Jennifer Foley

  • Troy MI
Jennifer Foley

Laboratory Research Assistant Intern

Work History

Work History
May 2014 - May 2015

Laboratory Research Assistant Intern

William Beaumont Hospital Research Institute- Beaumont BioBank Laboratory
  • Immunohistochemistry of paraffin tissue sections as well as fluorescence staining for Confocal analysis and visualization. Trained on Aperio digital slide scanner to convert slides to eslides. Processing of blood and tissue for freezer storage. Scan specimens into -80’C freezers as well as Liquid Nitrogen storage. Data entry. Manual and assisted blood DNA extraction and isolation. Proficient with MAXwell 16 blood extractor and Chemagen Chemagic extractor. Monthly DNA metrics presentation to show progress and nanodrop 260/280 analysis. Created and updated SOP’s and drafted abstracts for current studies. Audits for freezer storage, patient charts, and data entry. Basic knowledge and use of laboratory equipment. Maintained lab supplies and stocks. Responsible for laboratory maintenance. Complied with CAP accreditation for all lab work. Worked independently as well as within a research team and communicated progress to supervisor.
May 2012 - Aug 2013

Greenhouse Merchandiser

Marvaso Greenhouse
  • Stock shelf’s, take care of and water plants, assist customers, organize merchandise, and unload trucks.
Mar 2004 - May 2013

Babysitter

  • Standard tasks for multiple families: Cook, entertain, and follow scheduled routines.
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Crew Member

Jimmy Johns
  • Assist in tasks as cashiering, slicing deli meats, assembling and serving sandwiches, baking breads, cleaning and stocking the store.
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Office Assistant

Alternatives in Advertising
  • Answer phones, set appointments, greet customers, give friendly first impression to customers.
Jun 2007 - Jun 2009

Soccer Trainer

Troy Youth Sports Camps
  • Trained children ages 8-10 in weeklong soccer camp. Worked with children on soccer skills as well as planning and organizing their day. Provided report card on progress to parents at week’s end.

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - May 2014

B.Sc

Central Michigan University

Candidate for major- Bachelors of Science in Biology with a concentration in Microscopy and minor in Environmental Science.

Relevant Courses: Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Light Microscopy, General Biology, Botany, Microbiology, General Zoology, Genetics, Earth Science Geology, Pre-Calculus, Ecology, Wildlife Ecology, Biological Statistics, Cell Biology, General Chemistry 1 and 2 with lab, Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 with lab, College Physics 1 and 2 with labs.

Skills

Skills

Laboratory Skills

Proficient in micropipetting, specimen preparation for TEM, SEM, confocal, and light microscopy, preparing buffers, basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, balances, pH meters, blood DNA manual and assisted extraction and isolation, nanodrop analysis, blood and tissue processing for biorespository freezer storage, aseptic technique, and IR spectroscopy.

Microscopy Skills- 

Proficient in Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Light Microscopy, and Aperio Slide Scanner.

Computer Skills- 

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Photoshop, and MiniTab, data entry for online database BIGR.

Languages- 

Proficient in English and some French.

Certifications/Trainings- 

Proficient in CPR, First Aid, CITI, PPE training, and Laboratory Safety Training.