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North Augusta, SC
Posted:
April 11, 2016

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Raysa Rosario

Cellular and Molecular Biology, PhD

*** ***** ** ***** *******, SC 29841 acubih@r.postjobfree.com 787-***-****

Bi-lingual (English – Spanish) published research professional with a terminal degree and extensive experience applying laboratory techniques in the study of molecular genetics and cellular biology. A committed researcher with subject matter expert level knowledge of designing, implementing and executing scientific experiments for the advancement of cancer research. A proven team player known amongst peers as a superior communicator and organizer comfortable playing a supporting role or leading laboratory efforts for small or large initiatives.

EDUCATION __

Universidad Central de Caribe- School of Medicine Bayamón, PR 2009-2013

PhD Molecular and Cell Biology

University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez PR 2002-2007

BS Biology

EXPERIENCE __

Augusta University Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine Augusta GA Current

Postdoctoral Research (Laboratory of Professor Xing-Ming)

Examined how alterations in PPARγ contribute to osteoporosis and bone loss.

Performed studies of bone marrow samples to determine the effects of PPARγ on PPARγ KO mice via inflammatory responses.

Gathered and analyzed data.

Colegio Presbiteriano de Villa Carolina, Carolina, PR Spring 2015

Science Adjunct Professor

Responsible for delivering engaging and relevant lessons that focused on Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy.

Responsible for planning and conducting lab-based science lessons for 140 plus students.

Employed adult learning principles to maximize student participation and encouraging students to actively engage in their own learning.

Formally and informally recognized by students, peers and superiors for exceptional interpersonal and teaching capacities within and outside the classroom.

Universidad Central de Caribe- School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry Bayamón, PR 2013-2014

Postdoctoral Research (Laboratory of Professor Martinez-Montemayor)

Examined how Reishi (mushroom) inhibits cancer progression via cell surface proteins.

Helped in the preparation of articles, reports, and presentations.

Attended project meetings and assisted in the acquisition of research materials from campus facilities.

Performed routine clerical duties as instructed, when essential to the research activities of the supervisor or project to which the research assistant was assigned.

Advised and assisted several students, including an undergraduate researcher.

Gathered and analyzed data.

Universidad Central de Caribe- School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry Bayamón, PR 2009-2013

Graduate Student (Laboratory of Professor Martinez-Montemayor)

Investigated effects of Reishi in inflammatory breast cancer cells, focused on autophagy induction.

Attended project meetings and conferences.

Taught and trained undergraduate students on diverse research projects.

Gathered and analyzed data.

Universidad Central de Caribe- School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry Bayamón, PR Summer 2010

Research Assistant

Worked as a member of a team for two months on the project entitled: “In vivo hypoglycemic effects of plant extract formulations used in Puerto Rico as adjuvants for diabetes.”

Duties included oral gavage; collecting weights (weekly); tracking food and water intake (daily); performing serial bleedings, fasting blood glucose determination, glucose tolerance tests, insulin tolerance tests, and organ collections at the conclusion of the ten-week study.

Performed routine clerical duties as instructed, when essential to the research activities of the supervisor or project to which the research assistant was assigned.

Gathered and analyzed data.

SKILLS

Molecular Biology

DNA isolation, RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, protein isolation, fluorescent microscopy

Biochemistry

Western blotting, Agilent Technologies DNA Microarray Data Extraction Workshop, immunofluorescence

Cell Culture (SUM149, SUM190, MCF10A, MSCs)

Cell line maintenance, transfection optimization

Animal Models

Mouse handling, oral gavage, intraperitoneal and tail injections

Teaching

Curriculum design and development, syllabus construction, lecturing

Computer Skills:

Word processing, spreadsheets, databases

Leadership:

Exceptional communication, organizational, public speaking and mentoring skills

Language:

Bilingual English/Spanish

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award 2013

Keystone Symposia Underrepresented Minority Scholarship 2012

American Association of Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award 2012

Universidad Central del Caribe, Dean of Research Pre-doctoral Scholarship 2010

PUBLICATIONS

Martínez-Montemayor M.M., Rosario-Acevedo R., Otero-Franqui E., Cubano L.A., and Dharmawardhane S.F. Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Expression of Key Molecules in Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Nutr Cancer. 2011 October; 63(7): 1085–1094.

Suárez-Arroyo I., Rosario-Acevedo R., Aguilar-Pérez A., Clemente-Vélez P. L., Cubano L., Dharmawardhane, S.F. and Martínez-Montemayor M. M. Anti-tumor effects of Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) in inflammatory breast cancer in vivo and in vitro models. PLOS ONE. 2013 February; 8(2):e57431



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