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Biomedical Sciences

Location:
Milford, CT
Posted:
December 07, 2019

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Rebecca Supan

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Milford, CT

409-***-****

ada0p6@r.postjobfree.com

Skills and Attributes

Certified to handle infectious diseases in Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2), BSL 3, and Animal Biosafety Level 2 (ABSL 2) laboratories including Tier 1 Select Agents

Experience with the development and utilization of in vivo, in vitro, and ex vivo models

Data analysis with GraphPad PRISM, R, Excel and other statistical software

Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and experience with SAP systems

Trained in radiation safety, ISO certified cleanrooms, current GMPs and creating SOPs

Participated in both internal and external audits from various regulatory agencies

Professional Experience

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH SEP 2017 - AUG 2019

Graduate Assistant (Research)

Designed and executed an independent research project on Burkholderia pseudomallei

In vitro and ex vivo models to investigate pathobiology of infectious disease

Maintained both adherent and suspension cell culture of primary and commercial cell lines

Utilized air-liquid interface cell culture of human nasal epithelial cells to model the microbiome in the nasal cavity

Applied molecular biology techniques for DNA/RNA and protein detection and quantification including qPCR/RT qPCR, colorimetric/absorbance protein assays and Western Blots

Regularly performed macrophage survival and infection assays, colony-forming unit enumerations and microscopy using Olympus imagining software

Assisted peers with group projects focused on vaccine development

In vivo model experience including a novel murine model for Zika Virus

Certified in small rodent techniques including injections (s.c, i.p., i.m.), breeding, CO2 asphyxiation, cervical dislocation, necropsy and organ harvesting.

MEDTRONIC DEC 2016 – AUG 2017

Clinical Post Market Vigilance Analyst I

Complaint handling for Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG)

Investigated and determined reportability of complaints to FDA and/or other international regulatory agencies

Assessed complaint records and identified appropriate internal department(s) to obtain pertinent information and coordinate efforts to compile relevant data

BIOCOMPATIBLES BTG/ECKERT AND ZIEGLER BEBIG MAY 2013 – FEB 2016

Quality Technician/Quality Control

Investigated complaints and employed root analyses according to complaint handling system SOPs

Responsible for daily and weekly quality tests for radiation leaks and/or spills

Maintained daily inventory of all radioactive sources in the facility per federal guidelines.

Assay Technician for Brachytherapy Seeds

Verified isotope and radioactivity level of seeds (implants) with a Radioisotope Dose Calibrator

Created program to calculate decay of radioisotopes and their corresponding part number to assist customer service with orders

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Education

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH SEP 2017- AUG 2019

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences: Experimental Pathology

Research: Burkholderia pseudomallei Induce Multinucleated Giant Cells and Exploit Host Defenses to Assist in Intracellular Survival.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN AUG 2009 – MAY 2012

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Med concentration with a Minor in Chemistry Graduated Cum Laude with a 3.66 GPA.

Research: Detection of a 2 base pair deletion on the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli gene associated with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.

GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEC 2007 - MAY 2009

Associates in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Dean’s List; graduated with High Honors with a 3.86 GPA.

Member of Phi Theta Kappa.

CERTIFICATIONS

Biosafety Level 2 Certification

Biosafety Level 3 Certification

Animal Biosafety Level 2 Certification

Radiation Safety

HONOR SOCIETIES

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society May 2012

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Apr 2008

PROJECTS/RESEARCH

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH DEC 2017

Peli-1 KO Murine Model Exhibits Protective Effects Against Zika Virus in Fetal Mice.

Principle Investigator: Tian Wang, PhD

PRESENTATION AT WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINAR. FEB 2019

Live Another Day: Select Agent Burkholderia pseudomallei Exploits Host Defenses for Survival.

PRESENTATION/ORAL DEFENSE OF MASTER’S THESIS AUG 2019

Burkholderia Pseudomallei Induce Multinucleated Giant Cells and Exploit Host Defenses to Assist in Intracellular Survival.



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