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Tutor profile: Patrick D.

Patrick D.
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About Patrick

About Patrick
I graduated from Denison University with a B.S. in Biochemistry. While there I completed a two year research project on bacteria. While at Denison I enjoyed being a teaching assistant in various biology and chemistry courses. I also ran varsity cross country and track. Since Denison, I have been working as a research technician at the University of Michigan helping to research treatments for brain tumors such as glioblastoma. Now I'm changing gears, and in January of 2020 I will be moving Pittsburgh to pursue a PhD in Environmental...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
While at Denison, I had the pleasure of being a teaching assistant in two chemistry courses and one biology course. These courses included General Chemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, and Eukaryotic Cell Biology. In each of these courses I assisted in the instruction of students during laboratory sessions. At the sessions I aided in teaching both technical procedures and concepts related to the courses. I was available to students to answer questions and guide them through coursework problems. I also assisted professors in grading coursework. I...
University of Pittsburgh
Environmental Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2020 - 2025
Denison University
Bachelor's Degree
2013 - 2017

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Michigan, Research Technician Associate
2017 - 2019
• Aided research scientists in developing and performing experiments • Worked on multiple research projects simultaneously with goals of publishing results • Developed written protocols utilized by laboratory for experiments • Performed accurate analysis on experimental data utilizing Microsoft Excel and MATLAB • Presented technical procedures, data, and conclusions to colleagues at weekly meetings • Authored and edited animal research protocols to be reviewed and accepted by The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee • Acted as liaison...
Denison University, Research Assistant
2015 - 2017
• Completed independent laboratory research project on RNA thermodynamic structural dynamics under the supervision of Denison faculty culminating with a written thesis • Performed accurate analysis on experimental data utilizing Microsoft Excel and Mathematica • Created posters and presented on research to faculty and students
Denison University, Teaching Assistant
2015 - 2017
• Assisted in the instruction of students during laboratory sessions by answering questions and guiding students through problems • Demonstrated laboratory techniques and equipment operation to students

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