Sociology and Psychology)

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program Undergraduate Summer Fellowship, Washington State University, 2015

President’s Honor Roll, Washington State University, 2012 – 2016

SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS:

Society for Neuroscience

GRANTS:

Tran ATD, Morgan MM, “Inhibition of Regulator of G-Protein Signaling 4 on Opioid Signaling in the Priaqueductal Gray of the Rat”, Washington State University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Program, 2015. $6,320

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

Tran ATD, Schoo SM, Morgan MM, “Inhibition of regulator of G-protein signaling proteins potentiates morphine but not fentanyl antinociception in the rat”. Society for Neuroscience, 2016

ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Alex T.D. Tran, Shauna M. Schoo, Michael M. Morgan, “Inhibition of Regulator of G-Protein Signaling Proteins Enhances Morphine but not Fentanyl Antinociception in the Rat”, Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, 2016

Alex T.D. Tran, Shauna M. Schoo, Michael M. Morgan, “Inhibition of Regulator of G-Protein Signaling Proteins Enhances Morphine but not Fentanyl Antinociception in the Rat”, Washington State University Research Showcase, 2016

Alex T.D. Tran, Shauna M. Schoo, Ram Kandasamy, Michael M. Morgan, “Inhibition of Regulator of G-Protein Signaling Proteins Potentiates Morphine Antinociception in the Periaqueductal Gray of the Rat”, Murdock College Science Research Conference, 2015

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

Columbia River High School Collaboration Project; Research Presentations and Mentorship, 2016

STEM and Neuroscience Tour Guide for AP Students, Advanced Placement Connect Program, 2015



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