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(FNU) Geetika 

Result-oriented individual with a strong molecular background seeking opportunity to demonstrate research expertise in an environment for continued learning. 

Areas of Excellence

  • Agarose Gel Electrophoresis
  • DNA Isolation & Purification
  • Restriction Enzyme Digestion 
  • Automated DNA Sequencing Analysis & Next-Gen Sequencing 
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) 
  • Infrared Spectroscopy (IR) & Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (H-NMR) Light Microscopy
  • Genomic D-loop Polymerase Chain Reaction & Real Time-Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Multiple Sequence Alignment & constructing phylogenetic trees
  • Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC) & High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Work experience

May 2015Present

Lab Assistant II at Spectra Laboratories

Fresenius Medical Care North America, Milpitas
  • Entering patient data and tests accurately in the Laboratory Information System.
  • Verifying quality of samples received, appropriate samples, and requisitions. Prepare samples to be distributed to the individual departments, as well as prepare samples for reference lab testing.
  • Pre-analytical sample processing, sorting, centrifugation and filtration. Ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Assisting departments to deliver renal specific test results efficiently through automated specimen processing and advanced equipments. 
Apr 2012Mar 2015

Student Lead at Information Technology Services

California State University East Bay, Hayward
  • Configured, deployed, troubleshooted and supported computer workstations, laptops, printers, mobile devices, and other telecommunications equipment. Served on computer refresh projects.
  • Diagnosed and resolved problems associated with application software,security issues and operating systems for faculty, staff and student computers. 
  • Trained student assistants on troubleshooting IT issues and explained the technical knowledge base procedures to ensure quick resolution of non-recurring issues. 
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills developed through employment experience. 

Education

Sep 2010Mar 2015

BS Biological Science (Cell and Molecular Biology) & Minor in Chemistry   

California State University East Bay, Hayward

   Academic Honors: Magna Cum Laude (May 2015)

Panic Disorder Project Designed experimental protocol and analyzed COMT gene susceptibility for Panic Disorder genetics at SNP rs4680.

Sickle Cell Disease Project: Interpreted single nucleotide mutation test for diagnosing Sickle Cell Disease in the extracted genomic samples by PCR and Restriction enzyme digestion technique.