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Madison, WI
February 21, 2020

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Lawrence Werner II

** ******** ******* **** *******, WI 53704 USA Phone: 618-***-**** _


Master of Science in Biological Science with an emphasis in Ecological Physiology Dec 2015 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Advisors: Richard Essner, Jr. and Jason Williams

Thesis: Overwintering Strategies of a Cold-Water Anuran, Ascaphus montanus Bachelors of Science in Biological Science with an emphasis in Integrative Biology May 2013 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


PhD Graduate Research Project Jul 2015-Jun 2019

“Greenhouse Project”-Climate changes effect on an important winter refuge-under the snow

● Gained experience in mechanistic niche modeling, 3-D modeling software (Blendr) and biochemistry

● Interfaced with land owners/managers to place greenhouses throughout Wisconsin

● Performed code updates and troubleshot complex robotic greenhouses

● Wrote and adapted experimental designs in response to changing budgetary requirements

● Collaborated with co-authors on papers, posters, and talks

● Mentored undergraduate in the design and implementation of new instrumentation with input from several departments

● Taught myself how to code in R

Masters Graduate Research Project Aug 2013-Dec 2015 Overwintering Strategies of a Cold-Water Anuran, Ascaphus montanus

● Gained expertise in physiology, ecology and evolution

● Designed and performed an experiment to determine if a species of interest was freeze tolerant or utilized supercooling to survive lethal temperatures

● I was able to determine the concentrations of metabolites used in freeze tolerance spectrophotometrically

● Performed Field Collections in Montane Habitat in N. Idaho in 2013 and 2014 Work Experience:

Sample Coordinator Jul 2019-Nov 2019


● Performed sample accession tasks including; opening, entering, tracking, labeling, and disposition of samples in accordance with GLP

● Coordinated with Client Service Coordinators to establish or update customer service procedures, with guidance, as appropriate

● Communicated discrepancies to appropriate personnel and assist with problem solving

● Used LabWare Laboratory Information System (NIMS) in daily duties Lawrence Werner II

64 Lakewood Gardens Lane Madison, WI 53704 USA Phone: 618-***-**** _ Skills:

● Used Pico-logger hardware and software in both masters and Phd work

● Proficient with small volume (μL) pipetting

● Proficient with Sterile Technique

● Applied PCR

● Familiarized with Microscopy

● Ran Western Blot

● Used ELISA

● Implemented Gel Electrophoresis

● Consulted Bioinformatics

● Competent with Microsoft Office

Service to the Community:

Science Olympiad Feb 2014


Regional Science and Engineering Research Challenge Mar 2013 Judge

Cougars Volunteering for Science Aug 2009-Dec 2012 Student Educator

● Went to local, low income schools to conduct hands-on science lessons to elementary age students.

● Provided real world examples of scientific phenomenon to improve interest in STEM careers Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin Madison and Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville Teaching Assistant Jan 2014-Jun 2019

● Collaborated with colleagues to create new curriculum and update existing teaching plans to increase students’ comprehension of complex biological topics

● Prepared and delivered multiple hour in-lab lectures covering state of the art scientific techniques and concepts for class sizes of 18-24 students with a variety of learning styles

● Taught core concepts of biology and scientific inquiry including the scientific method and how to design and execute a research project

● Worked closely with students on a semester-long, hypothesis-based research project. resulting in a journal-style scientific paper

● Provided students with timely and constructive feedback on assignments creating better learning outcomes for students

● Courses: Animal Biology (ZOO 101) UW; Introductory Biology (ZOO 151/152) UW; Wildlife Management Techniques (FWE 561) UW; Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 240a) SIUE; Natural History of Vertebrate (BIOL 490) SIUE; Conservation Biology (BIOL 463) SIUE; Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

(BIOL 489) SIUE; and Animal Physiological Ecology (BIOL 467) SIUE

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