Name: Michael Smith Email: email@example.com Employer: UC Berkeley PhD Degree and year: Molecular Biology, 2009 PhD Institute: Princeton University
Summary: Formerly a graduate student with Michael Hecht and currently a Postdoc at Berkeley, I am well-versed in a variety of subjects and techniques in molecular biology and biochemistry. My main projects have involved generating, characterizing, and screening libraries of proteins for applications in synthetic biology and bioenergy. Among my responsibilities has been managing research subgroups of 3 to 7 members. I have also taken on leadership positions such as the presidency of the Berkeley Postdoctoral Association. I find teaching concepts and techniques to scientific novices very fulfilling. In that vein, I have helped to organize events that share science with the public, such as a symposium to examine how science is portrayed in the media and entertainment industries, and a showcase to aquaint the local community with biofuels research. I hope to eventually transition to a position that allows me to make high-level scientific concepts accessible and engaging to non-experts
Interests: science outreach public/investor relations science policy Expertise: synthetic biology bioenergy/biofuels protein engineering Team Skills: Managed teams of 3-7; one project garnered substantial media attention upon publication Led 2 semesters of classes to educate non-scientists about socially relevant topics in biology Engaged in a variety of critical audiences with over 30 technical of informational presentations Technical Skills: Libraries via error-prone PCR, DNA shuffling, assembling oligos containing degenerate codons Site-directed mutagenesis, various molecular cloning techniques, protein purification Flow cytometry, in vivo screens/selections, lab robotics, circular dichroism, gel filtration Analytical Skills: DNA and amino acid sequence analysis (BLAST, COBALT, CLUSTALW. etc.) Substantial use of Guava InCyte software (flow cytometry), Microsoft excel Extensive use of ApE plasmid editor; limited experience with Perl
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