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Seeking a lab position

Posted on: February 15, 2016
Posted by: Zachary Weinstock
Contact: weins074@umn.edu

I am a senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities from which I will be graduating with a BS in Neuroscience and minors in Psychology and Pharmacology this coming May. As indicated on my CV, I have taken many courses related to the position including cell biology, genetics, animal diversity, and advanced physiology. Furthermore, I am a member of the University Honors Program which requires the authorship of a senior thesis summarizing scientific research that I have directly contributed to. Due to my strong academic record and solid communication skills, I am on track to graduate summa cum laude with distinction.

Upon my graduation, I would be thrilled to join your team at the Hope Center where I hope to broaden my research experiences, add to my skillset, and make a meaningful contribution to neurological research. Over the past three years, my experiences working in the Neuromodulation Research Center at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a summer fellowship at the Mayo Clinic have made me increasingly dedicated to expanding my knowledge and abilities in the field of biomedical research.

My research in the Neuromodulation Research Center aims to characterize changes in neuronal activity of the motor cortex and supplementary motor area in the Parkinsonian state during deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal globus pallidus under resting, passive, and active moving conditions. My work has included tasks such as the handling of nonhuman primates (NHPs), dura scraping, co-registration of MRI and CT scans, in vivo recording and analysis of single motor unit activity, and the collection and analysis of kinematic features using a passive motion capture system. I also had the unique opportunity of observing and assisting major surgeries on NHPs including craniotomies and the insertion of DBS leads.

My work in the Jang Lab at the Mayo Clinic included the handling and genotyping of mice; fixation, sectioning, and mounting of mouse brains; and the immunostaining, imaging, and analysis of brain slices using fluorescent and confocal microscopy. The aim of my lab was to make essential connections between adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its functional role in the etiology and pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. I will be listed as an author on an optogenetics paper coming out of the Jang lab later this year.

In summary, I believe that my substantial and relevant scientific background, passion for biomedical research, and solid communication skills make me an excellent candidate for the listed position. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and the possibility of joining your lab. I am easily reached by cell phone or e-mail. Thank you for your consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Zachary Weinstock
University Honors Program
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
314-565-3394

Zachary’s CV

Seeking student research position

Posted on: January 25, 2016
Posted by: Lauren Albertina
Contact: lauren.albertina@stlcop.edu

I am seeking a student research position at the highly acclaimed Washington University School of Medicine.  I am an incredibly ambitious pharmacy student looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity within the fields of psychology and physiology.

I have a profound interest in psychology, brain function and Alzheimer’s disease.  Upon graduation, I desire to unify my passions for psychology and pharmacology by securing a research focused position, likely in the field of Early Phase Clinical Development.  I have a yearning for knowledge, in that I love stumbling upon new findings whether hypotheses are proven to be accurate or not.

As a full-time third year student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a pharmacy intern at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, I am unable to dedicate all of my time to pursuing my research passion at this point in my life.  If, however, a research preceptor was willing to be flexible with my schedule, I am certain I could become a valued assistant/asset. This upcoming semester, I would be available anytime between 6:00-10:00am M/W/TH/F and evenings after 5:30pm M/TH.

I have attached my resume for your review.  You have my assurance that if effort and diligence is a valued trait, I will not disappoint my preceptor.

Lauren Albertina
Lauren’s Resume

Seeking partnership in Alzheimer’s research

Posted on: January 13, 2016
Posted by: Eden Padayachee, PhD
Contact: padayachee.eden@gmail.com

My name is Eden Padayachee and I am a drug discovery scientist in Alzheimers disease.

I have + 6 years experience in Alzheimers research now, sadly South Africa does not embrace scientists with this kind of knowledge and expertise.

May I kindly enquire, if you have any research positions available  in 2016 or in that of your colleagues which may be of interest to me?

It would be a tremendous delight to partner with renowned scientists  in research at your center, should an opportunity avail itself.

I attach my latest CV for your perusal.

Kind Regards

Dr. Eden Padayachee
Ph.D Medicinal Biochemistry
Neurochemical pathophysiology and diagnostics research unit
Sahlngrenska University Hospital
Sweden

Eden Padayachee CV

Seeking lab position

Posted on: November 9, 2015
Posted by: Christina Cranwill
Contact: cmiller045801@nsula.edu

My name is Christina Cranwill. I am a senior at Northwestern State University. I am currently studying psychology with a concentration in substance abuse and addiction studies. I will graduate with my bachelor’s degrees of science in May 2016. I have a passion for learning. I would like to further cultivate my passion for scientific research. I would like to assist in the lab to gain more insight and experience in the field of scientific research of neurobiology. Compensation for the experience as a research assistant would not be necessary, as the opportunity to learn and advance my knowledge would be more than enough.

I am a dedicated hard worker, which as a result, I currently maintain a 3.625 psychology major GPA and a 3.764 addiction studies major GPA at Northwestern State University. I have a passion for research so despite learning through a distance program online I have gained experience. I have previous research experience through classes such as Psychology 4410: Psychology Testing and Measurement, Psychology 4400: Statistics for Psychology, Psychology 3020: Experimental Psychology: Learning. In all of these classes, I earned a letter grade of an “A”. I also have research experience through a volunteer internship at Point Defiance AIDS Project where I assisted in the collection, organization, and entry of research methods conducted.

My current research interests include interventions for comorbid disorders integrating behavioral and drug interventions in substance abuse treatment, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, the prevention and treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the implications of treatment of individuals who are subject to extreme stress situations, such as prisoners, law enforcement officers, and military, neurobiology specifically behavioral and drug recovery strategies pertaining to neuromuscular and neurobiological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disorder,Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, and PTSD,and the effect of stress hormones on the progression of neurobiological disorders.

I am currently applying for graduate school programs, specifically Doctoral programs in Clinical Psychology. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work side by side as a research assistant, furthering my educational, professional, and personal goals.

Sincerely,Christina Cranwill

 

Seeking lab position

Posted on: May 26, 2015
Posted by: Arjun Devraj
Contact: adevraj.21@gmail.com

My name is Arjun Devraj, and I am a dedicated 10th grade student at Marquette High School with a passion for scientific research. I would like to assist in your lab, without compensation, to gain more insight and experience in the field of scientific research as well as have access to a knowledgeable and accomplished mentor.

With my hard work and dedication, I finished this school year with a 4.572 weighted GPA and a 4.0 unweighted GPA: I have attained above a 99% in Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry and plan on taking advanced science courses, such as AP Chemistry and AP Physics, in the upcoming school year. Although this would be my first research experience in a lab under a distinguished university professor, I have some prior experience with other forms of research.  In fact, I was enrolled in the rigorous Advanced Language Arts Research/Presentation (ALAR/P) class, in which students spend the entire year researching (and eventually delivering a thirty minute presentation on) an independent study project of the student’s choice. This past year, my project pertained to genetically modified crops and their biological capabilities; I also wrote a mini-research paper on the topic. In addition, I was one of just fourteen students (out of a pool of nearly 2,000) nominated by the Rockwood School District to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy: the selection process involved GPA, standardized test and IQ scores, as well as a written supplement. I am also the captain of robotics team named the iBots, and we recently won the second place Inspire Award (“overall best” award) at the Missouri State Championship and participated in the North Superregional Championship this past March in order to vie for a spot in the robotics World Championship. Robotics has introduced me to useful engineering skills, especially working with mechanical kinetics, various motors and sensors, electrical wiring, and different tools and machines. Although the season does not begin until September, I have planned several meetings and events for this summer and fall. I am also the president and founder of a math competition club at my school, and we placed fifth at our first regional competition after working on extensive practice problems for numerous hours each week: I spent time tutoring other students, locating and solving practice problems, and planning meetings! After joining Science Olympiad just this year and having competed at the varsity level, I placed 4th (out of 16) in the Chemistry Lab event: I have now been appointed as the club’s treasurer for this upcoming school year. I have attached my resume if you would like further details.

I am fascinated by the prospect of aiding in the discovery of novel scientific technologies and am looking to complete an Intel Science Fair Project to further pursue my interest: the Intel Science and Engineering Fair allows high school students to complete a professional research project to possibly win scholarships for future higher education. I can start working full-time by the end of June and part-time throughout the school year. All in all, I would really appreciate it if you could offer me an opportunity to learn in a more advanced setting!
Sincerely,
Arjun Devraj
Arjun’s Resume

I am a senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities from which I will be graduating with
a BS in Neuroscience and minors in Psychology and Pharmacology this coming May. As
indicated on my CV, I have taken many courses related to the position including cell biology,
genetics, animal diversity, and advanced physiology. Furthermore, I am a member of the
University Honors Program which requires the authorship of a senior thesis summarizing
scientific research that I have directly contributed to. Due to my strong academic record and
solid communication skills, I am on track to graduate summa cum laude with distinction.
Upon my graduation, I would be thrilled to join your team at the Hope Center where I hope to
broaden my research experiences, add to my skillset, and make a meaningful contribution to
neurological research. Over the past three years, my experiences working in the
Neuromodulation Research Center at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a summer
fellowship at the Mayo Clinic have made me increasingly dedicated to expanding my knowledge
and abilities in the field of biomedical research.
My research in the Neuromodulation Research Center aims to characterize changes in neuronal
activity of the motor cortex and supplementary motor area in the Parkinsonian state during deep
brain stimulation (DBS) of the internal globus pallidus under resting, passive, and active moving
conditions. My work has included tasks such as the handling of nonhuman primates (NHPs),
dura scraping, co-registration of MRI and CT scans, in vivorecording and analysis of single
motor unit activity, and the collection and analysis of kinematic features using a passive motion
capture system. I also had the unique opportunity of observing and assisting major surgeries on
NHPs including craniotomies and the insertion of DBS leads.
My work in the Jang Lab at the Mayo Clinic included the handling and genotyping of mice;
fixation, sectioning, and mounting of mouse brains; and the immunostaining, imaging, and
analysis of brain slices using fluorescent and confocal microscopy. The aim of my lab was to
make essential connections between adult hippocampal neurogenesis and its functional role in
the etiology and pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. I will
be listed as an author on an optogenetics paper coming out of the Jang lab later this year.
In summary, I believe that my substantial and relevant scientific background, passion for
biomedical research, and solid communication skills make me an excellent candidate for the
listed position. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and the
possibility of joining your lab. I am easily reached by cell phone or e-mail. Thank you for your
consideration, I look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Zachary Weinstock
University Honors Program
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
314-565-3394
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