Curriculum Vitae

Summary

I am a research scientist working on in vitro diagnostic medical devices. My core areas of expertise are in assay development and organic chemistry.

Excellent research productivity and written communication skills evidenced by 18 scientific publications (4 as co-first author), including a book, and 1 patent application.

Effective oral communication skills developed by presenting work at 3 International and 5 domestic conferences, and monthly internal research updates presentations.

 

Professional Experience

Senior Scientist, PTS Diagnostics (October 2018- present)

I am a senior scientist working in the product development department. I work on developing new point of care testing products.

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

I 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