Cheektawaga NY 14227
Rowan University, Glassboro: Fall 2004-Spring 2008
Degree : Bachelor of Biochemistry
University at Buffalo Fall 2012 – Winter 2019
Degree: PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Avis Service Agent: Summer 2006 and 2007
-Serviced rental vehicles for customer rentals
Assistant Lab Technician, Biochemistry and Chemistry: Summer 2008
-Run experiments using Mass spectroscopy and purify peptides for testing using HPLC.
Clinical Research Assistant at Upenn Ophthalmology Department: Summer 2008
-Recruit patients for macular degeneration disease study and review adverse reactions of the drug being studied.
Research and Development Technician at Campbell Soup Company: August 2008- July 2011.
-Measure pH and viscosity of the soup condiment and sodium content. Test for bacterial that can potentially contaminate the soup product.
Research Assistant Pharmcology and Toxicology Department University at Buffalo: September 2012 – 2015.
-In Silico peptide based drug design. Synthesized and purified peptides. These peptides were tested on cancer cell lines to determine their anti-proliferative effects. Used state of the art computation software to design these peptides.
Lab Technician at Sumitomo Rubber USA: January 2015- March 2018
-Measure the curing rate and densities of rubber samples for tire production
Manufacturing Research Technician II Chemistry and Formulation department at Thermo Fisher Scientific: April 2018
-Formulate buffer, and media. Review Batch record for manufacturing.
Study Coordinator at University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science Maternal and Child Health Research program: January 2016- June 2018.
-Screen and counsel patients on how to reduce tobacco intake during and after pregnancy. The mother’s levels of cotinine are tracked with a urine cotinine test, followed by a breath analysis monitor to help track their levels of carbon monoxide. Help in writing and generating ideas for grant proposals for our clinical study.
Study Coordinator at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. August 2018 – Present.
- Manages and coordinates the care of patients participating in a clinical research study. Educates patients, families and staff regarding study compliance. Maintain research regulatory documents and the submission of new studies, amendments, continuing reviews and all other study documents. Manage data entry, study compliance, and drug accountability. Adheres to the Code of Federal Regulations and guidelines set up by the International Committee for Harmonization for good clinical practices.
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS/TEACHING POSITIONS:
ROWAN UNIVERISTY RESIDENCE LIFE,
Resident Assistant- August 2006 - 2008
oResponsible for building community on a co-educational floor with 37 students
oParticipates in duty rotation with 11 other staff members to ensure safety of 700 students
oDevelops and conducts programs on diversity, chemical abuse, personal development, relationships, security, and academic performance.
oManages administrative tasks including maintenance requests, incident reports.
University at Buffalo Pharmacology and Toxicology Department.
Teaching Assistant and Lab Assistant
Deans List, Certificate for academic performance 2007-2008
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EDC Rave, Medidata, EMR, Encore,
JY-Horiba Flouromax2, Hewlett-Packard HP1100 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Agilant 1100 HPLC, Jasco 715 Spectropolarimeter Circular Dichroism, Gas Chromatography Mass Spectroscopy, and Grad Prad Prism,, HADDOCK, UCSF CHIMERA, SYBYL-X SUITE, and MOLECULAR OPERATING ENVIRONMENT (MOE).
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/VOLUNTEER WORK:
Rowan University Biology and ACS Club-fall 2001-2005
Rowan Christian Fellowship-Fall 2005-Spring 2008
Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)-Fall 2007- Spring 2008
Member of the Service Committee for Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity -Fall 2007- Spring 2008
Electrochemistry- Research on the reduction and oxidation ability of the Iron in Hemoglobin.
Binding of Peptides in Lipids- Research on binding of a peptide in membrane with different composition of lipids using the JY- Horiba Flouromax2.
Flourescent Quenching- Using Acrylamide to quench tryptophan in a peptide to determine the binding capability of the peptide.
Peptide Purification- Used the Agilant 1100 HPLC to purify peptides which was used to bind different lipid composition. The two solvents that was used for this particular HPLC was acetylnitrile and water.
Immunohistochemistry- Research on health disparity of IGF-1 among minorities in prostate cancer.
Gas Chromatography Mass Spec.- Used to separate benzene from gasoline.
MTT assays: Treating cancer cells with drugs to determine the effectiveness of the drugs
Research techniques: Cell splitting, freezing cells, Western blot, Solid phase peptide synthesis, small molecular compound synthesis, RtPCR, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Cell invasion Assays, cell transfection, RNA isolation, Immunohistochemistry, Anti-angiogenesis Assays, Flow cytometry, molecular crosslinking etc.
PhD Thesis: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor ( EGFR) inhibitors as novel anticancer cancer agents to combat triple negative breast cancer cells.
Maternal and Child Health Research Program: Screen and counsel patients on how to reduce tobacco intake during and after pregnancy. The mother’s levels of cotinine are tracked with a urine cotinine test, followed by a breath analysis monitor to help track their levels of carbon monoxide. Help in writing and generating ideas for grant proposals for our clinical study.