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Analytical Chemist

Location:
Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Posted:
August 13, 2018

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MARCUS WOOD, PHD

Analytical Chemist

*** ****** **** **.

Birmingham, MI 48009

Phone: 734-***-****

E mail: ac6nrl@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

YALE UNIVERSITY (New Haven, CT)

Postdoctoral Fellow: 2012– 2014

Conducted polymerase single molecule spectroscopy experiments

Identified unique research problems for single molecule spectroscopy experiments with polymerases

Designed and performed scientific experiments involving single molecule spectroscopy

Surface immobilized wide field FRET spectroscopy and freely diffusing confocal single molecule FRET spectroscopy

Independently responsible for research project management and timeline

Worked collaboratively with faculty and lab members

Trained and oversaw research assistants to perform laboratory specific tasks and provided performance feedback

Oversaw and scheduled equipment usage

Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures

Ensured that the laboratory was at all times in compliance with federal, state, and university regulations

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (Detroit, MI)

Doctoral Student: 2004 –2011

Investigated DNA & RNA structure, function and dynamics

Identified unique research problems for single molecule FRET spectroscopy experiments with nucleic acids

Surface immobilized wide field single molecule FRET spectroscopy

Designed computational tools to extract and graph data from large datasets

Developed computational tools for DNA nanostructures design, prediction and synthesis

Designed and developed metrics for validation of three dimensional structure prediction of RNA using molecular dynamics force fields

Developed a new model to explain the cooperative binding of the TRAP/RNA/Tryptophan complex

Routinely used MALDI TOF MS and ESI TQMS for sample structure and purity assessment

ANN ARBOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT (Ann Arbor, MI)

Junior Plant Operator: 2001 –2003

Drinking Water Chemical Operations

Purchased, installed and tested a GC MS

Tested water for safety and adjusted chemical feed

Performed large scale filtration

Monitored processes and machines

EDUCATION

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

Ph. D.

2004 – 2011

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)

Dissertation: Artificial and Natural Nucleic

Self Assembling Systems

CHEMISTRY

B. S.

1994 – 1999

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

SKILLS

Research: spectroscopy, microscopy,

chromatography, single molecule FRET,

nucleic acids (nanostructure,

computation, synthesis), MALDI TOF

MS, ESI QqQ, GC MS, HPLC, dynamic

light scattering, particle size analysis,

zetasizer, gel electrophoresis

Computer: programming (Python, IDL,

Igor Pro, Visual Basic, Matlab, LabView

Mathematica, C, Windows, Linux),

molecular dynamics (AMBER, RNA 123),

large datasets

Academic: teaching, presenting,

writing, mentoring, training

Management: projects and personnel

Collaboration

PROJECTS COMPLETED

Single molecule studies of DNA

polymerase dynamics

Single molecule studies of TRAP RNA

tryptophan cooperative binding

DNA nanostructure synthesis and design

DNA and RNA de novo structure

prediction and homology modeling

New forms of analysis and visualization

of confocal single molecule data

Characterization of the tCO tCnitro FRET

pair for reporting conformational change

Re sampling algorithm for single

molecule data



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