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Office Assistant Lab Technician

Encino, CA
March 18, 2020

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Shervin Yazdani

***** ****** ***** *****, ****** CA 91436 818-***-****


University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Biology: Integrative Human Biology Expected May 2021

GPA: 3.6 / 4.0

Relevant Coursework: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy, Calculus, Statistics, Discrete Math/Probability, Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics


IEOR Department at UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA

Office Assistant of the Chair of the Berkeley IEOR Department, Dr. Kenneth Goldberg August 2017 – Present

Oversaw and tracked records of various research and laboratory expenses while ensuring optimal distribution of academic and private grants across cutting-edge university research projects

Resolved administrative conflicts by mediating between departments and implemented compromises to facilitate cooperation

UCLA Cardiothoracic Surgery Lab (CORE Lab) Los Angeles, CA

Lab Technician under Dr. Peyman Benharash May 2018 – Present

Partnered with medical students, residents, and professors to analyze complex datasets and coordinate with other departments to publish four abstracts and a paper

Designed and launched the UCLA ECLS/ECMO website to advance accessibility and care for hospital patients

Completely restructured the organization of lab chemicals and hardware into a new system that guaranteed maximum productivity and readiness to all laboratory members

Ideated necessary teaching devices and apparatuses to train Trauma Surgeons and Cardiothoracic Fellows by mimicking in vivo hospital scenarios

UCLA Genetics Lab Los Angeles, CA

Lab Technician under Dr. Katrina Dipple June 2015 – August 2016

Identified genetic markers for mandibulofacial dysostosis through exome sequencing with PCR and gel electrophoresis, then collaborated with other undergraduate and graduate students to create a chromosomal map that displayed the afflicted alleles of the genome

Coordinated routine updates on research progress through presentations in a conference room setting to establish interconnection and unity between a variety of laboratory projects

Innovated a new, more efficient technique for DNA extraction that lowered extraction time by roughly 80%, while simultaneously reducing costs by about one-third

Publications and Abstracts

Abstract/Presentation: Shervin Yazdani et. al. Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Outcomes and Costs Following Gastrectomy. 14th Annual Academic Congress. 2019. Santa Barbara.

Co-Author: Y. Sanaiha M.D. et. al. Impact of Approach and Hospital Volume on Cardiovascular Complications After Pulmonary Lobectomy. Journal of Surgical Research. 2019. Volume 235: 202-209.

Co-Author: S.E. Rudasill et. al. Protein Caloric malnutrition is Associated with Adverse Outcomes Following TAVR. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018. 72 (13 Supplement) B243

Co-Author: H. Xing: Inter-hospital Transfer of TAVR Patients is Associated with Index Complications but Not Readmission Outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018. 72 (13 Supplement) B229.

Co-Author: H. Xing: Higher Instituional TAVR Volume Reduces Index Mortality but Does Not Impact Readmission Outcomes. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018. 72 (13 Supplement) B62.


Soft Skills: Storytelling, Community Building, Unstructured Problem Solving, Public Speaking, Critical Thinking/Analysis, Strategic Planning

Technical Skills: STATA, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

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