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Postdoctoral Fellow

Toledo, Ohio, United States
October 11, 2016

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Christopher Drummond, Ph.D. Research Scientist 419-***-**** Perrysburg, OH

Dynamic scientist with over 10 years of research experience, 18 peer-reviewed publications, and 2 papers currently accepted for publication or currently under review.

Analytical and detail-oriented, adept at synthesizing complex, diverse information and designing work flows to assess toxicity and therapeutic potential of novel therapeutics using small animal surgical techniques, inhalation toxicology, ELISA, Western Blotting, qPCR, radioenzymological assays, and biomarker development resulting in more than $1.7 million in lab and individual grant funds.

Demonstrated ability to develop lean processes that improve efficiency and lower costs resulting in time savings of 50% per assay and negotiated supply reductions saving more than $15,000 per year. Superior verbal and written communication skills with expertise in grant applications, abstracts, and white papers.

Areas of Expertise include:

Cell Based assay development

Project Management

Assay Design and Development

Small animal Surgery

Radioenzymological Assays

Cell Based Assays

Culture of Primary cells and Cell lines


Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)



Postdoctoral Fellow

Passionately directed all aspects of a professional, cutting edge laboratory, allocating resources, establishing new protocols and managing a supply and travel budget of more than $75k per year and a total of more than $1.5million in external grant funding.

Developed and directed inhalation toxicology equipment and methodology to study the role of combustible and e-cigarettes on cardiorenal injury in the setting of preexisting kidney disease, resulting in collaborations with MD’s and Ph.Ds. at the University of California San Diego, Marshall University, and resulting in more than $150,000 of external grants

Designed and implemented both in vitro and in vivo Echocardiographic, small animal surgical models to assess cardiovascular and renal disease, biofunctional, ELISA, Western Blot, qPCR and immunohistochemical/immunohistofluorescence assays to assess cardiac and renal organ and cellular toxicity mechansims and implemented automated technology, reducing biochemical and molecular analysis processing time by 50%.

Strong leadership and communication skills resulting in efficient and complete studies evaluating in vitro and in vivo toxicity and therapeutic potential of a novel peptide and non-coding RNAs in treatment of Cardiovascular disease induced by Chronic kidney disease resulting in 14 peer-reviewed publications, 18 presentations and published abstracts at national and international meetings.

Intuitively designed and standardized methodology to isolate and reliably measure non-coding RNA molecules including microRNA in plasma and plasma-derived exosomes, for biomarker identification and characterization in cardio-renal disease in human and rodent plasma. In addition to molecular analysis of non-coding RNAs in animal tissues.

Key Accomplishments:

Developed ability to identify and implement novel and creative strategies to solve therapeutic issues resulting in an Individual grant funding of $175K from the NIH.

Developed small animal surgical skills by being selected to be one of nine scientists to participate in the UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center Rodent Physiology and Injury Workshop, resulting in increased acuity at performing rodent surgery, metabolic analysis, and multisystem injury analysis.


Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant

Expertly evaluated regulation of a key enzyme regulating development utilizing insects and parasitic invertebrates to conduct complex evaluations resulting in expertise in thin layer chromatography (TLC) and radioimmunoassay (RIA) design and troubleshooting.

Concisely and consistently disseminated complex scientific information to broad audiences, resulting in selection as the only graduate research student to present research as a Key Note speaker at the 2009 Bowling Green State University Life Sciences research retreat.

Passionately taught anatomy and physiology courses, developing instructional plans and assessing student work. Supervised lab activities, advising and assisting students. Served as senior graduate mentor to undergraduate students. Resulting in Nomination for the Outstanding teaching assistant award

Key Accomplishments:

Developed radioimmunoassay and radioenzymological assays coupled to Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) to measure the function of an important enzyme mediating insect development resulting effective communication in 3 peer-reviewed publications and 15 presentations and published abstracts at regional and national meetings.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), GPA 4.0, Molecular & Cellular Biology


Bachelor of Science, Pre-Medical Biology, GPA 3.65, Cum laude


Personal Awards and Society Membership

Individual Research Fellowship National Research Service award (F32) [09/2014-09/2017] from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health ($175,066)

ASH Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting ($500; American Society of Hypertension; May 2015)

American Physiological Genomics Group Second Prize Trainee Research Excellence Award ($200; American Physiological Society-Physiological Genomics Section; April 2015)

Outstanding Poster Award ($500; European Society of Hypertension; June 2014)

Bowling Green State University Department of Biological Sciences Non-service Dissertation Fellowship (Fall 2009)

Katzner/University Bookstore Research Grant ($842; BGSU Intramural Research Award; Spring 2009)

Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research ($412; External Research funds; Spring 2009)

Nominated for Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (BGSU; Spring 2009)

Grant-in-aid BGSU Office of Undergraduate Research ($1,000.00; BGSU; Fall 2006)

Suzanne Miller-Kolbalka Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Fall of 2004 and 2005 at BGSU)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($3500; University of Toledo Health Science Campus; Summer 2005)

Dean’s List, 2003-2006

Society Membership: The American Society of Nephrology (2016-current); The American Heart Association (2011-current); The American Physiological Society (2012-current); Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (2009-current); The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2009-2014); The Entomological Society of America (2009-2013); The American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008-2014); The Ohio Academy of Science (2007-2009); Alpha Epsilon Delta (premedical Honor Society) [Initiated Spring 2005]

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