Jennifer Mietla

Education

Education

Work History

Work History

May 2008 - Aug 2009

Chemist 3

Research Triangle Institute

Provided qualitative analysis for submitted samples using GC/MS and LC/MS/MS techniques. Prepared biological samples for qualitative and quantitative analysis via LC/MS. Performed maintenance activities on instrumentation as required in accordance with approved procedures. Maintained records of analyses performed in accordance with approved procedures.Performed laboratory administrative tasks such as backing up electronic data, maintaining SOP records, monthly laboratory safety inspections, and training new employees.Attended monthly liaison meetings with Quality Assurance members to help facilitate the resolution of issues that occur between the Chemistry and the QA departments.

May 2007 - May 2008

Chemist 2

Research Triangle Institute

Provided qualitative analysis for submitted samples using GC/MS and LC/MS techniques. Prepared biological samples for qualitative and quantitative analysis via LC/MS. Performed maintenance activities on instrumentation as required in accordance with approved procedures. Maintains records of analyses performed in accordance with approved procedures.

Aug 2005 - May 2007

Chemist 1

Research Triangle Institute

Provided qualitative analysis for submitted samples using GC/MS and LC/MS techniques. Prepared biological samples for qualitative and quantitative analysis via LC/MS. Performed maintenance activities on instrumentation as required in accordance with approved procedures. Maintains records of analyses performed in accordance with approved procedures.

May 2005 - Jul 2005

Summer Intern, Process Development Analytical

Diosynth Biotechnology

Regularly used GC/MS and served as a primary operator.  Completed Good Manufacturing Practices training.  Aided in construction a searchable database for laboratory notebooks.  Trained on how to properly use high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems.

Jan 2005 - May 2005

Teaching Assistant

North Carolina State University, Department of Chemistry

Taught two laboratory classes per week with approximately 20 students per laboratory.  Assisted students in the Chemistry Tutorial Center for two hours per week.  Served as a grader for a CH101 course.

May 2004 - Aug 2004

Drug Chemistry Intern

North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation

Worked daily on the GC/MS by running drug samples and contributing to the process of developing a new method.  Observed Drug Chemists and Toxicologists and assisted with their work.  Typed reports.  Gained experience with infrared spectrometry.  Prepared a powerpoint presentation for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Professional Organizations

02/2011 - present        The American Society for Mass Spectrometry

09/2004 - present        Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary Chemistry Society

01/2004 - present        Alpha Chi Sigma, Professional Chemistry Fraternity

Special Awards, Fellowships, and Other Honors

AWARDS

04/2011                    Graduate/Postdoctoral Travel Award - ASBMB 2011 Annual Meeting, Experimental Biology

                                  American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2002                          Phi Eta Sigma Undergraduate Scholarship

                                  Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

FELLOWSHIPS

12/2012 - present    T32 - Training n Functional Lipidomics in Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases

                                    PI: Sarah Spiegel, Ph.D.

Societies and Organizations

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society

Gamma Beta Phi Society, Inc., National Honor and Service Fraternity

Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary Chemical Society

National Residence Hall Honorary

Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Fraternity

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Bibliography

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

  1. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2012) Characterization of eicosanoid synthesis in a genetic ablation model of ceramide kinase.Manuscript in preparation. 2012 (VCU)

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS (Published or In Press)

  1. Lamour, N.F., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mietla, J.A., Ward, K.E., Stahelin, R.V., Chalfant, C.E. Ceramide kinase regulates the production of tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα) via inhibition of TNFα-converting enzyme. J Biol Chem. 286(50):42808-17, 2006. (VCU)

ABSTRACTS/MEETING PRESENTATIONS

  1. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2011) “Characterization of eicosanoid synthesis in a genetic ablation model of ceramide kinase” 46th Annual Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference, Cashiers, NC
  2. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2011) “Characterization of eicosanoid synthesis in a genetic ablation model of ceramide kinase” 2011 VCU Massey Cancer Center Research Retreat, Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA
  3. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2011) “Characterization of eicosanoid synthesis in a genetic ablation model of ceramide kinase” 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium/ICAMS-LCRD Research Retreat, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  4. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2011) “Characterization of eicosanoid synthesis in a genetic ablation model of ceramide kinase” 28th Annual Daniel T. Watts Research Poster Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  5. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2011) “Utilizing a lipidomic approach for characterization of eicosanoids in ceramide kinase ablation models.” American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Experimental Biology 2011 Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.
  6. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2010) “Characterization of ceramide kinase ablation models for eicosanoids using a lipidomics approach.” 45th Annual Southeastern Regional Lipid Conference, Cashiers, NC
  7. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2010) “Characterization of ceramide kinase ablation models for eicosanoids using a lipidomics approach.” 27th Annual Daniel T. Watts Research Poster Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  8. Mietla, J.A., Wijesinghe, D.S., Mayton, E.K., Lamour, N.F., and Chalfant, C.E. (2010) “Characterization of ceramide kinase ablation models for eicosanoids using a lipidomics approach.” 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium/ICAMS-LCRD Research Retreat, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2010 - Dec 2013

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Virginia Commonwealth University
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Virginia Commonwealth University
Aug 2009 - Nov 2009

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Virginia Commonwealth University