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Research Associate

Location:
Alton, IL
Posted:
September 24, 2018

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LaTisha Isaiah

**** ******** **., ***** ** *****

ac65xz@r.postjobfree.com

618-***-****

CURRENT POSITION: Team Lead Laboratory Technician at bioMerieux (January 2015-present)

GOAL: To transition to a research position that focuses on regulating and preventing infectious diseases, as well as protects and improves the health of families and communities.

EDUCATION:

Master of Public Health (Epidemiology Concentration)

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

GPA – 3.8/4.0

Graduated in May of 2018

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

Minor: Mathematics

GPA – 3.4/4.0 (Honors Program, Dean’s List, President’s List, Cum Laude)

Graduated in May 2013

PROFESSIONAL / RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

MPH Student, Madison County Health Department, Wood River, IL, 2018

•As part of my MPH program, I performed a USDA Nutrition Program Assessment in Madison County schools and a Community Assessment of the Hispanic Population in Madison County, Illinois

•Conducted Community-Based Health Assessment and statistical analysis to help with the establishment of a School Based Health Center in Madison Community Unit District 12

Team Lead Laboratory Technician, bioMerieux, January 2015-Present

•Media dispense set up and media/sub component preparation

•Calibration of instruments, scales, and meters

•Train, mentor and coach other team members, assists with team meetings, technician scheduling

•Ensure product is completed and delivered in accordance to production schedule

•Perform and document all manufacturing steps and verifications

•Participate in the new product development and assist with new product transitions

Data Analyst, ADH Tuberculosis Control Program, October 2014-January 2015

•Management of investigation records, cluster investigations, and infection records

Community HealthCorps Member (AmeriCorps), Grace Hill Health Centers, August 2013-June 2014

•Patient enrollment, education, counseling, financial literacy, and in-reach and outreach

Research experience, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR, 2012

•Further investigated Fusarium verticilliodes, by identifyiing Galleria mellonella, also known as a wax worm, as an ideal model for studying this carcinogenic fungus.

•Contributed to the discovery of Fusarium verticillioides being able to colonize in Galleria mellonella effectively, proving this pathosystem is an excellent model for human and animal pathogenesis

Research experience, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 2011

•Performed research designed to prevent the invasion of soybean cyst nematode on soy bean plants, by identifying, or at least further elucidating, pathways implicated in plant disease resistance.

•Identified proteins in a complex sample that bind to a molecule of interest through the use of Dynamic isoelectric/anisotropy binding ligand assay (DIABLA)

Research experience, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR, 2010

•Conducted a series of simulations to crosslink polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymers

•Uncovered the temperature that cross-linking would occur between PDMS polymers, and if higher pressures would compress the PDMS and Cross-Linking agent together so they could bind

SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP:

•Tutor, Academic Success Center, Fall 2009- Summer 2013

•Vice President/President,Math Club, Philander Smith College, Fall 2010-Spring 2012

•Member, Pre-Medical Society, Philander Smith College, Fall 2010-Summer 2013

•Community HealthCorps Member (AmeriCorps), Grace Hill Health Centers, August 2013-June 2014

•Tamiochus/Grammatues/Member, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Spring 2011-Present

•Medical Reserve Corps/Member, Madison County Health Department, Fall 2017-Present

LABORATORY SKILLS

General Laboratory Techniques:

Media/sub component Preparation

pH Meter

Kettle

Calibration and Balance

Solution Preparation

Chemical Pre-weigh

AsepticTechniques

Pipetting and micropipetting

Autoclave

GLP

GDP

GMP

Computational and Statistical Skills:

Data Analysis

Data Entry

Data Collection

Microsoft Office

SOP

SAS programming

Cell Culture:

Culturing

Isolating Colonies

Pathogen

PCR

DNA isolation

Plate Count

Plating

Streak Plates

Gram Staining

Inoculation

Microbiology:

Organism ID

Experimental model

Methodology development

Electron microscope

Small animal handling

API strips

Gel Electrophoresis

Dilutions

Extractions

Titration



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