I am fascinated in most aspects of molecular biology and my lab experience has enabled me to become proficient in a number of molecular biological techniques such as quantitative polymerase chain reaction, sample preparation for RNA seq, cloning, western blotting, slot blotting, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridisation and understanding genetic outputs of transcriptome based sequencing. I have also had experience with recombinant protein work, antibody development, radioimmunoassay, in vitro tissue culture techniques, FPLC and enzymatic-colorimetric assays (GPO-PAP and CHOD-PAP).
Research Scientist New Zealand
January 2013 --- June 2015
Carried out numerous molecular biology techniques following on from my PhD research. Also supervied multiple post-graduate students and trained technichal staff in numerous techniques.
OrganizationCompetitivenessProblem solvingKindnessInterest in knowledgeDiligenceDependabilityCuriosityCollaborationAttention to detailApproachabilityTrust
Biochemistry Animal models Scientific writingAnesthesiaAnimal trialAntibodiesWriting Study Procedures and SOPsWestern BlottingSDS-PAGEDNAEndocrinologyEnglishImmunohistochemistry (IHC)Microsoft Excelmolecular biologyLaboratoryLaboratory study designPCRProtein ExpressionScientific WritingScientific methodologyQuantitative PCR (qPCR)PowerPointMicrosoft OfficeMolecular Cloning
Skills and Expertise
Guide students Report data Write papersAdjust processes and methodsAttend seminarsWrite protocolsUse western blotting techniqueManuscript preparation and reviewlifescienceCreates a collaborative team environmentPresent data at congress
Ph.D. in Zoology from University of Otago in 2013
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Zoology from University of Otago in 2009