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Houston, Texas, United States
October 15, 2016

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Rose Y. Reins, Ph.D.

Rose Y. Reins, Ph.D. ***** Heron Trail, Tomball, TX 77377 832-***-****


Over 15 years’ experience in cell and molecular biology research with a focus on immunology

Strong expertise in delivering biomedical information to a diverse audience, including over 25 presentations at biomedical research conferences and 12 publications in peer-reviewed journals

High level of ability in problem-solving, protocol development, experimental design, data analysis, and scientific literature evaluation

Extensive background in lab management and instruction in biomedical sciences

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills with a desire to work in a project team environment. Seeking an intellectual challenge and the opportunity to make an impact day to day EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ph.D., Cell and Molecular Biology 2010-2015

University of Houston Houston, TX

Immunology Training Program 1998-2000

Boston University Boston, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Biology 1994-1998

Baylor University Waco, TX


Independent Scientific Consultant 2016

Sycamore Life Sciences Houston, TX

Initial team member of Houston-based biotech start-up company

Identified target clients, initiated business relationships and contacts, and generated new leads

Executed site visits to evaluate client needs and provided expertise on company’s portfolio Post-doctoral Research Fellow 2015-present

The Ocular Surface Institute, University of Houston Houston, TX

Implemented a project to determine the efficacy of vitamin D as an anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of dry eye syndrome.

Selected presenter at two international vision research conferences. Graduate Research Assistant 2010-2015

University of Houston College of Optometry Houston, TX

Independently developed a research project investigating the function of vitamin D at the ocular surface, filling a gap in scientific knowledge that will be useful in considering vitamin D as a therapeutic option for ocular inflammation.

Published four first author papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Awarded ten travel awards to attend scientific conferences, including 2 international meetings. Presented research findings and developed collaborations with other scientists. Rose Y. Reins, Ph.D.

Lab Manager/Research Technician 2005-2009

College of Optometry, University of Houston Houston, TX

Developed protocols and implemented experiments examining corneal wound healing and infection. Presented data during lab meetings and departmental journal club.

Managed lab operations, organization, and supply inventory.

Trained Optometry, graduate, and undergraduate students in biological techniques. Adjunct Faculty, Biology and Microbiology 2005-2006 Lone Star College Houston, TX

Developed and delivered class and lab lectures to undergraduate students.

Introduced basic biological concepts and assisted with procedures and interpretation of experimental results.

Research Assistant 2000-2005

Brown Institute for Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, TX

Worked independently on research investigating expression of complement proteins in the skin.

Maintained all aspects of lab organization and management. INVITED PRESENTATIONS

6th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, UH Dept. of Biology/Biochemistry, 2014 Houston, TX American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Press Conference, 2014 Denver, CO Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Meeting, 2014 Orlando, FL The Ocular Surface Institute Research Day, UH College of Optometry, 2014 Houston, TX International Society for Contact Lens Research Meeting, 2013 Kyoto, Japan American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, 2013 Seattle, WA Summer Seminar Series, UH College of Optometry, 2013 Houston, TX Lions Foundation Annual Meeting, 2012 Houston, TX

International Society for Contact Lens Research Meeting, 2011 Napa, CA HONORS AND AWARDS

William C. Ezell Fellowship, American Optometric Foundation 2013, 2014 Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society Travel Award (Taormina, Sicily, Italy) 2013 International Society for Contact Lens Research Travel Award (Kyoto, Japan/Napa, CA) 2011, 2013 Friends of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Graduate Fellowship, UH 2013 UH Department of Biology/Biochemistry Student Travel Award 2012, 2013, 2015 Gordon Research Conference, Biology of the Cornea Travel Grant (Ventura, CA) 2012 National Eye Institute ARVO Student Travel Fellowship (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) 2012 Ella Margaret Hawes Women in Transition Scholarship, UH 2007 PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Rachel L. Redfern, O.D., Ph.D. Laura J. Frishman, Ph.D., FAAO, FARVO Assistant Professor, Optometry and Vision Sciences Associate Dean for Graduate Studies University of Houston College of Optometry University of Houston College of Optometry 713-***-**** 713-***-****

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