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Michael Friedman
Total Earnings
$325.00
Education
PHD Biology Colorado State University 2017
Colorado State University 2012 Bachelors Biology
Experience
Experience

Graduate Research Assistant
Colorado State University, Biology Department, Fort Collins, CO 2014
Continued original research on my thesis project, involving analysis of an insertion mutant in rice, for application within the field of bioenergy technology and food security.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Colorado State University, Biology Department, Fort Collins, CO
2013-2014;’14-’15
Taught multiple sections of LIFE102 and LIFE103 (General Biology I and II - Laboratory). Lectured concepts, set-up and oversaw experiments. Designed lesson plans and created exams for my sections.

Research Associate I
Colorado State University, Biology Department, Fort Collins, CO 2012-2013
Research in plant biotechnology involving development of rice transgenic plants with increased biomass for potential application in the biofuel industry.

Sustainable Living Association Steering Committee Member
Sustainable Living Association, Fort Collins, CO 2012-present
Coordination and direct handling of events for community outreach and sustainability education projects.

Research Assistant
Colorado State University, Biology Department, Fort Collins, CO 2011-2012
Vector construction and manipulation using molecular biology for the engineering of constructs for genetic plant transformation.

Emergency Medicine Practicum, Field Medicine (Paramedic)
McCook Community College, Emergency Medical Services Department, McCook, NE 2010-2011
Application of medical intervention in field medicine, using concepts of human anatomy and physiology, medical techniques, emergency medicine technologies and pharmacology. Field sites include: Denver, CO; Fort Collins, CO

Emergency Medical Technician
Aramark Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, CO 2009
Emergency medical services atop Pikes Peak (14,110 ft.) mountain in Colorado Springs, CO, including search and rescue, as well as emergency medical care to travelers.

Professional Seminars

Plant Biology 2014 (International Conference on Plant Biology) - Portland Convention Center, Portland, OR. Provided and Presented Poster Presentation on Original Research - “Identification of a gene that Makes Plants Gigantic-1: Characterization of mpg1, a novel mutant of rice”, 07/2014

CMB/BMB/MCIN/MIP Annual Poster Symposium - Colorado State University Provided and Presented Poster Presentation on Original Research - “Identification of a gene that Makes Plants Gigantic-1: Characterization of mpg1, a novel mutant of rice”, 02/2014

Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER) - Colorado School of Mines
Invitation to Present -- Provided Oral Presentation on Original Research - “Identification of a gene that Makes Plants Gigantic-1: Characterization of mpg1, a novel mutant of rice”, 02/2014

Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER) - Colorado School of Mines
Provided and Presented Poster Presentation on Original Research - “Identification of a gene that Makes Plants Gigantic-1: Characterization of mpg1, a novel mutant of rice”, 02/2014

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) - Semi Annual Meeting - CSU
Invitation to Present -- Provided Oral Presentation on Original Research - “Identification of a gene that Makes Plants Gigantic-1: Characterization of mpg1, a novel mutant of rice”, 10/2013

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) - Semi Annual Meeting - CSU
Provided and Presented Poster Presentation on Original Research - “Identification of a gene that Makes Plants Gigantic-1: Characterization of mpg1, a novel mutant of rice”, 10/2013

Projects & Publications
Activities & Interests

Honors and awards

The Golden Key, International Honors Society, (Officer) 2014 Participated Alongside the National Science Foundation’s IGERT Program in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Bioenergy (MAS BioEnergy) 2014 Gamma Beta Phi, National Service and Academic Honors Society 2014 CSU - Department of Biology 2013/14 Travel Grant Award Conference on Earth and Energy Research (CEER) 2nd Place Overall 2014 Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) Seed Grant (Finalist) 2013 Beta Beta Beta, Biological Honors Society 2010 National Youth Leadership Forum (Medicine) - Alumni; Boston 2007

Technical skills

Expertise in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Genetic Manipulation by Transgenic Technology, Genetic Analyses, Microscopy, Applied Field Medicine

Personal skills

Effective communication skills in person, over the phone, and through e-mail.
Effective delivery in seminars and presentations. Proficient in Social Media communications. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Windows and Mac OS
Accurate record-keeping and planning

Management skills

Training of undergraduate research assistant at Colorado State University Direct supervision of Sustainable Living Association volunteers
Supervision of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Associates in Field Medicine settings

Service Activities

Scientific Judge for the Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity at Colorado State University, 2013, 2014
Annual Community Service for Sigma Nu Fraternity, Delta Rho Chapter, 2010-2012

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