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Laboratory Technician

Naperville, IL
April 25, 2014

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Leanne Fischler

* * *** ******* *****, Warrenville, IL 60555

Home phone: 630-***-****; Cell phone: 630-***-****

Relevant Experience

Sensory Technician at Tate and Lyle in Hoffman Estates, IL, June 2013-March 2014.

• Daily preparation and distribution of sensory tests

• Maintenance of lab facility

• Recruitment of volunteer panelists

• Conduct safety audits for company

• Training of laboratory technicians

Undergraduate research in Dr. R.W. Krohmer’s lab, Biology Department of St. Xavier University, Jan 2012-

Jun 2013.

Use cryostat to make slides

Visualize slides with immunohistotechniques and clonal antibodies

Anaesthetize and prepare snake specimens

Volunteer in St. Xavier Biology Department microbiology lab: October 2010-May 2011 .

• Preparation of media and agars

• Use of autoclave to sterilize used media

• Maintenance of prep room

Intern at Chicago Department of Buildings, May 2010-August 2010 .

Data input for Licensing Department

Responsible for preparing licensing forms and mailing ID cards

General office tasks

Laboratory Skills

Aseptic Technique Wet Chemistry Pipetting Autoclave

Dilutions/titrations Tissue collection/fixation Tissue embedding Perfusion Microtome

Histological Staining (Tri-chrome, Luxol Blue for CNS tissue, Regressive Hematoxylin)

Decalcification Immunocytochemistry Cryostat HPLC/Column Chromatography

Plate Streaking Microscopy Gram stain Organization


Bachelor of Science at St Xavier University in Chicago, IL, May 2013. Major: Biology, Minor: Spanish


Created poster, “Immunocytochemical Detection of Pituitary Hormones in the Red-Sided Garter Snake

(Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis)”.

Completed Saint Xavier Honor’s Program Senior Thesis Project.

Presented poster as student member at Annual Meeting for Society of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in

Atlanta, GA: June 24-26, 2013, and at Beta Beta Beta Conference, April 2013.

Attended Annual Meeting for Society of Behavioral Neuroendocrinology in Madison, WI: Jun 15-18, 2012.

Attended Beta Beta Beta Conference, May 2012.

Studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June -December 2011, at Universidad de Belgrano. Highly

advanced Spanish language skills

Other Experience

Counselor at Tourette Syndrome Camp, 2008-2010. Responsible for directing children in camp activities.

Tourette Syndrome Association Teen Ambassador, 2008. Gave presentations and in-services for schools.

Course Work

General Chemistry 1 & 2 Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 General Biology 1 & 2 Genetics

Genome Biology Microbiology Histology Histotechniques

Animal Behavior Invertebrate Biology Cell Biology Plant

Adaptations/Diversity Interactions in the Environment Neuroscience

Pathogen Microbiology

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