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Manufacturing Associate

Santa Clara, California, United States
October 08, 2016

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VANIA CHANG 408-***-****


University of California Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering Class of 2015

Major GPA: 3.472/4.0


Illumina (PRO Unlimited), Hayward October 2015-Present Manufacturing Associate

Perform final product quality control procedures to ensure high performing instruments.

Analyze instrument statistical data to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical system issues that may arise during testing.

Execute validation/qualification projects of instrument parts to improve and streamline manufacturing.

Experience with good documentation and manufacturing practices to ensure safety and compliance with FDA regulations.

Modlin Laboratory, UCLA September 2014-September 2015 Laboratory Assistant

Perform cell culture techniques such as freezing/thawing T cells, Ficoll-Paque, and harvesting cells after radioactive proliferation assay.

Responsible for basic laboratory maintenance including autoclaving, preparing buffers and reagents, stocking, and inventory.


Senior Bioengineering Capstone Design Project September 2014- March 2015

Worked in a group of six students to build a cryogen delivery system aimed at treating mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer.

Designed experiments to test the effectiveness of our device on mesothelioma tumor cells and supplementing the device with vacuum insulation, CAD handle, and wireless control system. Grundfest Laboratory, UCLA March 2013-September 2014 Research Assistant

Testing different substrates for an effective new treatment for infected surgical wounds by applying laser- generated shockwaves to disrupt bacterial biofilm.

Also began testing the effects of low intensity focused ultrasound and antibiotics on Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm.

Bioengineering Laboratory 167 Course Winter 2013

The course culminated with each student designing a research project. My project tested how cell adhesion affects cell growth.

Learned common laboratory skills and techniques such as PCR, Western blot, bioconjugation, mammalian cell line (HeLa) cloning and culturing, ELISA, cell counting/cytometry, micro-pipetting, gel electrophoresis.


UCLA Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan Grant 2012-2014

Scholarship awarded for academic excellence, covering system wide fees for first four years at UCLA

Continuation of UCLA Scholarship Recognition Award (2011) which is awarded to entering students in acknowledgement of academic excellence.

USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) March 2010

Semifinalist (500/10,000 participants)

Annual national competition for high school students on the subject of biology consisting of two exams where the top four compete internationally.


Student Wellness Commission (SWC) EARTH Committee 2014-2015

Raise awareness about environmentally issues and actions the student body can take to relieve the strain we have placed on our environment and planet.

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