Bachelor's Degree, MCD Biology, 2000 University of California Santa Cruz
Research Assistant, Scripps Research Institute 2001
Laboratory Technician, Paralle Genomics, 2002
Senior Specialist Cell Culture, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals 2003-2011
My speciality lies in cell culture and recombinant protein expression
through both mammalian and bacterial cell lines.
I've worked with 1L to 200L perfusion systems and large scale fermentation.
Though I greatly enjoyed my time in the Biotech industry, every promotion
was taking me further into administration and away from the lab. Between
that a desire to go beyond my relatively surface level of understanding I
felt compelled to return to school. So far, it's been fantastic. It's
invigorating being surrounded by like minded people, hearing about what
they're working on, learning so much each day.
I just completed my 1st quarter rotation in the
optimizing the transient expression of HIV gp120 envelope proteins using HEK293 cells.
If I not in the lab, I'm probably on a bicycle. Borderline obsessive racer :
road (crit sprinter), mountain and cyclocross