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Expert in Biomaterials, Intraocular Lens Implants, DNA Analysis

Expert ID: 729834 Canada

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Expert has completed doctoral studies in developing a novel polymer for intraocular lens implants. During this study she has designed several new experimental methods to detect polymer biocompatibility and toxicity to ocular and other cell types. Expert also has extensive expertise in molecular biology experimental design. Expert has experience training several students in several tissue culture and molecular biology techniques. Expert is developing project management skills and is a facilitator who can train in science communication, project management fundamentals and instructional design.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Biomedical Engineering Institution: McMaster University
Year: 2003 Degree: MSc Subject: Molecular Biology and Cancer Institution: Mcmaster University
Year: 2001 Degree: BSc Subject: Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering Institution: McMaster University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: McMaster University Title: Sessional Lecturer Department: Biology Responsibilities: Expert taught 3rd and 4th year students about research principles in life sciences and eukaryotic genetics
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Wilfrid Laurier University Title: Sessional Lecturer Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Expert taught 3rd and 4th year students about current issues in nanomaterials and biomaterials.
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Program manager Department: School of Nursing Responsibilities: Expert manages several concomitant projects and is responsible for coordination, communication, budgeting and knowledge transfer initiatives
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: McMaster University Title: Teaching Assistant Network Coordinator Department: Center for Leadership in Learning Responsibilities: Expert has trained teaching assistants on designing their own tutorials and lesson plans

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has developed over 10 courses in various areas of science, for two universities and 4 departments. Expert has experience in teaching university level courses and facilitating small workshop for professional development.
Vendor Selection
Expert has expertise in selecting vendors for molecular biology research in the greater Toronto area
Marketing Experience
Expert's doctoral experience has allowed her to do small independent research projects involving polymeric coatings, drug release, toxicology and protein adhesion studies to aid in development of new polymeric coatings for intraocilar lens design and blood-contacting materials.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert can train researchers in project amnagement, time management and reserach planning. Expert can teach sales personnel the scientific background of new devices or products. Expert can design customer training modules for new devices or products that would target the health care or biological research community.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Romanian Expert was born and raised in Romania and has full capabilities to translate and work with Romanian documents
French Expert has studied French and is proficient at reading and writing, with very little exposure to speaking.

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