Ehsan Fadaei

  • Burnaby CA-BC
Ehsan Fadaei

Interest

Pottery and ceramics is my favorite art since it allows for creativity and gives depth and detail that can't be translated in paintings. I made numerous art pieces during my high school years and received a certificate of merit which recognized my abilities and interests in 3D visual arts.

I enjoy travelling to other cities and countries that I've never been to, because it allows me to see different cultures and experience a different environment.

My favorite sports which I like to enjoy during my leisure time include soccer, tennis and swimming. I learned how to swim through the AquaQuest program and I love the fact that it can be so relaxing. I play tennis during the summer season and like the technical aspect of it. Soccer is part of my culture because I grew up watching it on television and participated in teams at school. I am also an avid hockey fan and follow my favorite team in the NHL.  

Objective

Seeking a position in the biotech or education field where I can apply my molecular biology and chemistry lab techniques and contribute to research and development. 

Summary

I am an SFU graduate that is interested in hands-on laboratory work in the biotech or academic field with emphasis on molecular biology or analytical chemistry. What sparked my interest in molecular biology was the curiosity of how the human body works similar to an electronic engineer who is curious in how a circuit in an electronic device functions. I went into sciences with the long term goal of being able to make an impact in people's health and wellness in some way. 

There are several qualities that makes me a great research assistant. Some of these qualities that were gained through my eight months of laboratory experience at Neuromed Pharmaceuticals Inc. are my extensive laboratory skills which include DNA/RNA extraction and purification, electrophoresis, chromatography and PCR. Furthermore, my note-taking skills, file keeping and familiarity with different chemicals and solutions learned through lab training and conference meetings are valuable assets.

Other assets include lab safety and proper chemical disposal through the W.H.M.I.S. workshop and prior experience from working in laboratories at SFU. These are important qualities to have when working in a laboratory.Meeting deadlines for pre-lab assignments, group projects, and lab reports has made me become an organized individual and a team player. Performing lab experiments and following protocols in academic labs with and without supervision has made me evolve to be a more experienced and independent lab worker.

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Sep 2009

Student volunteer (lab assistant)

Simon Fraser University

- Assisted in collecting and staining of Drosophila melanogaster embryos, collecting virgin fruit flies, DNA preps and maintenance of stock and mutant flies.

- Performed general lab duties such as cleaning of glassware and refilling pipette tips.

Sep 2007 - May 2008

Student research assistant

Neuromed
- Operated laboratory equipment such as PCR machine, centrifuge, electroporator, UV/VIS spectrophotometer, AlphaImager and performed DNA preps to create mammalian cDNA constructs - Cataloged mammalian cell lines, bacterial stocks and cDNA constructs - Assisted research associates in molecular biology experiments which included RNA extraction and purification, Northern blot, PCR, sequencing and subcloning. - Performed general lab duties such as checking the inventory, organizing the work space, autoclaving lab supplies and biohazard wastes
Jul 2003 - Sep 2003

Volunteer (Teacher Assistant)

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
- Supervised and tutored small groups of children aged 9-12, in learning activities, which saved time and money for the organization - Guided and assisted visitors and supplemented the services that Space Centre has to offer
2002 - 2003

Volunteer (Teacher Assistant)

Vancouver Aquarium
- Provided assistance with the lab setups and arrangement of learning activities that resulted in increased efficiency of teaching - Collaborated with teachers and staff in organizing tours, activities and school events which reduced work load for the teachers and staff and demonstrated teamwork abilities

Education

Education
Sep 2003 - Oct 2009

Bachelor of Science

Simon Fraser University

Courses taken during school include Gene Cloning, Nucleic Acids, Thermodynamics/Kinetics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques, Molecular Biology Labs I & II, Molecular Physiology, Genetic Analysis, Developmental Biology, Intermediary Metabolism, Immunology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Cells & Disease, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, General Chemistry Labs I & II, Physics, General Biology, Calculus I & II, Statistics, Computer Programming in Java, Linguistics and University Writing

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Word, Access & Excel

Southern, Northern and Western blotting

Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)

Titration (Acid-Base, EDTA)

UV/VIS Spectroscopy

Yeast two-hybrid screening

RNA In-Situ hybridization

Ion Exchange Chromatography (IC)

Site-directed mutagenesis

Library screen/plaque lift

PCR

Protein purification

Affinity chromatography

SDS – PAGE and Agarose gel electrophoresis

RNA and DNA extraction/purification

Research & Lab Work

Certifications

Certifications
2007 - Present

W.H.M.I.S

Occupational Health and Safety