Tambudzai Kudze

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Cell Biology Lab Assistant

Bennington College
Prepared media and reagents for the Cell and Molecular Biology lab Assisted in setting up for the Genetics and Cell Biology Labs. Was responsible for the general upkeep of the lab. Oversaw the use of secondary lab equipment
Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Computer Center Help Desk Monitor

Bennington College
Offered technical assistance to computer users. Closed the center at the end of the day at least twice a week.
Jun 2008 - Jun 2010

Research Assistant/Intern

Bennington College
Utilized yeast reporter gene biochemical assays to characterize a potential novel Hsp90 co-chaperone. Troubleshot and executed experimental protocols and recorded in lab notebook. Searched and reviewed relevant scientific literature. Participated in drafting manuscript for publication
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Summer Intern-Molecular Biology

Princeton University
Investigated yeast genes involved in donor preference during mating type in yeast using Fluorescence Microscopy
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009

Fitness Recreation Assistant

Bennington College
Set up and organized meetings for the Fitness Center monitors. Met with the recreation coordinator and other recreation assistants for planning meetings weekly. Oversaw usage of the fitness facilities and reported weekly to the fitness coordinator.
Jan 2008 - Feb 2008

Lab Intern

Princeton University

Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics

Used spectrophotometry to investigate the effects of Trimethoprim on the growth rate of E.coli grown in media containing different supplements.  Attended and participated in weekly lab meetings and maintained a lab notebook.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Peer Mentor

Bennington College
Fal 2007 and 2008. Mentored a group of ten first year students for a semester and met with group weekly. Organized and implemented first year geared workshops
Aug 2007 - Sep 2007

International Student Orientation Assistant

Bennington College
Organized and attended first year International Student Orientation during for Fall 2009 and Fall 2007.
Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

Intern

Bennington College, Office of Admissions
Welcomed visitors into the office and gave campus tours to prospective students. Organized files, answered phones and performed data entry.

Education

Education
2006 - 2010

Biology

Bennington College

Skills

Skills

Primer Design

Site Directed Mutagenesis

Protein and DNA quantification

Growth media and reagent preparation

Yeast and bacterial transformations

DNA digests and ligations

Fluorescence Microscopy

Western Blot

Immunoprecipitation

Baterial DNA extraction

PCR

SDS PAGE

Summary

Recent graduate actively seeking a permanent position with experience in molecular biology techniques including: DNA Gel preparation and analysisSDS PAGE, Yeast and bacterial transformations, Fluorescence microscopy, Western Blot, PCR and molecular cloning, Bacterial DNA extraction, Enzyme activity assays, Growth media and reagent preparation, Immunoprecipitation, NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Spectroscopy, UV-visible Spectroscopy, DNA digests and ligations, tissue culture, primer design, site directed mutagenesis. 

Honors and Awards

Bennington College Board of Trustees: Recent Graduate Trustee, June 2010-presentBennington College Conference Grant: To attend the New England Science Symposium (Spring 2010)Nominated Biomedical Science Careers Program Student(BSCP) 2010Bennington College Conference Grant: To attend the Midwest Stress Response and Molecular Chaperone meeting (Fall 2009)Judith Schneider ’61 Scholarship in the Sciences (2008)Kamal Shaikh’ 02 Memorial Fund: Field Work Term Grant in the Sciences (2008 and 2007)

Activities and Societies: Wellness Committee, Student Educational Policies Committee, Students for Social Justice, Student Council