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Associate Scientist Resume Sample


Associate Scientist Resume Sample

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Highly accomplished, goal-oriented, and experienced scientist with profound expertise in independent idea generation and novel hypothesis formulation; strong qualifications and background in scientific research in life sciences. Adept at designing experiments and implementing independent projects. Demonstrate strong ability in conceptualizing and integrating ideas. Expert in writing papers and grants, as well as in teaching students at various levels. Possess sound judgment and objective in decision-making.

Notable Accomplishments

Played a major role in significantly contributing the following in the area of neuroendocrinology

  • Determination and recognition of a regulatory loop for the synthesis of neurosteroids in the brain
  • Essential detection of GnRH receptor in human hippocampus and cortex, the two areas of the brain most affected in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Identifying the role of hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis hormones in neurogenesis during early embryogenesis and in neurodegeneration
  • Identification of a GnRH receptor orthologue (Ce-GnRHR) in C. elegans enabling scientist around the world to use C. elegans as a model for the study of reproductive neuroendocrinolgy
  • Formulated a novel molecular model for the pathogenesis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig’s disease)

Relevant Contributions in Other Areas

  • Invention of a new method called flash photography for the measurement of calcium transients in beating cardiac myocytes
  • Establishment of the fundamentals of modeling and measuring calcium dynamics in dyad cleft of cardiac myocytes and developed an interactive model which can be used by scientists around the world
  • Elucidation of the electron transport system of the filarial parasite Setaria digitata and the identification of a lactate pathway for energy generation in nematode parasites

Education

2003-2004  |  Postdoctoral Research in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neurobiology, Neuroendocrinology, Bioinformatics, Computation, Geriatrics, Cancer Biology, and Stem Cell Biology
ABC UNIVERSITY |  Madison, WI, USA
1999-2003  |  Postdoctoral Research in Biophysics and Cellular Physiology
ABC UNIVERSITY | Madison, WI, USA
1997-1999  |  Postdoctoral Research in Biophysics and Neuroendocrinology
CDEF Institute | Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1998  |  Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry
GHIJ UNIVERSITY | Kerala, India
1989  |  Master of Science in Zoology
KLMN UNIVERSITY – Kerala, India
1987  |  Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Botany, and Chemistry
KLMN UNIVERSITY- Kerala, India

Professional Experience

2010–Present  |   Associate Scientist, Department of Neurological Surgery
ABC UNIVERSITY – School of Medicine and Public Health  Madison, WI, USA
2009–2010  |  Research Scientist, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Hospital  Madison, WI, USA
2008–2009  |   Member, Annual Report Task Force, Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Hospital  Madison, WI, USA
2004–2010   |  Assistant Scientist, Department of Medicine
ABC UNIVERSITY-School of Medicine and Public Health  Madison, WI, USA
2003–2004  |  Research Associate, Department of Medicine
ABC UNIVERSITY-School of Medicine and Public Health  Madison, WI, USA
1999–2003  |  Research Associate, Department of Surgery
ABC UNIVERSITY-School of Medicine and Public Health  Madison, WI, USA
1997–1999  |  Research Associate, Molecular Biophysics Unit
CDEF Institute  Bangalore, Karnataka, India
1996–1997  |   Scientific Assistant, Department of Pathology
OPQ Insittute   Trivandrum, Kerala, India
1990–1996  |  Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
KLMN UNIVERSITY  Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Teaching and Supervisory Experience

2010–Present  |  Associate Scientist, Department of Neurological Surgery
ABC UNIVERSITY-School of Medicine and Public Health  Madison, WI, USA

  • Developed an effective curriculum design and teach “A Laboratory Course on Central Nervous System Regeneration” to undergraduate and medical graduate students taking research credits in the laboratory of CNS regeneration
  • Perform a wide array of duties, including teaching the way of thinking involved in generating ideas, designing and developing feasible projects and experiments, interpreting and presenting data, and writing papers and grants for the medical students and biology major undergraduate students of the laboratory of CNS regeneration

2003–2010  |  Assistant Scientist, Department of Medicine
ABC UNIVERSITY – School of Medicine and Public Health  Madison, WI, USA

  • Effectively managed and administered the Laboratory of Endocrinology, Aging and Disease

1992–2010

  • Taught basic concepts in Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Stem Cell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Neurodegeneration and Neuroregeneration, Neuroendocrinology, Physiology, Cancer Biology, Gerontology, and Biomedical Research to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Directly supervised laboratory practices, techniques, and ethics in Biomedical Research to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Conducted and facilitated a coherent research plan and independent projects to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Effectively taught the methods and way of thinking involved in experimental design, analysis of observed data, and data interpretation to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Instructed undergraduate and graduate students the use of advanced technical and computational skills required for modern biomedical research
  • Provided support and guidance to both undergraduate and graduate students in achieving excellent written and visual presentation skills

Awards and Recognitions

2004 | Emerging Scientists Award: National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Aging: USA
1997 | National Biotechnology Training Program Research Associateship: Department of Biotechnology and Indian Institute of Science : India
1996 |  Research Associateship in Life Sciences: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
1994 | Young Scientist Award: International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1994 | Senior Research Fellowship in Biochemistry: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research: India
1990 Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering National Examination: Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science: India
1989 | Junior Research Fellowship in Life Sciences: University Grants Commission and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research: India
1989 | Rank Certificate for being among the first 10 top mark scorers for graduate examination in Master of Science: University of Calicut: India
1989 | Kerala State Merit Scholarship for Master of Science graduate studies: Government of Kerala, India
1987 | Kerala State Merit Scholarship for Bachelor of Science undergraduate studies: Government of Kerala, India

 Professional Training and Development

2009 |  Course on Biosafety in Laboratory Research: Institutional Biosafety Office of the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI, USA
2008 | General Biochemistry Course by Dr. Nelson and Dr. Cox (Authors of the book Principles of Biochemistry): Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI, USA
2008 | Workshop on Research Computing: Wisconsin Center for Education Research: Madison, WI, USA
2008 | Invitrogen Imaging Workshop, a two-day imaging workshop: Bio-tech Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI, USA
2007 | Workshop and training on Teaching and Learning: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI, USA
2007 | Orientation Course on Integrated Biological Sciences Summer Research Program for the Faculty and Academic staff: University of Wisconsin-Madison: Madison, WI, USA
2006 | Course on Identification of Disease Genes: National Center for Biotechnology Information: Madison, WI, USA
2006 | Training course on An Introduction to Human Embryonic Stem Cells Methods: WiCell Research Institute: Madison, WI, USA
2006 | Course on Correlating Disease Genes and Phenotypes: National Center for Biotechnology Information: Madison, WI, USA
2006 | Work Shop on Gene Silencing: International Neuroendocrine Federation in connection with the Sixth International Congress of Neuroendocrinology: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2006 | Human Proteomics Program Workshop: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health: Madison, WI, USA
2004 | Technical Assistance Workshop on Aging: National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Aging: Washington DC, USA
1998 | Workshop on Neurobiology: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Professional Affiliations

2006 | Society for Neuroscience
2006 | American Neuroendocrine Society
2005 | The Endocrine Society
2004 | Alzheimer’s Research Forum
2003 | New York Academy of Sciences
2003 | Biophysical Society
2003 | American Heart Association
2003 | Heart Failure Society of America
2003 | Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
2003 | American Association for the Advancement of Science
1996 | Kerala Academy of Sciences, India
1992 | Society of Biological Chemists, India

Technical and Experimental Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat)
  • MS-DOS, Windows, Sigma plot, Prism, and Deltagraph,
  • Search Engines
  • Bioinformatics Programs (BLAST, FASTA, RSMOL, VMD and primer designs including MSPCR)
  • Ion Channel Studies Related Programs (PClamp 6 and PClamp 8, Clampfit, WCP and PAT Programs)
  • LabVIEW and Till Vision programs for image data acquisition and analysis
  • Electro-physiology: Patch clamp technique combined with imaging, current clamp, voltage clamp, whole cell recording, perforated patch recording, action potential clamp, single channel recording, and recording of action potential from cells using potentiometric dyes
  • Microbial culture, and sterilization techniques
  • Epigenetic studies: Studies on DNA methylation, DNMTs, MBDs, hydroxymethylation, TETs, histones,  histone modifying enzymes, histone modifications, and transgenerational studies
  • Gene silencing: siRNA techniques and antisense techniques
  • Cell culture: Culturing primary neurons and cell lines, In vitro studies
  • Human Embryonic stem cell studies: culture, proliferation, differentiation, gene expression studies, and drug inhibition studies
  • Enzyme assay techniques, spectrophotometry, and spectrofluorimetry
  • Microscopy and imaging
  • Isolation techniques: Isolation of cells, cell organelles and cell components
  • Isolation, characterization, and estimation of glycosaminoglycans from tissues, urine, and other samples
  • Chromatographic techniques: Thin layer and column chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, and high-pressure liquid chromatography
  • Electrophoresis: Paper electrophoresis and poly acrylamide gel electrophoresis
  • Immunological techniques: Production of polyclonal antibodies, electro elution, immunodiffussion, Western blot, dot blot, and immuno precipitation
  • Molecular biology techniques: PCR, isolation of DNA and RNA; RTPCR and bioinformatics; DNA electrophoresis
  • Oxygen uptake measurements with Clark electrode (Oxygraph)
  • Imaging techniques: loading of cells with calcium fluorescent dyes such as indo 1 AM, fluo-3 AM and fura-2 AM and cell calcium imaging; imaging with mitochondrial specific dyes such as TMRE and surface membrane dye like di-8 Anneps
  • Flash photographic technique
  • Animal Culture: C. elegans: plate culture, liquid culture and aging studies using this model organism
  • Mitochondrial electron transport and all other aspects of mitochondrial function studies

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