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Tutor profile: Cristina S.

Cristina S.
Biologist with the Life Sciences
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About Cristina

About Cristina
Hello, my name is Cristina, and I am originally from Syracuse NY but now live in NC. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology from UNCC. I have worked in the pre-clinical drug discovery for 10+ years. My strengths in tutoring are in Biology (cellular, plant, animal, wildlife). My career has been spent in pharmacology and the development of novel agents for the treatment of cancer, pain, and epilepsy. I have a bright and friendly demeanor with the ability to easily explain concepts in different ways.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I ave tutored middle and high school students occasionally over the past six years. I have mentored, trained and developed many new staff members throughout my career.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor's Degree
2001 - 2005

Work Experience

Work Experience
Charles River Laboratories, Research Associate III
2011 - Present
Lead research associate at contract research organization for oncology studies. Responsibilities include tissue culture (mouse and human tumor cell lines), tissue dissociation, in vivo xenograft, orthotopic, PK and MTD studies. Coordinate and meet target study timelines. Direct tissue collection and single cell isolation for flow cytometry. Plate cells for IC50 analysis. Manage multiple projects at once with minimal guidance. Follow SOPS and study protocols with attention to detail, accuracy and efficiency. Update existing SOP’s, write new...
Icagen, now Pfizer, Pharmacology Scientist I
2007 - 2010
Evaluated novel agents for pain, inflammation and epilepsy utilizing ion channel targets. Primary scientist for KCNQ team. Ran behavioral and IV/PO crossover PK studies. Manipulation of data with excel and statistical analysis with Prism. Interpretation and communication of data and results to principal investigator and KCNQ team. Independently managed workload and coordinated compounds, samples and data between departments. Collaboration in the development of new models and troubleshooting existing models. Write SOP’s and protocols for new...

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