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Assistant Plant

Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
March 29, 2019

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Insightful and intuitive postgraduate who recently earned master’s degree in Biological Sciences. Achieved more than 8 years of professional experience in the areas of Biological Sciences and Environmental Sciences, looking to grow with an innovative and forward moving firm.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA

Master of Science, Biological Sciences 2018 CGPA 3.802 Relevant Courses: Molecular Toxicology and Pharmacology, Applied Ecology, Pollution Ecology, Advanced Physiology, Occupational Health, Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology Wageningen University, Netherlands

Master of Science, Environmental Sciences 2011 CGPA 3.23 Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Bachelor of Education, Biology 2008 CGPA 3.82

Relevant Courses: Introduction to Lab Techniques, Genetics, Plant Physiology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Graduate assistant Fall 2017 to present

Teach BIOL 150 lab and assist students in their research project Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Academic staff 2008-2016

Taught different courses and laboratory practical RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Dr. Theodorakis Lab, SIUE Working with Amphibians in Research Settings Current MS research project Toxicological effects of ZnO nanoparticles on Growth and Development in African Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis)

MSc Thesis Wageningen University

Impact of Climate Change and Human Intervention on Ecosystem Services of Lake Alemaya, Ethiopia LAB EXPERIENCE

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Biology Lab 2017-2018 Ensure lab safety and set up, employ sterile technique and conduct introduction to biological lab. Transfer and inoculation of culture record experimental data, preparation of media and solution for experiment, biodiesel production from microalgae, measuring cellular respiration using LabQuest, investigating gene regulation using E. coli

Breed frogs and maintain animals, inspect water quality, Test for metal oxide toxicity Haramaya University G/Biology Lab 2008-2016

Ensure lab safety and understanding the guideline, Stain and fix specimens on glass slides, demonstrate models, dissect plant and animals, demonstrate how to use microscope and lab glassware, record experimental data, investigating cell division using onion root

Microbiology Lab 2008-2016

Prepare media, maintain culture, transfer and inoculation. Extracting microbes, isolating, plating and colony counting. Use autoclave, spectrophotometer, and high-performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), and apply all aseptic technique.

Biochemistry Lab 2008, 2015-16

Purify and characterize enzymes, determining RNA, protein and nucleic acids, purifying blood coagulation factors, extract phenols from DNA, analyze lipids, prepare antibodies, monoclonal antibody testing and screening, protein purification and expression using plant and E. coli. Use of chromatography, spectrophotometer and electrophoresis.


Co-investigator Research grant from Haramaya University 2015

Evolution of Human ABO Blood Group System with Plasmodium falciparum Malaria

Analysis of Secondary Compounds and their ROS Scavenging Properties of Selected Spice plants TECHNICAL AND LAB SKILLS

General lab skills, Light microscopy, Spectrophotometry, PCR, Sterile technique Tissue culture, Biochemical characterization of cells, DNA and RNA extraction Preparation of media and solutions, Chromatography, SDS page Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Data Management and Analysis and Basic SPSS ACTIVITIES, HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Member, SIUE Biology Club 2017 to present

Competitive Graduate Award- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 2016/17 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship in support of academically outstanding students 2012/13 Internship Research Fellow at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic 2011 Nuffic Scholarship: the Netherlands Fellowship Program 2009-2011

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