BRITTANY POPE, M.S.
firstname.lastname@example.org · https://www.linkedin.com/in/bmpope/ Meticulous, pro-active Biologist and Specialist with extensive lab and field experience in the disciplines of technician, researcher, lab instructor, and supervisor. Primary work includes large and small mammals and encompasses a broad range of biology, including studies in reproduction, behavior, genetics, and accurate DNA testing measurements.
JUNE 2014 – DECEMBER 2018
DOCTORAL CANDIDATE AND TEACHING ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
• Completed and supervised the most extensive dissertation on record on the research of Blarina carolinensis.
• Primary research leader for two University dissertations as well as one separate and supporting project with a focus on variation in genetics and morphology.
• Persuasive presentations of current research in both oral and poster formats at scientific conferences.
• Managed superior quality control in data collection in field and laboratory settings.
• Trained and mentored students in a myriad of laboratory and field techniques ensuring maintenance of quality control with minimal supervision.
• Exacting laboratory techniques include primary cell culture, cryopreservation, karyotype preparation, G-banding, microscopy, imaging, and PCR.
• Modified protocols to reduce cost while maintaining effectiveness using cost analysis. Courses Taught with awarded Graduate Teaching Assistantship: Microbiology Lab, Biology of Organisms Lab, Biology of Cells Lab, General Biology 1 Lab, Ecology Lab, & Field Techniques in Vertebrate Zoology
JULY 2013 – MAY 2014
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, ALPHARETTA ANIMAL HOSPITAL
• Detailed monitoring of animals with timely and concise communication with veterinarians about potential patient health issues.
• Effective handling of animals during veterinary examination including owner consultation and x-ray capture.
• Timely and accurate completion of diagnostic tests such as fecal and blood analysis. MAY 2012 – DECEMBER 2012
CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY INTERN, MEMPHIS ZOO
• Provided high quality technical support in the development of assisted reproductive technologies for amphibian species and novel techniques for cryopreservation of reptile and amphibian sperm.
• Treated specimen with human chorionic gonadotropin, induced a predator response to obtain sperm, and characterized sperm viability.
• Tested decreasing concentrations of sperm to determine optimal concentration in fertilization of eggs.
• Monitored fertilized eggs for growth and development.
• Employed fluorescent live/dead and mitochondrial staining.
• Conducted data entry, maintenance, analysis, and graphical representation in experimental evaluation.
• Conducted Enzyme Immunoassays (EIAs) of extracted cortisol from blood of three captive African Elephants.
• Coupled hormone data with the observational data taken as an Animal Behavior Intern.
• Created data set of reproductive success in Giant Pandas from species survival plan. JANUARY 2010 - MAY 2011
RESEARCH FELLOW, RHODES COLLEGE
• Tested differential imprinting capabilities of polarizing genes in the seed endosperm using crosses of Arabidopsis thaliana subspecies.
• Performed crosses, extracted mRNA from leaf tissue using a Qiagen Kit, performed RT-PCR, and ran the product through an acrylamide gel.
• Presented new research at the 22nd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research in Madison Wisconsin.
• Laboratory Research
• DNA Extraction and Genetics
• Animal Capture and Handling
• Statistical analysis in Excel, SAS and R
• Genetic analysis using Geneious and Pop ART.
• Public Speaking
• Data Analysis and Statistics
• Scientific and Technical Writing
• Python, R and SAS
• Geographic analysis in ArcGIS
• Adobe Photoshop
• Boyle, S. A., Roberts, B., Pope, B. M., Blake, M. R., Leavelle, S. E., Marshall, J. J., & Kouba, A. J. (2015). Assessment of Flooring Renovations on African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) Behavior and Glucocorticoid Response. PloS one, 10(11), e0141009
• Pope, B. M., Kennedy, P. K., Mech S. G., & Kennedy, M. K. (2017) Spatial Variation in Sexual-Size Dimorphism of the American Black Bear in Eastern North America. The Southwestern Naturalists. In Press.
MASTER OF SCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS TN
MAY 2018, GPA 3.8
CERTIFICATE IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, MEMPHIS TN
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) BIOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE RHODES COLLEGE, MEMPHIS TN
Tri-Beta Honors Society, Environmental Club, Research Intern. Research Fellow MAY 2013, GPA 3.3
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Spring Semester Abroad, 2013