EXPERIENCE: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE III, CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER,
(2002-2003) PROSTATE CANCER CENTER,LOS ANGELES,CA, 90048
Responsible for experimental protocols and procedures to support the objectives of laboratory research projects, focusing on the biology of cancer and the development of new drugs and treatments for Prostate Cancer. Applications in the field of Molecular Biology, utilizing RNA and DNA extractions with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
EXPERIENCE: IMMULITE LABORATORY QUALITY CONTROL SUPERVISOR
(2001-2002) DIAGNOSTIC PRODUCTS CORPORATION, LOS ANGELES,CA 90045
Supervised 25-30 technicians and the operations in the IMMULITE Quality Control (QC) lab. Maintained and organized working inventory needed for all testing of immunoassay Kits prepared at DPC. Trouble-Shooter when needed, maintenance and repair. Responsible for hiring, training, directing work and reviews. Certified for Immunoassay robotic applications.
(1991-2000) SCIENTIST, RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM CLINICAL LABORATORY, VAN NUYS,
QUEST DIAGNOSTIC CLINICAL LABORATORY, VAN NUYS , CA
Responsible for Research Studies and Developmental Applications in the field of Molecular Biology (Human Infectious Disease), and Genetic Testing, where I developed
The following assays:
-RNA and DNA extractions with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) target amplification.
-Detection Systems: Electrophoresis, Capillary Electrophoresis (ABI 310), Genescan (ABI 373), Taqman PCR (ABI PRISM 7700), Phosphor Imaging, Autoradiography, and Southern Blotting.
-Micro titer Plate Hybridization, Target Amplification and Signal Amplification Detec- tion.
-Robotic applications with Qiagen HCV/HIV extractions BIO-Robot 99
Lead trainer for PCR tests, reagent preparation and equipment. Responsible for Statistical Analysis, SOPS, Research Notebooks, and QA/QC records. Consistently presented research and development data at weekly meetings to fellow Research Scientist, Managers, Directors, Clinical Scientist and staff. Maintained accurate records on all data for CLIA’ 88.
(1989-1991) LAB TECHNICIAN, Metro RIA SmithKline Beecham Clinical Labs
Van Nuys, CA. 91402
Conducted testing utilizing radioimmunoassay. Lead technician responsible for preparing
Reagents, laboratory equipment and specimens for testing. Coordinated specimen runs for 2000 plus specimens. In charge of troubleshooting all automated equipment and maintaining quality control.
(1987-1989) LAB TECHNICIAN, Toxicology Department BPL-CENTRAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY, Tarzana , CA 91498
Responsible for esoteric drug testing, utilizing Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy. Solved technical and analytical problems. QA/QC and test reporting. Lead Trainer on all atomic absorption equipment.
(1985-1986) ANALYTICAL CHEMIST, RESEARCH and DEVELOPMENT, BIO-PSY LAB, TOXICOLOGY, CENTRAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORAORY, TARZANA, CA. 91408
Under contract to develop the GAS CHROMATOGRAPHIC MASS SPECTROSCOPY
System for drug analysis. Integrated the GC/MS computer system to the GC/MS, programmed computer, developed methods, QA/QC, trained associates.
(1978-1985) ASSOCIATE RESEARCH CHEMIST, Research and Development Depart-Mint, SmithKline Bio-Science Laboratory, Van Nuys , CA 91405
Developed new test procedures and evaluated product methodologies and equipment to update and automate test. Conducted literature searches, preparation and presentation of Proposals, feasibility studies, time and cost estimates.
EDUCATION: B.S. BIOLOGY, INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY,TERRE HAUTE,INDIANA DECEMBER 1977
GRADUATE SCHOOL , INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, TERRE HAUTE,INDIANA HAUTE, INDIANA 1-78/6-78
AFFILIATION: PARTTICIPATING MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
For CLINICAL CHEMISTRY/AACC
COMPUTER TRAINING/COMP USA
(2003-2006) DURING THE INTERIM TIME OFF, FROM OUTSIDE WORK, THE CAPACITY OF MY CONTINUED STUDIES HAVE BEEN IN THE AREA OF HOMEOPATHIC AND NATUROPATHIC MEDICINES; A CONTINUALLY 15 YEAR STUDY. NUTRITION FOR LIFE IS A BUSINESS THAT I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH SELLING NATURAL MEDICINES AND CONTINUED COUNSELING.
HOMEBASE SELLING OF ANTIQUES AND CHINA . TUTUTORING FOR THE DURATION OF MY CAREER, SCIENCE, MATH AND ENGLISH.