Curriculum Vitae

Summary

  • I have been a research scientist for 8 years working in the following areas: Organic Chemistry, Medical Devices, Protein Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Supramolecular Chemistry.
  • I am a co-author of 17 scientific publications (4 as co-first author) and 1 book
  • Effective communicator who has presented work at 3 International and 5 domestic conferences.

Professional Experience

Freelance Expert Editor, Edanz Group (June 2018- present)

Read manuscripts critically to check their scientific rigour, logical flow and use of English.

Enhanced and polished manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.

Edited 1-2 manuscripts per week resulting in 7 acknowledgements on papers.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Basic Science, Republic of Korea (Feb 2016- May 2018)

Developed a new methodology to enrich proteins for proteomic studies; results were published in a high impact journal.

Established and led a project to develop an alternative to Protein A chromatography for purification of therapeutic antibodies and other protein-based biologics.

Excellent written communication skills evidenced by co-authorship of 1 book, 2 reviews,
and 12 technical papers.

Highly-developed verbal communications skills demonstrated by an invited guest lecture to undergraduates on the intersection of chemistry, biology, and materials. In addition, I
also presented 2 posters at conferences and gave approx. 20 internal presentations over
2+ years.

I successfully managed multiple responsibilities including bench work, writing, and student supervision using highly-developed time management skills.

Technical skills:
Chemical synthesis
Photochemical labeling
Mammalian cell culture
Western Blot
Protein labeling
MALDI-ToF
LC-MS
Protein purification
Immunofluorescence imaging
Molecular biology
Genetic engineering

Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK (Jan 2015 – Dec 2015)

My research work was concerned with the mapping of protein-protein interactions with novel crosslinking reagents. I was responsible for the synthesis of crosslinking reagents, the development of a proteomic workflow and the analysis of mass spec. data.

The results from this work were used to perform an initial patentability search and were presented as a short talk and poster at an international conference.

Additional responsibilities include assisting with maintenance of Mass Spectrometry instruments and HPLC equipment, and supervision of students.

Technical Skills:
LC-MS/MS
HPLC
UPLC
SDS-PAGE

PhD Researcher, University of Leeds, UK (Oct 2010- Oct 2014)

Conducted research at the interface of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices and chemistry, resulting in ~$135, 000 research funding and 3 technical publications.

Developed leadership skills by being the first PhD student in the lab; I managed the lab on a day-to-day basis for 3.5 years including organizing two lab moves.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated by 3.5 years teaching assistant in organic chemistry and day-to-day mentoring of 11 master’s students.

Technical Skills:
Chemical synthesis
Solid phase synthesis
Protein/peptide/small molecule immobilization
ELISA
Surface Plasmon Resonance
Fluorometric assays
UV-Vis spectroscopy
Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
Cyclic Voltammetry
Surface functionalization

Education

PhD: Chemistry, University of Leeds (Oct.2010 – Oct.2014)

Degree: Medicinal Chemistry, University of Leeds, MChem (Oct.2006 – Jul.2010)

Hobbies and Affiliations

Member of Toastmaster International public speaking club

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