Saturday, February 9, 2008

Lab Assistant Resume

Richie Rich
1234, West 67 Street,
Carlisle, MA 01741,
(123)-456 7890.

Bachelor of Science in Biology - May 2004
Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois
Emphasis: Microbiology Minor: Chemistry
Overall GPA: 3.3/4.0 Major GPA: 3.7/4.0

Lab Experience and Skills:

Lab Assistant
Western Illinois University- Macomb, Illinois - 2003 to 2004

* Assisted a Ph.D. of Agricultural Microbiology with collecting data on nitrogen fixation in corn and soybean plots.
* Charted plot data for further analysis and to be incorporated into a scholarly research paper for conference presentations.

Cell Biology:

Performed experiments consisting of pH gradients, cell function depending on the pH of different fluids and the procedure of electrophoresis.


Created genetic experiments using Drosophila melanogaster and their ability to mate with other flies producing mutations described by Gregor Mendel and other famous geneticists.

Microbial Ecology:

Conducted ecological testing of different microorganisms from aquatic and soil environments. Enrichment and isolation as well as detection and quantifications of microorganisms from the environment. Amplification of 16sRNA from community DNA using PCR and universal 16sRNA primers. Ribosomal database was used for further identifications.


Performed tests on immunoserums and antibodies produced from rabbits. The different tests used to observe antigens and antibodies; immunoassay, Western Blot, and Eliza.

Organic Chemistry:

Performed a study of nomenclature, preparations, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of functional groups of aliphatic and aromatic compounds.


Gained experience in the chemistry of major cellular constituents and their metabolism using a spectrophotometer to obtain the spectrums of different solutions.

Academic Distinctions Organizations and Skills:

* Beta Beta Beta - Biology Honor Society
* Phi Kappa Phi - Honor Society
* WIU Dean's List: 6 semesters
* The National Dean's List
* The Joseph J. Joseph Scholarship Award - 2003, 2002
* WIU Chemistry Club
* Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
* Microsoft Office, all Biology and Chemistry Lab Equipment

Additional Experience:

Resident Assistant - Tanner Hall - Western Illinois University - Macomb, Illinois - 2001 to present
Bartender - The Icehouse Corporation - Macomb, Illinois - 2001 to present
Sales Associate - The Gap - Chicago, Illinois - 2000 to 2003

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