Justin Podowski

Student and Undergraduate Researcher



B.S. in Astronomy and Molecular and Cellular Biology

Aug 2012 - Apr 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Work experience

Work experience

Laboratory Technician

May 2014 - Present
University of Illinois Integrative Biology

 Performed high volume of DNA extractions of Conifer needles via modified chloroform extraction technique. Maintained database of seed inventory and genotype information. Performed data analysis on JMP platform. Worked on undergraduate thesis project and designed experiment to understand the composition of the microbiome of Medicago truncatua root system.


Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
AIM Specialty Heatlh

 Worked with the head of Information Systems and Technology on various networking projects between corporate offices and data center. Worked under network security analyst on improving network security in corporate offices. Worked with help desk on rollout of devices in office building expansion.

Assistant To Head of Sterile Processing Department

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center

Assisted with various office tasks, provided computer support, and created Excel spreadsheets in order to better keep track of medical tool inventory.



Computer Hardware Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Building and maintaining computer hardware and modifying it to ensure best possible performance

Computer Networking

Designing, building and maintaining small networks of computers, both wired and wireless.

Consumer electronics repair

Troubleshooting and repairing both hardware and software based issues with small electronics

Technical Reading and Writing

Reading and writing scientific literature primarily in biological sciences and physical sciences