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Tucson, Arizona, United States
October 13, 2016

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Amanda Hanson

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Phone: 501-***-**** Email:


Master of Science, Biochemistry, May, 2016

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, May, 2013

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Research Experience

Research Assistant with Dr. Pascale Charest, 2014-Present University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Investigated how the target of rapamycin complex 2 (TORC2) regulates cancer cell migration. Used lentiviral delivery of shRNA to knockdown TORC2 components, examined the effect of growth factors on TORC2 activity by western blot, and visualized cell migration using confocal microscopy. Research Assistant with Dr. Melissa Kelley, 2011-2013 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Tested the effect of troglitazone on retinoic acid metabolism using HPLC, cellular adhesion using a spectroscopy based assay, proliferation using an ELISA based assay, and used flow cytometry to determine what integrins were expressed in response to retinoic acid in human K562 cells. This work was published in the journal PLOS One (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093005). Laboratory Skills

• BSL-2 tissue culture

• Western blotting

• Gel electrophoresis

• Flow cytometry


• DNA isolation and purification

• Confocal microscopy

• Lentiviral production and purification

• Site directed mutagenesis

• Column chromatography


• Protein purification


Employment Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2013-2016 General chemistry laboratory: Instructed students in safely performing general chemistry experiments. Biochemistry lecture: Lead discussion sections for three different biochemistry classes. Biochemistry laboratory: Guided students in performing various biochemical experiments as well as preparing materials and assisting in curriculum design Laboratory Assistant and Tutor University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 2011-2013 Assisted in biochemistry and organic chemistry laboratories. Tutored students in the subjects of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Quantitative Analysis and Biochemistry. Chemical Stockroom Assistant, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 2011-2012 Prepared stock solutions, organized and ordered materials, organized schedules and transfer of equipment and materials to multiple educational chemistry laboratories. Software Intern, Ingen Software, Inc., Cabot, AR, 2006-2011 Assisted customers with technical questions, managed a project to optimize order specifications in Oasis software, and tested and documented malfunctions in the software. References available upon request

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