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  • Project 1- Diet(omega-3 & omega-6) and Prostate Cancer- PTEN and LOX or COX double knockout mice model Project 2 - Inflammation and Prostate Cancer (1)Rag1 and PTEN double knockout mice model, Bone marrow adoptive transfer (2)CD4 and PTEN double knockout mice model (3)CD8 and PTEN double knockout mice model (4)Jh and PTEN double out mice model Project 3 - Dip13beta(APPL2) gene konockout mice Project 4 - PTEN knockout and p53 mutation and Prostate Cancer Metastasis Project 5 High Myc mice model -Prostate cancer Project 6 PERK and Prostate cancer-PTEN and PERK double knockout Project 7 SDC1 and Prostate cancer-PTEN and SDC1 double knockout Project 8 Prostate cancer stem cell- stem cell isolation from FASN and.
02/2011 to Current
Lab Manager Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, NC
  • 1) Lab management: MS access inventory database system for chemical, cell line, antibody), PeopleSoft ordering, equipment maintenance ,etc.
  • 2)Training and supervision of lab personnel (Ph.D student, lab technician).
08/2004 to Current
Research Associate Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, USA, NC
04/2002 to 07/2004
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, USA, NC
  • ABCA1 and PTEN Triple knockout mice, sphere assay, tumorigenecity, tissue regeneration.
  • Dip13alpha(APPL1) and Dip13beta (APPL2) and cell cycle arrest.
03/2001 to 03/2002
Research Scholar North Carolina State University Raleigh, USA, NC
  • Soil microbe and plant pathology.
Research Associate Lab Manager Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston Salem, USA, NC
  • I have successfully shifted my studies from the agricultural field to the medical field after I got my PhD in 2000.
  • Because I am very interested in cancer research, I have continued working in that area for more than 15 years.
  • My research focus is on prostate cancer.
  • Through these many years of research experience, I have developed an excellent proficiency in cancer research with broad scopes of both in vitro and in vivo, from cell cultures to animal models.
  • My strongest skills include adapting, developing, and troubleshooting.
  • For a new or tough project, I am able to figure out the key issue by searching the.
Education and Training
Ph.D: Molecular Plant Pathology Nanjing Agricultural University Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China Molecular Plant Pathology
Master of Science: Molecular Plant Pathology Nanjing Agricultural University Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China Molecular Plant Pathology
Bachelor of Science: Biology Anhui Normal University Wuhu, Anhui Province, China Biology
Wang, J.S.,Wen, W.G,, Lu, X.Z., Song, C.F. Wu, J.S. A protein elicitor for biocontrol of plant diseases and pests.(file number: CN1251371A) Wang, J.S., Wu, J.S., Dong, H.S Bacillus subtilis strain as biocontrol agent of plant disease.(file number:CN1237346A) Wang, J.S, Liu, J.J, Wu, J.S, Fang, H., Wei, Z.M. The small molecular bacteriocin from Erwinia chrysanthemi and its fermentation technique and separation method.(file number:CN1245164
Activities and Honors
Cancer Cell Biology: human and Flow Cytometry: BD Flow Calibur, mouse cell culture, gene Canto II, Accuri C6, surface transfection, cell cycle, cell marker staining, intra cellular proliferation assay, apoptosis, cell staining, multiple color staining, signaling pathway, etc. FlowJo, FCS Express. Transgenic Mice Model: colony Immunology: T cell, B cell, breeding , genotyping, adoptive immune cell transfer, TIL Xenograft, micro-dissection, etc. isolation, cytokine assay, etc. Molecular and biochemical Cancer Stem Cell: Isolation, stem biology: DNA, RNA, protein, real cell culture, sphere time PCR, gene microarray, assay, tumorigenicity, tissue cytokine array, Western Blot, regeneration, etc. Northern Blot, Southern Blot, etc. Bio-statistics analysis: GraphPad , IHC and H & E: tissue staining, ANOVA , etc. evaluation, etc.
Additional Information
  • references and analyzing critically. This way, I can tackle the problems and work out the best possible solutions. That is why I may forge ahead in the field of cancer research even when it was not my original expertise. My specially developed research results have provided the strong evidence necessary to help my PI successfully receive NIHR01 funding in 2012.
  • PATENTS Wang, J.S.,Wen, W.G,, Lu, X.Z., Song, C.F. Wu, J.S. A protein elicitor for biocontrol of plant diseases and pests.(file number: CN1251371A) Wang, J.S., Wu, J.S., Dong, H.S Bacillus subtilis strain as biocontrol agent of plant disease.(file number:CN1237346A) Wang, J.S, Liu, J.J, Wu, J.S, Fang, H., Wei, Z.M. The small molecular bacteriocin from Erwinia chrysanthemi and its fermentation technique and separation method.(file number:CN1245164A) HONORS *Caner Biology Honor, Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA (2011). *Science and Technology Advance Award, Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Committee, Jiangsu Province, P.R.China (1999). *Excellent Research Paper Award, Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu Province, P.R.China (1997).
alpha, Biology, cancer, database, equipment maintenance, focus, inventory, MS access, 2000, pathology, PeopleSoft, personnel, PhD, research, supervision, technician, troubleshooting
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Professional Summary
Skilled Research scientist with a strong math background and experience in modeling, machine learning, and statistics. Specialized in collecting and analyzing data to detect trends and build models to solve a variety of complex problems to extract actionable insights that will help decision making and policy development.
  • Statistics & Predictive Modeling
  • Machine Learning
  • Network Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Critical & Analytical Skills
  • Experience in Distributed Computing Spark
  • Code Writing Capabilities
  • Exceptional Research & Organizational Skills
  • Detail Oriented Problem Solver
  • Excellent Communication Skills
Software and Programming Languages
  • Python (scikit-learn, numpy, scipy, pandas, genism, Networkx), SQL, Tensorflow, Spark, Google Cloud, Github, Linux, LaTeX
Work History
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 03/2016 to Current
Northeastern University
  • Conducted end-to-end analysis, from data curation and disambiguation, to feature engineering and model building to explain and predict success in academic community.
  • Extracted data from MySQL large-scale (Terabytes) datasets and non-structured data through web scraping, wrote scripts to parse, clean, combine, and process them.
  • Used linear models for regression analysis, Hierarchical clustering for population segmentation, and decision tree ensembles to gain insight on the most important factors.
  • Drew inferences and conclusions, communicated the results through reports, charts, or tables.
Topic modeling/Network analysis/Recommender Systems, 06/2017 to Current
Northeastern University
  • Topic modeling:   Used LDA to find the topics presented at NIPS'15 (CS conference). Scrapped the web for citation counts of the papers. Found the most impactful topics from NIPS'15 and used T-SNE to visualize.
  • Network analysis: Constructed collaboration network at NIPS'15. Used K-mean clustering to classify authors based on their career stage and visualized the network using Networkx and Plotly modules.
  • Recommender Systems: Used the rating information from goodreads website to implement the state-of-the-art matrix factorization and Deep Neural Networks and built recommender systems using both Spark and Tensoreflow.
Ph.D.: Physics, 2015
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor of Science: Physics, 2009
Sharif University of Technology - Tehran, Iran
Selected Publications and Side Projects
  • Boson Core Compressibility” Phys. Rev. A (2012)
  • Analyzing network reliability using structural motifs, Phys. Rev E. (2015)
  • Network Reliability: The effect of local network structure on diffusive processes Phys. Rev E (2013)
  • Using the network reliability polynomial to characterize and design networks, Journal of Complex Networks 2 (4), 356-372, (2014)
  • Network literacy project: collaborated in initiating a program aiming to introduce the basic concepts of network science targeting secondary education.
  • Lead scientist in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)  grant “Accelerating Science by Separating Performance Measures from Network Effects”, with Albert-László Barabási Sep 2016.
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Executive Summary

Petroleum and mechanical engineer currently working as a well-site geologist and logger in the Appalachian region. Strong background in enhanced oil recovery, reservoir wettability, surfactant chemistry as well as relevant training in reservoir modelling, commercial simulators and CAD modelling. 

Master of Science: Petroleum Engineering, Summer 2016 Louisiana State University, GPA - 3.64/4
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, Summer 2012 Manipal Institute of Technology, GPA - 8.2/10
Logging Engineer
Eighty Four, PA
Diversified Well Logging/ Jul 2017 to Current
  • Wellsite geologist and mudlogger for gas fields in the Appalachian
  • Worked on pads with operators such as EQT, CNX, Arsenal and Eclipse Resources
  • Completed training and proficient in software such as Mainlog and GEODraft
  • On-site 7 days a week, moving from location to location in the tri-states area (PA, OH & WV)
  • In charge of:

Rigging up and rigging down at the start and finish of every job

Communicate with the company man and geologist as and when required
Catch and analyze samples while drilling the formation
Monitor gas levels and ensure proper calibration of gas chromatograph and CC/TC levels
Send out a daily report with the 12 hr progress and associated log and data files
  • Under training for Geosteering services
Research Associate
Louisiana State University Oct 2016 to Jul 2017
  • Assembly and flow loop design for high pressure high temperature contact angle measurement cell
  • Executing contact angle and interfacial tension measurements at field conditions for surfactant injection
  • Investigating effects of high brine salinity on anionic surfactants
  • Compiled all relevant data from contact angle testing, core-flood analysis and interfacial tension measurements for all surfactant samples tested over the period of the past 40 months
  • Will be presenting the compiled report to Sasol's Oil & Gas Global Technical Management and Research team
Project - Two Well Infill Development Program Evaluation on CMG
Louisiana State University Jan 2015 to Apr 2015
  • Developed and validated a reservoir layer model
  • Reported an ultimate recovery of 6.034 MMstb or 28.7% of the OOIP over an extended period of 20 years for the base case simulation
  • Identified new infill drilling locations for natural depletion
  • Evaluated the field for enhanced oil recovery via water flooding by converting the infill wells to injectors
Research Assistant - Reservoir Wettability Alteration for EOR via Chemical Flooding
Sasol - Louisiana State University Jan 2015 to Aug 2016
  • Executed 6 successful quarters of a 3-year joint collaborative research project involving Sasol North America and LSU
  • Conducted hands-on experimental testing and subsequent data analysis of surfactants designed and supplied by Sasol
  • Determined initial and altered reservoir wettability for the Yates oil field
  • Conducted Interfacial tension measurements to determine IFT reduction
  • Compiled quarterly company reports and presented to Sasol's Oil & Gas Global Technical Management and Research team
  • Successfully tested 15 products within the first year of the contract
  • Identified 4 samples as possible candidates for commercial production
Project - Multistage Hybrid Fracture Simulation on StimPlan
Louisiana State University Aug 2014 to Dec 2014
  • Modeled a five stage horizontal fracturing job in the Bossier sand formation
  • Subdivided the treatment pumping schedule into 11 intervals
  • Ran the simulation to create a net pressure match with the field data
  • Generated contour plots, for fracture job analysis based on final fracture half-length,maximum fracture width and height growth
Research Assistant - High Pressure/Temperature Interfacial Tension Measurement for Gas Injection
Louisiana State University May 2014 to Dec 2014
  • Conducted interfacial tension (IFT) measurement for CO2 and N2 injection into Decane at elevated pressures to determine minimum miscibility pressure.
  • Measured CO2-Decane IFT at pressures ranging from 200 psi -1000 psi and N2-Decane, N2/CO2-Decane at pressures 200 psi - 2000 psi, all at equal intervals of 200 psi.
Project - Offshore Wellbore / Flowline Modelling in Fortran
Louisiana State University Jan 2014 to Apr 2014
  • Developed a code in Fortran for an integrated reservoir - wellbore - flowline network model for a deep-water oil field in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Generated the pressure gradient profile for the wellbore and flowline by predicting the fluid flow regime for multiphase flow (oil-water-gas) based on liquid holdup, slip velocity and friction factor at regular intervals
Field Operations Engineer
Jindal Steel Works Aug 2012 to Jan 2013
  • Worked on a rotating 8-hr shift schedule as well as provided 24/7 on call support
  • Monitored plant performance by regulating pressure, temperature and flow rates
  • Ensured target production values are met as assigned for the shift
  • Recorded and reported the production for the day to the manager
  • Conducted all operations following strict safety guidelines to prevent any on-site accidents and plant production downtime
Senior Project Team Leader - CAD Modelling and Thermal Analysis
Manipal Institute of Technology Jan 2012 to Apr 2012
  • Developed a sectional CAD model of a piston cross-section using CATIA
  • Ran a thermal analysis of the naked piston on ANSYS Workbench
  • Ran a secondary thermal analysis of the piston by inputting the properties of two ceramic matrix composites (CMC)
  • Compiled the simulation results as well as a comparative cost analysis into a comprehensive final project report
  • Certified in CATIA V5
Software Skills

CMG, StimPlan, GEODraft, Mainlog, Fortran, C++, ANSYS, CATIA, ProE, Solidworks, SAS, MS Office 

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Skilled REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSING  with experience in Health Care industry. Familiar with primary and Family medicine, and emergency and Trauma.

  • Client assessment and analysis
  • Methodology implementation
  • Critical patient Care
  • IV drug therapy management
Work History
Registered Nurse, 01/2019 to Current
Life Care Center Of New Port RicheyNew Port Richey, FL
  • Partnered with attending physicians, nurses, techs and nursing assistants to create and coordinate plans of care, including imaging, labs, surgery, intensive care and medications.
  • Promoted professional development opportunities to encourage nurses to pursue continuous training.
  • Cared for patients in a 30-bed unit, supporting fellow nurses in delivering outstanding treatment to patients.
  • Coordinated with physicians to inform patients on test results, treatment optionsand recommended procedures.
  • Authorized drug refills and provided detailed prescription information to pharmacies.
  • Provided complete care to patients, including physical assessments, medication and IV administration and chronic disease management.
  • Documented concerns for physicians to review in advance.
  • Educated patients and caregivers on healthcare protocols and processes.
Medical Assistant, 08/2018 to Current
Gulf Coast Regional Medical CenterPort Richey, FL
  • Welcomed patients and inquired about wellbeing since last treatment.
  • Report significant information and changes in patient condition to nurse supervisor.
  • Collected histories, vitals and current compliants via patient interviews.
  • Measured patient spirometry.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Prepared blood, urine, stool and sputum lab specimens for diagnostic evaluation.
  • Assisted physicians in follow-through of care.
Certified Medical Assistant, 09/2017 to 08/2018
BayCare Health System Inc.Largo, FL
  • Accurately recorded and reported test results according to established procedures.
  • Performed pregnancy tests and sent specimens for laboratory testing.
  • Performed vitals/glucose testing and assisted in administering injections and urinalysis.
Medical Assistant, 03/2017 to 07/2017
Open Arms Children's Health. Home of the Innocents1100 E. Market St. Louisville, Ky 40206
  • March-2017/ Current) 1100 E Market St.
  • Louisville,Ky 40206.
  • Ph.502) 
  • Work with pediatricians providing care to infants, children and teens under the age of 18, taking patent's vitals, including blood pressure, height, length and weight.
  • give the patient vaccinations and record the location of injection, lot number, vaccination name and method of injection.
  • Measured patient spirometry.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 08/2015 to 03/2017
University Of LouisvilleLouisville, Kentucky
  • Contributed to the manuscript writing process for publication of research papers.
  • Designed and executed procedures for different research phases.
  • Performed initial client assessment and analysis to begin research process.
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Performed routine laboratory and diagnostic tests.
Emergency Room Technician/Unit Coordinator, 03/2015 to 11/2015
KentuckyOne Health Sts. Mary & Elizabeth HospitalLouisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Assisting the ED Staff and Physicians during emergency procedures as needed.
  • Collected Specimens, labelling and transporting to lab.
  • Taking vital sings, preparing wounds for final treatment, applies splints and bandages.
  • Cross training as Health Unit Coordinator Post-Doctoral Research Associate at School of Medicine.
  • University of Louisville.
  • Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • Nov-2015 to March 2017).
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts highly independent research upon approval of the principal investigator; designs, tests, and evaluates methods and protocol for research projects; analyzes, summarizes, and organizes collected data; together with principal investigator, generally publishes results of investigations in professional journals.
  • Purchase and/or recommend purchase of new equipment for research projects; under the direction of the principal investigator, generally responsible for the scientific operations of the laboratory; may supervise laboratory/unit personnel.
Phlebotomist, 05/2011 to 03/2015
Phlebotomist at Kentucky One Health S. Mary and Elizabeth HospitalLouisville, Kentucky
  • Collecting blood for the ordered test on inpatients and outpatients.
  • Transporting and labe- lling lab specimens responsibly.
Phlebotomist I, 10/2009 to 03/2015
Talecris Plasma Resources
  • 5037 Preston Hwy Louisville, Kentucky 40213 / .
  • Assists in determining the suitability of donors to plasmapheresis prior venipuncture, prep Donors for and perform venipuncture.
  • Responds to and assists with handling donor reac- tions in accordance with guidelines.
  • Monitors donor and equipment to ensure health of do- nor and quality of product.
  • Performing set up, disconnects and operates the plasmaphere- sis machines, also ensuring proper calibration and maintenance of autopheresis machines.
Medical Assistant, 05/2009 to 10/2009
Pediatric & Neonatal SpecialistsLouisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Performing administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of physician and nurse practitioner on pediatrics and neonatal patients.
  • Scheduling appointments, maintain- ing medical records, billing and coding for insurance proposes.
  • Taking and recording Medical histories, preparing patients for examination, also drawing blood and adminis- tering medications as directed by physician.
Medical Doctor, 01/1993 to 01/1996
Higher Institute of Medical Sciences at Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Family Health Center Julian Grimau
  • General Practitioner and Family Doctor).
  • Assisting to pediatrics, gynecology and Internal Medicine's Units.
  • Providing regular follo- wing in outpatients and documenting and recording all medical services provided.
  • University Hospital "Saturnino Lora Torres" Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.
  • Intensive Care and Emergency Training.
  • 1996 to 2009).
  • Performing care to critical ill patents including nutritional, drugs and ventilator support, updating medical record.
Medical Doctor, 07/1991 to 06/1993
University Hospital "Saturnine Lora Torres". Santiago de Cuba. CubaSantiago De Cuba, CUBA
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information, weight and height measurements and vital signs.
  • Provided on-call care at all times of day and night.
  • Maintained good communication between department heads, medical staff and governing boards by attending board meetings and synchronizing interdepartmental functions.
  • Evaluated patient care needs, prioritized treatment, and maintained patient flow.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with chronic and acute health problems such as MI, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD and pneumonia.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
RN/BSN: Nursing, 2017
Sacred Heart University - San Juan, PR

University of the Sacred Heart(Universidad del Sagrado Corazon) Nursing Program RN BSN. Cll Sagrado Corazón De Jesús, San Juan, 00912, Puerto Rico.

Lic. RN

Exp. 07/2020

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant: Healthcare, 2018
National Healthcare Association - Southwick Westfield Louisville, MA KY

Certified Clinical  Medical Assistant . National Healthcare Association 

11161 Overbrook Road,Leawood,KS 66211

Lic. No. G5F2X3R6.   

Exp 04/19/2020

Diploma: 1984
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. High School
Publications. Sistema prehospitalario para la atención a víctimas
Languages. Spanish and English.
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Career Focus

To work  in the field of biotechnology, biochemistry or related fields in biology that can effectively utilize my laboratory skills, knowledge and experience.


Molecular Biology Techniques:

  • DNA and RNA isolation 
  • cDNA synthesis
  • cDNA library construction and screening
  • PCR
  • Molecular cloning and subcloning
  • DNA sequencing

Protein Biochemistry Techniques:

  • Protein expression
  • Western blotting
  • Column Chromatography 


  • GenBank searching: BLAST, PSI- BLAST, and PHI-BLAST
  • Multiple sequence alignments
  • Tree building using dnamL and PHYLIP Genome trace archive usage
  • Protein sequence analysis tools 

Additional Skills:

  • Maintaining of plants in greenhouse and growth chamber
  • Cell culture
  • siRNA Transfection and Adenoviral Expression
  • Basic Chemistry (pH, acid/base titrations)
  • Preparing media, buffers, and reagents
  • Aseptic and sterile techniques
  • Understanding of GLP, GCP, GMP, SOP and FDA regulations
Work Experience
December 2016
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus, OH Research Associate - Full Time Position
  • Works in research focuses on bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)-associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) in neonatal patients by studying the mechanism of two potential biomarkers: arginase-1 (ARG1) and NᴳNᴳ-dimethylaminohydrolase-1 (DDAH1).

Role: Conducts independent research studies and laboratory analysis, collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures, and prepares reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and photographs, of the results of studies, and assists in the preparation of scientific publications.

April 2015
December 2016
Applied Biomolecular Technologies, Inc Columbus, OH Research Associate - Full Time Position
  • Contributed in ProclaRx project, a medical discovery to break down and destroy biofilms that protects bacteria and prevents antibiotics and the body's immune system from eradicating chronic infections.
  • Participated in FSC project, a non-antibodies based biosensor for rapid detection of infectious agents.

Role: Served as a research associate at the genetic engineering and cell biology team to perform molecular biology assays, including RNA and DNA isolation, DNA sequencing, PCR amplification, protein purification and western blots. Also, design experiments, analyze data, write protocols and prepare media, buffers and reagents.

July 2009
October 2009
King Fahad General Hospital Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Medical Laboratory Intern - Internship
  • Collecting and processing patient specimens, preparing specimens and carrying out basic laboratory procedures, ordering and storing supplies, and maintaining records. 
East Tennessee State University Johnson city, TN Master of Science: Biology, Biomedical Sciences Concentration 
King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry
Research Experience
August 2012
December 2014
East Tennessee State University Johnson City, TN
Participated in a laboratory research aimed to understand molecular basis of Salicylic acid (SA) mediated innate immune pathway in plants.
Master dissertation: Identification, Cloning, and Expression of Tobacco Responsive to Dehydration like Protein (RD22), SBIP-355 and Its Role in SABP2 Mediated SA Pathway in Plant Defense.
Committee Chair: Dr. Dhirendra Kumar
January 2010
May 2010
King Abdulaziz University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Undergraduate research: worked in a study aimed to investigate factors associated with osteoporosis among Saudi Arabian women. Research Advisor: Dr. Etimad Huwait
Conferences and Presentations
  • The Proliferation of Human Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cells Depends on Arginase-1. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting, Moscone Center - San Francisco, CA. May, 2017.​
  • Role of RD22 Like Protein (SBIP-355) in Salicylic Acid Mediated Pathway in Tobacco. Poster presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum, East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN. April, 2014  ​​              
  • Role of RD22 Like Protein (SBIP-355) in Salicylic Acid Mediated Pathway in Plants. Seminar presented at the Department of Biological Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. May, 2013
  • Role of RD22 Like Protein (SBIP-355) in Salicylic Acid Mediated Pathway in Plants. Poster presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum, East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN. April, 2013  ​​              
Volunteer Activities
April 2015
May 2015
Soin Medical Center/ Kettering Health Network Dayton, OH
Volunteer at the Clinical laboratory and Infection Control, Cancer Infusion Center, Emergency Room, and Surgery Department.
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Work History
Clinical Research Associate, 01/2016 to Current
  • Provides monitoring and auditing oversight of clinical research on behalf of sponsoring pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device companies.
  • Performs initial qualification visits of potential investigators to evaluate the capability of the site to successfully manage and conduct the study, both clinically and technically.
  • Initiates clinical research sites through reviewing and providing training to clinical personnel on the study protocol, regulatory issues, and study procedures.
  • Assures adherence to ICH/Good Clinical Practices, FDA Code of Federal Regulations, investigator integrity, and provides training on completion of study related documents.
  • Analyzes source documentation at each visit through review of patient charts and clinical research data to ensure compliance with the study protocol, standard operating guidelines, federal regulatory agencies, and ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Verifies and reviews adverse events, serious adverse events, concomitant medications, and corresponding illnesses to confirm accurate data reporting in accordance with the protocol.
  • Assesses the clinical site's patient recruitment and retention success and offers suggestions for improvement.
Research Associate, 05/2014 to 12/2015
  • Collaborated with the Principal Investigator to research specific point mutations within ABC transporters and the role they play in the Retinoid Cycle.
  • Conducted site directed mutagenesis to create model systems to accurately represent patient phenotypes.
  • Designed PCR primers by analyzing genetic sequences in order to create optimal PCR conditions.
  • Prepared an inventory of chemicals and stock solutions that were vital to completing daily activities.
  • Actively utilized e-coli for use in transformation, gene cloning, plasmid propagation, and protein expression.
  • Conducted experiments using techniques such as PCR, SDS-PAGE and subsequent western blotting, plasmid cloning, agarose gel electrophoresis, and DNA extraction and purification.
Research Assistant, Contractor, 10/2013 to 04/2014
  • Conducted soybean transformations using biolistic technologies.
  • Responsible for maintaining numerous soybean lines aseptically in tissue culture simultaneously.
  • Coordinated with research associates in order to optimize plant growth and selection techniques.
  • Actively utilized Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to organize experiments.
Intern, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 09/2012 to 07/2013
  • Assisted the PhD students and laboratory technicians in carrying out tasks including PCR, maintaining a laboratory notebook, Western Blotting, SDS-PAGE, DNA purification and transfection, protein expression and subsequent purification, and extensive amounts of mammalian cell culture while practicing aseptic technique.
  • Developed numerous cell lines of mouse macrophages through the utilization of Flow Cytometry.
Master of Science: Bioscience Technologies – Biotechnology, May 2013

Bachelor of Science: Bioscience Technologies – Biotechnology, May 2012
Published Works
Fernandes-Alnemri, T., Kang, S., Anderson, C., Sagara, J., Fitzgerald, K., & Alnemri, E. (2013). Cutting Edge: TLR Signaling Licenses IRAK1 for Rapid Activation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome. The Journal of Immunology.
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Professional Summary

Motivated Recruiter with more than 13 years of experience in interviewing, candidate generation, screening resumes, headhunting, sourcing and prospecting. Worked with some of the most visible brands across the region as well as start-ups. Unique in-depth understanding of Middle East, Africa and Asia markets.  

Multiple Sectors Covered: Real estate, IT, Retail & Luxury, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Industrial, Consulting, Telecom, and Family Conglomerates

  • Talent Acquisition and Management
  • Behavioral Interviewing
  • Process Improvement
  • Staff Development and Coaching
  •  Web Based Sourcing / E-Recruitment Tools
  •  Candidate Assessment Tests
  • Building Strong Referral Network
  • Database Creation & Maintenance
  • Successful closure of senior level mandates in extremely difficult locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria etc.
  • Managed an entire senior level recruitment campaign of leading telecom operator's Digital Services Group and recruited for roles like VP Video OTT, Director M2M, etc
  • Mapped a complete practice of a Big4 consulting firm in the region which included Managers, Directors and Partners with total 130 candidates. This was later converted into successful hiring campaign.
  • Worked on key mega-projects in both UAE and Saudi Arabia on CEOs, Project Directors and Urban Planning roles
  • Successfully conducted global searches and placed middle management and senior professionals across multiple disciplines  across varied sectors in the MENA region
  • Extensive experience in networking, headhunting and placing UAE Nationals in multinational and Government organizations.
  • Managed to achieve a consistent placement rate of 90% through all these years.
Work History
Principal, 12/2016 to Current
Boyden Middle East Dubai, UAE

A leader in the executive search industry with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries 

  • Develop and maintain a network of candidates by using direct sourcing, social media, job boards, Internet, career sites, internal referrals, advertising, and other technical means to source candidates for open jobs and to generate a pipeline of talent to meet current and future opportunities
  • Review and screen candidates' resumes and credentials of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to the requirements established by the client.
  • Prepare candidates for client interviews by providing complete and accurate information about the company and their culture, review responsibilities of the potential job, business strategy, relevant function/department, and specific position.
  • Work closely with account managers and recruitment team to ensure realization of goals.
  • Partnered with hiring managers and interviewed teams to ensure job requirements and expectations were clearly defined and understood to ensure candidates were assessed with the correct criteria.
  • Experienced in mapping and sourcing resumes from internal and external systems.
  • Managed the process of applicant follow-up which included interview results, client correspondence, and full salary and benefit negotiations.

Head – Recruitment , 10/2012 to 11/2016
Origin Consulting Dubai, UAE

Boutique Recruitment Company focused on providing exceptional delivery and research capabilities to our Technology & Telecom clients in Middle East & Africa

  • Planning the recruitment process and develop new recruiting strategies accordingly.  
  • Draft the Job Descriptions and Job Advert to attract suitable candidates.   
  • Source and identify potential candidates for future or current open positions through various channels, including but not limited to: Internal and External Referrals, E-Recruiting tools, Database resume mining and Direct Sourcing / Headhunting
  • Work within niche markets to develop candidate networks
  • Pro-actively 'going to market' to identify, approach and secure 'best in class' talent for open roles
  • Utilize and document all recruiting activity in the Applicant Tracking System. ·  
  • Conduct competency based interviews and liaison with clients and candidates through all recruitment stages until successful hiring has taken place
  • Manage competitive Intelligence and document in systems
Head Research & Delivery, 07/2011 to 09/2012
Boyden Middle East Dubai, UAE
  • Manages the Research and Delivery team of 8, to ensure quality and timely delivery of multiple projects across multiple sectors and geographies   
  • Ensures that the clients, management and consultants are provided with accurate and meaningful updates on the projects, performance and challenges
  • Interviews and assesses candidates, providing strong shortlists on senior assignments
  • Works with the delivery & research consultants to ensure that resources are available to deliver quality in a prompt manor.
  • Recruitment, training and development of the team whilst maintaining a pipeline and network of additional flexible and outsource resources.  
  • Manages the Research team members via KPI's and quarterly performance reviews and coaches, mentors & develops their capabilities.  
  • Champion of the internal applicant tracking system (ATS), best practice and process change management. Trained all new staff on the internal Applicant Tracking System.  
Research Consultant / Sr. Research Consultant / Delivery Consultant, 03/2007 to 07/2011
Boyden Middle East Dubai, UAE
  • Specializing in senior level executive search assignments mainly in Finance, Commercial and General Management positions.  
Research Associate – Global Technology Markets, 06/2004 to 11/2006
Korn/Ferry International New Delhi, India

An organizational and people advisory firm and the world's largest provider of executive search. 

  • Involved with International clients and worked for multinational companies like Cisco, Apple, Google, Computer Science Corporation, Dell, Motorola and others.
Assistant Manager - Search, 05/2003 to 06/2004
Quadrangle Noida, India

An associate of, Quadrangle offers off-line placement services to middle and senior management. 

  • Handled a mix bag of position across industries like Pharmaceuticals, FI's and Banks, Hospitality, FMCG, Durable and ITES.
MBA: Human Resources & Marketing, 2003
Amity Business School - Noida, India
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons): 2001
Shriram College of Commerce (SRCC) - India
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Professional Overview
Chemist with 13 years of experience in custom oligonucleotide production. Dedicated to quality, critical thinking, and continuous improvement. Seeking new or expanded responsibilities.
chemical synthesis, purification, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, standard operating procedures, nucleic acid chemistry, Microsoft Excel
Research Associate Aug 2005 to Current
GE Healthcare Dharmacon Lafayette, CO
  • Chemically synthesize highly modified RNA and DNA at a variety of scales and lengths in an ISO 9001 certified laboratory.
  • Broad expertise using BioAutomation's MerMade 12 Synthesizer, ABI 394 & 3900 synthesizers, and the ÄKTApilot.
  • Purify long and modified RNA, primarily using a Waters AutoPurification System. 
  • Product characterization with Finnigan LXQ Linear Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer, UV/Vis spectroscopy, and Waters Acquity UPLC.
  • Manage maintenance and calibration schedule of instrumentation.
  • Support internal research and new product development.
  • Co-leader for Industrial Hygiene program, tasked with identifying chemical and physical hazards within each laboratory process.  
  • Member of Women's Network, attending networking, leadership, and STEM events.
  • Utilize failure metrics to manage customer expectations and make decisions regarding processes. 
Research Associate Nov 2003 to May 2005
Sirna Therapeutics Boulder, CO
  • Deprotect and purify modified single strand oligonucleotides in support of in-house R&D projects and collaborations on very tight timelines. 
  • Product characterization using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, UV/Vis spectroscopy, and liquid chromatography.
  • Assist with oligonucleotide synthesis, prepare buffers, and perform instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Significantly contributed to overall increase in output capacity of the facility by nearly doubling totals during my tenure.
Research Assistant Feb 2001 to Nov 2003
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Paleoceanography Lab Boulder, CO
  • Collect data from deep-sea sediment to create a new sea surface temperature record based on measurements of unsaturated alkenones.
  • Freeze-dry and prepare sediment samples for supercritical fluid extraction on the Dionex Accelerated Solvent Extractor 200.
  • Perform sample clean-up with solid phase extraction on the Gilson XLi system, in preparation for analysis with gas chromatography.
  • Evaluate gas chromatograms.
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry University of Colorado Boulder, CO Minor in Biochemistry; GPA 3.6/4.0; Dean's List 
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
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Professional Summary
A results - driven sales and marketing professional, able to meet and exceed quota, with excellent customer service and problem - solving skills. Extremely strong communications skills along with extensive writing, interviewing and researching capabilities. Polished prospecting and closing acumen. 
COMPUTER SKILLS Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Professional Experience
Marketing Research Recruiter C&C Market Research - Natick, MA 05/2016 - Current
  • Conducted telephone interviews to recruit individuals for market research studies in consumer product industries
  • Administered market research surveys in one -to- one intercept interviews
  • Completed deadline - driven research projects on time and on budget
  • Collected qualitative and quantitative data for use in market research database
Seasonal Recovery Associate Macy's - Natick, MA 11/2015 - 02/2016
  • Assist customers in all aspects of service fulfillment by providing an exceptional customer experience through ensuring the customer is always the priority
  • Drive sales by consistently demonstrating exceptional selling skills
  • Participate in and oversee selling floor and stockroom maintenance and organization
  • Maintain high customer readiness standards by delivering a clean, neat and easy - to - shop store environment
Marketing & Publicity Coordinator The Center For Arts - Natick 10/2008 - Current
  • Conducted Market research to expand Cultural Program outreach to additional towns in Metro west region
  • Developed distribution sites for collateral and contact lists for schools, libraries, business and local community facilities
  • Analyzed Marketing Research and demographic data of Metro west area towns to determine potential expansion of Cultural Arts target market
  • Advertised music and cultural events schedules on various cultural and arts organizations websites
Customer Service Associate Christmas Tree Shops - Natick, MA 10/2012 - 12/2014
  • Provided a high level of customer service to the store clientele
  • Assisted customers with purchase decisions and advised them on product information and product availability
  • Helped customers navigate departments due to rapidly changing merchandise layouts
  • Assisted customers with special orders and on - hold merchandise
Marketing Research Associate Kadence Business Research, Inc - Framingham Ma 01/2007 - 07/2008
  • Conducted telephone interviews of Business - to - Business respondents for Market Research studies in the technology, consumer products, and financial services industries.
  • Monitored and evaluated survey progress and performance, using sample disposition reports and response rate calculations
  • Penetrated department gatekeepers in Fortune 500 companies to gain access to senior and mid- level executives for participation in research projects
Marketing Research Recruiter National Field & Focus - Framingham, MA 09/2004 - 11/2006
  • Recruited and interviewed respondents for focus groups regarding research studies for financial services, consumer products, technology, and healthcare industries for both consumer and business - to- business projects
  • Administered market research surveys in one - to - one interviews
  • Researched and performed analysis on special projects 
  • Lead recruitment team in interviewing respondents for deadline - driven research studies
  • Completed deadline - driven research projects on-time and on budget.
Bachelor of Arts: Major in Economics, Minor in Political Science University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 1986
MBA Program courses in Organizational Behavior, Marketing Systems, Business Law, Computer Seminars, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
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  • Analytical and research skills
  • 2017 UN Examination candidate
  • Bachelor and Master degree, major in Finance (WES equivalent)
  • 3 years' experience in inter-bank wholesale loans and deposits, 1 year of experience in data analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of SAS, R and Python, familiar with SPSS
  • Fluent in English, French, and Chinese
Master of Science: Grande Ecole, MSc in Management, Finance 2013 - 2017 EMlyon Business School - Lyon Recipient of Explo'RA Sup Scholarship (Top10%)
Exchange Study : Financial Planning 2014 Monash University - Melbourne, Australia
French Language and Culture Intensive Program: 2012 - 2013 McGill University - Montréal, Canada
Bachelor of Arts: Economics 2004 - 2009 Minzu University of China - Beijing
Relevant Experience/Skills
  • Transaction monitoring and Risk-management

- Plan, launch, follow-up, coordinate all activities relevant to wholesale interbank transactions
- Conduct transactional top-down investigations and lead to decisions of Maintain, De-Market and/or file a regulatory report - Suspicious Transaction Report (STR)
- Capable to conduct daily digital monitoring-data acquisition and analysis through Synthesio, in order to distinguish clientele and industrial market risks

  • Analysis and Reporting

- Consult, inquiry and analysis Libor/Shibor rate periodically 
- Cooperate with Risk Management Department to write up narrative regulatory compliance reports
- Manage database including 1.4 millions data items, proficient to realize data integration
- Able to write and produce reports independently based on applied data

  • Communication and Interaction

Offer daily quotations and negotiate exchange rate with interbank clients 
- Resolve retail clients' complaints about products and services
- Carry out well cross-border logistic supply chain communication 
- Multilingual skills obtained from working experiences in 4 countries 

Work History
International transit Market Research Associate 10/2015 to 04/2016
Shodoshima Healthy Land Kagawa, Japan
Consultant Research Assistant Analyst 03/2015 to 09/2015
Bolero Web Intelligence Lyon, France
Inter-bank Account Assistant Manager 07/2009 to 07/2012
Bank of China Kunming, China
Merchandise Intern - Disney International College Program 01/2008 to 08/2008
Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, FL, USA
Activities and Interests

PC Game Design – Winner of Vancouver Film School 25th anniversary scholarship for women in game (2012)

Piano - Level 8 of Official Examination by National Music Examination Committee

Voice Acting - Member of StarSound VA association