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Medical Technologist University

Location:
Falls Church, VA, 22043
Posted:
August 22, 2012

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AMI DESAI 405-***-**** / alzzyc@r.postjobfree.com

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OBJECTIVE

Biology (Microbiology) major seeks a challenging entry level position in a team-based but individual goal-oriented environment.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Quest Diagnostics Nicholas Institute April 2012 - Present

Chantilly, VA

Medical Technologist Trainee

Responsibilities:

• In the Immunoassay department, performing complex assay called Dihydrotestosterone.

• Doing calculations and releasing final results.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Biology (December, 2011) [Dean’s List]

George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia; GPA: 3.66

Coursework towards Master of Science in Microbiology (May, 2008)

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; GPA: 3.56 (US equivalent)

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (May, 2007)

Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India; GPA: 3.70 (US equivalent)

RELATED COURSEWORK

Biostatistics, Vaccines, Applied Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Virology, Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Ecology.

RELATED LABORATORY SKILLS AND PROCEDURES

Microbiology:

• Isolation and identification of bacteria, actinomycetes, yeast, bacteriophages and fungi Performed Streak plate, Pour plate and Spread plate techniques. Also, performed biochemical tests to identify bacteria.

• Evaluation of bacterial growth and factors affecting growth, Aseptic technique

• Preparation of different media and solutions, Sterility Testing, Cleaning of glassware

• Know operation of autoclave, pH meter, and spectrophotometer. Performed Gram staining, Cell wall staining, Acid-Fast staining, Capsule staining, Spirochete staining and Metachromatic granule staining.

Biochemistry & Immunology:

• Paper Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, HPLC, Gel Electrophoresis and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy, ELISA, Antigen-Antibody reactions, Antibiotic Assays, Wet chemistry

Genetics and Molecular Biology:

• Isolation of nucleic acids and plasmids using Polymerase Chain Reaction

• Isolation of antibiotic resistant mutants and pigment variant mutants

• G+C determination and One step growth curve of bacteriophages

RELEVENT RESEARCH PROJECTS & PRESENTATIONS

George Mason University (July, 2010 to December, 2011)

• Located journal articles in various databases and prepare PowerPoint slides. Did a presentation on topics ranging from public speaking, vaccines, new methods of vaccine delivery, an antimicrobial resistance etc.

School of Science, Gujarat University (January 2008)

• Participated in scientific journal research to investigate Microorganisms Resistant to Free Living Amoebae

• Examined Stages of Free Living Amoebae, Effect of Environmental conditions and Amoeba Resistant microorganisms in laboratory and delivered a presentation

AFFILIATIONS

The American Society for Microbiology

COMPUTER SKILLS

R software, Vortex, Microsoft Office 2007 (MS Word, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel), HTML and XHTML

REFERENCES

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