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Scientific Writer

Location:
New York, New York, United States
Posted:
September 14, 2018

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KRISTEN L. SZABLA, PH.D.

* * ***** ****** *** *D, NEW YORK, NY 10029 C: 347-***-**** ac61tu@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Ph.D. trained scientist with neuroscience expertise focused on developing therapeutics for autism, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Additional experience with cancer pathways and the pathophysiology of cardiac arrest. > 5 Years experience working with clinicians and other collaborators writing scientific/medical content and communicating scientific information to technical and non-technical audiences. One year of experience developing educational curriculum and teaching mechanisms underlying disease progression, formation and interventions. > 10 Presentations and national and international conferences.

EDUCATION

Ph.D: Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas Dec 2015

M.S: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University – Stillwater Aug 2009

B.S: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Dec 2006

WORK EXPERIENCE

Scientific Writer, Critical Care Medicine 07/2018 – present

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER – New York, NY

Write and edit grants (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) characterizing the impact of novel therapeutics on neurological outcome following cardiac arrest

Develop independent projects aimed to identify neuroprotective strategies to implement during and after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Write promotional scientific content for diverse audiences

Collaborate with clinical and non-clinical staff

Project management

Assist with budget preparation and justification for grant submissions

Postdoctoral Fellow, Friedman Brain Institute, Department of Neuroscience 01/2017 to 06/2018

ICAHN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT MOUNT SINAI – New York, NY

Work on 2 projects to develop therapeutics for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disease (Autism and Parkinson’s) by evaluating mechanisms involved in disease progression. Will lead to 2 first author papers

Initiated a high through put screen in vivo to understand disease mechanisms.

Discovered and characterized a novel pathway involved in autism and Parkinson’s disease.

Edited grants and manuscripts

Wrote grants and fellowships (NINDS, NIMH, Michael J. Fox Foundation ) to support lab funding

Wrote promotional scientific content for diverse audiences

Worked on 3 collaborations with behavioral neuroscientists, electrophysiologists, molecular biologists, and biochemists with 3 labs at Mount Sinai and with the Ozlem Gunal, MD at Rutgers

Supervised and mentored a team of 2 grad and 2 undergrad students

Managed and directed multiple projects

Taught lab techniques to underrepresented females in science

Developed independent projects

Regularly present research in collaborative lab meeting, dept seminars, and art the 2017 SFN conference.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry 01/2016 to 12/2016

MEDAILLE COLLEGE – Buffalo, NY

Taught Biochemistry, Biochemistry Lab, and Organic Chemistry in a liberal arts college to majors and nonmajors (50 students total)

Developed policy to disseminate course content

Created/organized/prepared course materials

Used various technologies, instructional methodologies, and interactive exercises to keep students engaged

Created/ organized/ wrote/ instructed a lab manual on biochemical techniques for students

Emphasized biochemical mechanisms of disease, disease progression, and treatment

Graduate Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience 08/2009 to 12/2015

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWETERN MEDICAL SCHOOL – Dallas, TX

Worked on 3 projects to study mechanisms involved in fast-acting antidepressant efficacy and depression using genetic mouse models, pharmacology, primary neuronal cultures and behavioral assays

Identified novel mechanisms mediating the fast acting antidepressant actions of ketamine and scopolamine

Efficiently worked with multiple teams of biochemists, behavioral specialists, electrophysiologists, and clinicians

Assisted in writing NIMH and NINDS grants/fellowships

Edited grants and manuscripts

Wrote scientific content for diverse audiences

Managed multiple projects

Secured a competitive T32 NIMH grant I 2010 ($21,180) and a T32 NINDS grant I 2011 ($21,600)

Reviewed papers for Journal of Neuroscience and Journal of Biological Chemistry along with PI

Routinely presented scientific data at lab mtgs, dept seminars, and at the annual Society for Neuroscience (SFN) mtgs (2010-2014) and at the 2012 Keystone Symposia: Synapses and Circuits – from formation to disease.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 01/2007 to 08/2009

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY – Stillwater, OK

Screened several natural compound libraries for inhibitors of the molecular chaperone Hsp90 in order to develop drugs for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Led to 2 publications

In collaboration with lab members and the Blagg lab (University of Kansas) discovered 115 compounds that inhibited the activity of the Hsp90 chaperone machine. 52 of these compounds have antiproliferative or cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.

Developed and implemented surface plasmon resonance (SPR) technology to identify inhibitors specific to Hsp90 which have since been used in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer

Worked with multiple teams of internal and external scientists on projects

Presented a requested talk about SPR technology at Nomadics/SensiQ Technologies

Mentored 3 undergraduates in lab techniques through the prestigious Niblack Research Scholars Program

Mental Health Care Technician 02/2000 to 02/2006

PARKSIDE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL – Tulsa, OK

Assisted nurses and physicians with care of acutely ill psychiatric patients in an inpatient setting (20 bed unit)

Provided 1:1 patient supervision

Facilitated daily contact to encourage socialization and reduce isolation

Completed reports

Documented clinical information including patient affect, activity and behavior

Monitored patients and provided emotional support

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Victim Advocate 2013 to 2015

DALLAS AREA RAPE CRISIS CENTER – Dallas, TX

Provided face-to –face support at the hospital and/or police department to rape survivors (20)

Provided crisis intervention, emotional support, and referrals to sexual assault survivors

Interfaced with nurses, physicians, social workers, and law enforcement officers

Provided education about the impact of rape

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

> 4 publications by request

>10 presentations by request



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