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Fairport, NY, 14450
April 25, 2014

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Damon Musso

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Success within the immunological and microbiological fields has created a desire to strengthen my career within the laboratory

setting with a focus in tissue regeneration and transplantation.

Education and Affiliations


B.S. in Biotechnology with a Minor in Chemistry

M.S. in Biotechnology

AOAC International Member

Technological Tools and Techniques

ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western, Southern, and Northern Blots, Cell Culturing techniques (both mammalian and non-mammalian,

immunofluorescence assays, FACS, Windows, SPSS, Microsoft Office, Wet Bench, titration, chemical synthesis, dilution, extraction,

and various other laboratory and technological proficiencies within the laboratory setting.


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Microbiology Immunology

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Chemistry & Organic Chemistry I & II Molecular & Cellular Biology

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Cell Culture Environmental Chemistry



Marywood University -- Scranton, PA

Undergraduate & Graduate Research Scientist, September 2011 to June 2013

Conduct discovery research and projects focused in the Environmental and Microbiological fields.

• Undergraduate and Graduate Research for Dr. Ertl, PhD Biochemistry, Professor at Marywood University

o Managed research grant money for supplies and chemicals to be ordered for environmental research on

algal blooms, red tide, and ocean acidification.

o Designed and built an apparatus for the algae to be cultured in throughout the term of the research.

o Maintained various cultures of salt water algae at differing pH’s for insight into possible effects on growth

and enzymatic function.

• Graduate Research for Dr. Antoniacci, PhD Microbiology, Professor at Marywood University

o Participated in various research projects within a 4-6 person team in order to produce insight into the

pathways surrounding chromosomal dynamics.

o Managed ordering of supplies and chemicals needed throughout the research.

o Cryogenically frozen and maintained cultures of various strains of budding yeast.

o Performed and troubleshot SDS-Page Gels, Western Blots, Sister-Chromatid Cohesion &

immunofluorescence assays, and Fluorescence-activated Cell Sorting for insight into the role histone

variant, Htz1, plays during the cell cycle (specifically metaphase and anaphase during mitosis).

o The general purpose of the research was to further delve into the reactions between the essential integral

protein, Mps3, with three nonessential membrane proteins and 1 nonessential histone variant, Ctf18, Rad

24, Elg1, and Htz1, respectively

Work History

Preferred Meal Systems-Current

• Corporate Microbiologist

• Sample products and test for microorganisms

• Ensure the safety of the food being produced

• Work safely and efficiently in an FDA and USDA inspected facility

• Stay current on the development of media and approved procedures for isolating and identifying pathogens from foods

and on the definition of the kinetics of growth, survival, or destruction of food borne pathogens under the environmental

conditions occurring during food processing and storage.

Marywood University-1 year

• Adjunct Laboratory Instructor

• Taught Biology labs and Chemistry labs

• Maintained education, OSHA, and HIPPA certifications

• Filled in for organic chemistry laboratories as a volunteer

• Assisted students with advisement for future class scheduling


• Nurse’s Aide

• Assisted with and charted rehabilitation process for MR, stroke, and spinal cord patients

• Continued Nurse’s Aide education by maintaining the current and required certifications

• OSHA Certified

• Trained in HIPPA

Unique Design Dental Arts- 3 years

• Sales Associate & Inventory Manager

• Created PowerPoint presentations, pamphlets, and spreadsheets for acquisition of prospective clients

• Proficient with Microsoft office and QuickBooks

• Charted and filed incoming and outgoing dental cases

• Maintained inventory for products to be completed and delivered

Educational and Research Scholarships


I.H.M Scholarship- Awarded to students within the top 20% of their class and have scored an 1150 or higher on the SAT’s

SMART GRANT-National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant to assist student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher with

specific science and math majors. (1 out of 15 students at Marywood to receive this grant)

MARYWOOD GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP- A highly competitive full scholarship and graduate research assistant position to

graduate student seeking an M.S. in Biotechnology

Assisted in the design and conduction of research within the environmental and microbiological fields under Dr. Ertl, PhD

Biochemistry and Dr. Antoniacci, PhD Microbiology, respectively during my graduate studies at Marywood University.

Available for State & National Relocation

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