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JOSE R. TORMOS, Ph.D.
SCIENTIST ORGANIC CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
TENURED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
ACADEMIC RESEARCH GRANTS PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Dedicated and motivated Scientist and Associate Professor with a PhD in Organic Chemistry. Responsible for the Administration, Management and Coordination of Research Projects and courses for students. Manage Grant Budgets from various agencies. Highly effective communicator with 15+ years of research in Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology. Enjoy collaboration and fostering scientific and business relationships to meet project goals, deadlines and budgets. SKILLS SUMMARY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR & CELL BIOLOGY SCIENTIFIC & STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS & PROJECT MANAGEMENT ENZYMOLOGY PROTEIN CHEMISTRY ASSAY DEVELOPMENT PCR LC-MS GC-MS FPLC HPLC UPLC UV-VIS IR & NMR SPECTROSCOPY FULLY BILINGUAL (ENGLISH-SPANISH), U.S. CITIZEN, OPEN TO RELOCATION SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Support to STEM Education, Student Development and Research Experience Partnered with local non-academic community institutions to provide part-time Work Experience and Internships for students.
• Pro-Bono work experiences with Quality Forensic Toxicology Lab (Project to synthesize a laboratory compound more cost effectively than market purchase)
• Part Time Work Partnership with Southwest Research Institute for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. Also referred students for Internships with Quality Forensic Toxicology and Alamo Forensic Services.
• Redesign of University Organic Chemistry Laboratory to more accurately model business industry environment. Visited various industry laboratories to identify alternative layouts and lab instrumentation improvements. Selected feasible designs to provide enhanced graduate experience and support successful transitions to employment.
• Drafted application and awarded Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM Grant funding for Laboratory Infrastructure Redesign and Instrumentation Acquisition. Collaborated with and provided coordinating oversight for Architects, Vendors and Facility Managers to ensure timely project completion.
• Ensured assigned student lab projects allowed for continuity and tracking of studies and outcomes over time and class cohorts.
Technical Skills & Research Methodologies
• Strong understanding of Drug Development Process and Governing Regulations (GLP, GMP, etc.).
• Analytical Method Development and Optimization, Protein Engineering Research (Protein isolation, purification, characterization, etc.) and Design of New Sampling and Sample Preparation procedures.
• Experience presenting research findings at Local and National Conferences. Jose R. Tormos, Ph.D. email@example.com Page 2 of 3 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
St. Mary's University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Antonio, TX Associate Professor of Chemistry (Tenured) August 2012-Present
Serve as Professor of General and Organic Chemistry for +800 students in the Pre-Med, Biochemistry, Pre-Nursing and Pre-Pharmacy curriculums.
Developed and teach “The Scientific Method” to non-STEM students, to foster appreciation of scientific disciplines and promote critical thinking.
Proven track record leading Research Projects, Publications and establishing strong internal and external collaborations to benefit student learning and preparation for future work environments.
Subject Matter Consultant in re-design of the Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum. Served as Consultant and Reviewer for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Textbooks and online learning.
Conducted Research in the areas of Biochemistry (protein expressed in mammalian cell), Biophysics, Enzymology and Synthetic Organic Chemistry (synthesis of flourogenic esters).
Experienced in Safety Guidelines and Quality Control. Provide technical advice to University Facilities Projects Team on matters relating to laboratory utility’s needs (power, exhaust, A/C etc.).
Highly skilled in office administration products (Adobe, Microsoft Office, etc.). University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX August 2008-7/31/2012 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Biochemistry and Biophysics Managed Research Projects under the supervision of assigned Principal Investigator (Dr. Paul Fitzpatrick). Published research findings in Scientific Journals and presented findings at Local and National Conferences.
Member of Laboratory Projects Oversight Committee, sharing progress and discussing strategies to mitigate initiatives’ risks and challenges. Responsible for coordination of purchase, stocking and disposal of laboratory chemicals and equipment.
Conducted Independent Research in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Enzymology and Physical Organic and Synthetic Chemistry (synthesis of isotopically labeled substrates), with minimal supervision.
EDUCATION & RECOGNITIONS
Doctorate in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2008 Thesis: “Catalytic Power and Tetrahedral Intermediate Stabilization in Cholinesterase Catalysis” Fellow, Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) 2005-2008 Dean’s Fellow, Graduate College, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2002-2004 Masters in Organic Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2004 Thesis:“Kinetic Isotope Effect Evidence for Accumulation of a Tetrahedral Intermediate in Cholinesterase Catalysis”
Bachelor in Chemistry, University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, PR 2002 Magna Cum Laude, Highest Sciences GPA Award, Dean’s List Jose R. Tormos, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org Page 3 of 3 GRANTS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant 2019-2020
Multi-institutional - Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Research exploring "Protein Function Prediction to Promote Hypothesis-driven Thinking in Undergraduate Biochemistry Education"
Welch Foundation Departmental Research Grant 2013 – Present Proposal for Basic Chemical Research, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant 2013
MRI Acquisition of a Fluorimeter for the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology Departments, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX
Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2006-Present Conference Presentations and served as Judge of Scientific Submissions to Biosciences Division American Chemical Society (ACS) local & national level 2000 - Present Treasurer of San Antonio, Texas Chapter of ACS
2019 Biochemistry, Fitzpatrick, P.; Dougherty, V.; Subedi, B.; Quilantan, J.; Hinck, C.; Lujan, A.; Tormos, J.
,“The mechanism of the flavoprotein D-6-hydroxynocotine oxidase: substrate specificity, pH and solvent isotope effects, and roles of key active-site residues.” 58 (21), 2534-2541. 2016 Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Tormos, J. R., Suarez, M. B.; Fitzpatrick, P. F. “13C Kinetic Isotope Effects on the Reaction of a Flavin Amine Oxidase from Whole Molecule Isotope Effects.”, 612, 115
2014 Biochemistry, Roberts, K. M., Tormos, J. R., and Fitzpatrick, P. F. “Characterization of Unstable Products of Flavin- and Pterin-Dependent Enzymes by Continuous-Flow Mass Spectrometry” 53 (16), 2672
2012 Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Tormos, J. R., Henderson Pozzi, M. and Fitzpatrick, P. F.
,“Mechanistic Studies of Mammalian Polyamine Oxidase: Role of Histidine 64.”, 528 (1), 45 – 49. Content Reviewer-University Text Books and Online Learning TopHat: Online learning content development platforms - 2021 McGraw-Hill: ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) online learning content - 2021 Macmillan Learning: "Organic Chemistry”- 2019, "Achieve for Chemistry” Simulation - 2019, “Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry”- 2016