Research Associate

Elizabeth C. Larkin

elarkin26@hotmail.com

 

SUMMARY

 

Researcher with more than ten years in Biology and Engineering laboratory settings. Experience includes proficiency with general laboratory care and maintenance, large scale production of microbially derived products, molecular biology and  materials characterization techniques. Demonstrated ability to prepare manuscripts, presentations, posters, obtain funding and advance research projects.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Science Technician Environmental Technology Solutions Chandler, AZ                                                                                                                 2012-13

*Managed production of the microbially derived agricultural product Agriplier

*Established procedures to increase production and reduce costs

Research Assistant New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM                                                                                                2009-12

*Developed chemical vapor deposition into liquid sol-gel (CViL) method for the deposition of silica on cells for use in a biosensor

*Tested responsiveness of silica encapsulated cells

Student Researcher New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM                                                                                               2007-09

*Isolated microbes from potash waste water for use in bio-desalinization and bio-fuels

*Developed a pH control system for sequestration of CO2 to a carbonate mineral

Research Technician Howard Hughes Medical Institute New Haven, CT                                                                                                               2002-05

*Produced a plasmid library for structure-function studies of the AI5γ ribosome

*Fabricated and isolated RNA and protein

Research Assistant Research Genetics an Invitrogen Company Huntsville, AL                                                                                                    2000-01

*Isolated genomic DNA from source material for construction of BAC libraries

*Trained interns in research protocols and good lab practices

Student Researcher New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM                                                                                                1996-99

*Studied of the toxic effects of tetrahydrothiophene (THT) on angiosperms

*Screened, characterized, isolated and mapped the gene locus for the copper sensitive mutation of Arabidopsis thaliana CUP2

Laboratory Technician Albuquerque Technical-Vocational Institute Albuquerque, NM                                                                                         1994-96

*OSHA safety officer

*Cared for  multiple species of fish, mammals and reptiles

 

PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS

 

“Encapsulation of S. cerevisiae in Poly(glycerol) Silicate Derived Matrices: Effect of Matrix Additives and Cell Metabolic Phase on Long-Term Viability and Rate of Gene Expression” Chemistry of Materials Volume: 23 Issue: 10 (2011-01-01)

“Sample preparation techniques for biological samples for scanning electron microscopy: drug delivery”  INBRE Annual Symposium, Santa Fe, NM 2010 and Student Research Week, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX  2010

 “Bench-scale trials in a CO2 mineralization system” Rio Grande Symposium Albuquerque, NM 2009

“Developments in sequestering CO2 as a carbonate mineral: pH control in a biomimetic system for the sequestration of CO2 as calcium carbonate” 25th annual international Pittsburgh Coal Conference Pittsburg, PA 2008

“A biomimetic approach to CO2 sequestration that uses multiple waste products” Rio Grande Symposium Albuquerque, NM 2007

“An Arabidopsis thaliana copper-sensitive mutant”.  Bios 70, (1999).

“Toxic effect of Tetrahydrothiophene on Angiosperm” Tri-Beta regional conference Grand Junction, CO 1999

“A copper sensitive mutation of Arabidopsis thaliana” Tri Beta regional conference Colorado Springs, CO 1998

 

EDUCATION

 

Masters of Science Materials Engineering                                                                                                                                                                           2012

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM  

   *Campus Executive Grant awarded by Sandia National Laboratory

   *Matusezski Grant awarded by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology   

    Graduate Student Association

Masters of Science for Teachers                                                                                                                                                                                            2009

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM

Bachelors of Science Biology                                                                                                                                                                                                 1999

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM

  *Frank G. Brooks District Award for Excellence in Student Research with Amanda Hall

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