RESUME: Cell and Molecular Biology

Louis Geller demode101 at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 9 11:41:54 EST 1997


Resume of Louis Geller

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Career Objective: Medical research position involving molecular and cell
biology.

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Education: 
* Candidate for Master of Science Degree in Biology - Emphasis in
Molecular and Cell Biology 
California State University, Long Beach. Anticipated graduation:
December, 1997. GPA 3.9. 

* Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry 
California State University, Northridge. August, 1991.

Skills: 
* Electrophoresis - SDS-PAGE, native, agarose, two-dimensional, and
capillary 
* Molecular biology - plasmid preparation, restriction digest analysis,
DNA sequencing, in-vitro transcription/translation,
transformation, immunoblotting, and basic viral techniques 
* General microbiology and basic cell culture; media preparation;
culturing techniques; culture maintenance 
* Chromatography - HPLC: methods development and troubleshooting,
photodiode array detection; TLC; solid-phase extraction (SPE);
paper; affinity 
* Protein isolation/purification; some immunological techniques 
* Radiochemical usage and handling 
* Familiarity with PCR, NMR Spectroscopy, Southern, Western, and
Northern blots, nucleic acid hybridization, fluorescence
microscopy, radioimmunoassay, ELISA 
* Trained in Total Quality Management (TQM) by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
* Computers - Experience with many Macintosh and Windows-based
applications
* Internet molecular biology and protein databases; literature searches 

Relevant Experience:

Teaching Assistant: Department of Biological Sciences, California State
University, Long Beach. 
Taught a general microbiology laboratory course. Part time Coordinated
activities of Graduate Assistants.
1/95 - present. Part time, $580/month

Graduate Assistant: Department of Biological Sciences, California State
University, Long Beach. 
Prepared media, reagents, cells, cultures, viruses, and other materials
for laboratory courses in molecular virology, virology and cell
culture, and general microbiology. 
9/95 - present.  Part time, $420/month

Graduate Student: Department of Biological Sciences, California State
University, Long Beach. Characterized a new vacuolar protein
sorting mutant, vps47. Conducted genetic, biochemical, and morphological
studies and cloned the VPS47 gene. Maintained supplies
and laboratory equipment, and trained and supervised work-study
assistants. Instructed several new graduate and undergraduate
students.
9/94 - present. 

Chemist: USDA-ARS Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry Lab., Pasadena, CA.
Developed modern protocols for the separation and
isolation of carotenoids in citrus fruits. Conducted radiotracer
analyses with citrus fruits and analyzed the radioactive carotenoid
products. Created a sensitive assay for limonin in citrus juice using
SPE and HPLC. Participated in studies on iron reduction and
chitinase activation in citrus leaves. Supervised high school and
work-study students, and maintained equipment. 
9/91 - 9/94.  Full time, $26,169/year

Biochemist: Endocrine Sciences, Calabasas, CA. Performed clinical
steroid radioimmunoassays and assays for glycosylated
hemoglobin. 
5/91 - 8/91.  Full time, $22,800/year

References: Available upon request.



Publications:

L. Geller. Isolation of the vps47 mutant in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and
cloning of the VPS47 gene. M.S. Thesis. California State
University, Long Beach. 1997.

L. Geller, A. Gonzalez, and E. Gharakhanian. Isolation and
characterization of vps47, a novel, temperature-sensitive vacuolar
protein
sorting mutant in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (Manuscript submitted)

S. Jewett, S. Eggling, and L. Geller. Novel method to examine the
formation of unstable 2:1 and 3:1 complexes of catecholmines and
iron (III). 1997. J. Inorganic Biochemistry. 66, 165-173.

Meeting Abstracts:

A. Gonzalez, L. Geller, E. Dumaual, and E. Gharakhanian, Ph.D. 1997.
Cloning of a new gene involved in vacuolar protein sorting -
VPS47. National Minority Research Symposium, New Orleans, LA, October
15-18. (Abstract C24, Unpublished). 

E. Dumaual, L. Geller, A. Gonzalez, and E. Gharakhanian, Ph.D. 1997.
Growth characteristics of the complemented vps47 mutant.
National Minority Research Symposium, New Orleans, LA, October 15-18.
(Abstract C14, Unpublished). 

E. Gharakhanian, A. Buchalter, L. Geller, A. Gonzalez, D. Porter, and J.
Scalas. 1996. Isolation and characterization of a new
vacuolar protein sorting mutant, vps47. Molecular Biology of The Cell.
7: Supplement, 259a. (Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting, Amer.
Soc. Cell Biol., San Francisco, CA, December 7-11. Abstract 1505). 

A. Gonzalez, L. Geller, E. Gharakhanian. 1996. Establishing the
methodology for cloning of a new gene involved in vacuolar protein
sorting - VPS47. Student Research Symposium, College of Natural Sciences
and Mathematics, California State University, Long
Beach, August 28. (Abstract 20, Unpublished).

E. Hayman, L. Geller, H. Yokoyama. 1993. The enhancement of citrus fruit
quality by the use of plant biochemical regulators as
measured by % Brix and limonin content. Citrus Research Conference,
Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry Laboratory, USDA-ARS.
December 9. (Unpublished).

E. Hayman, L. Geller, H. Yokoyama. 1992. Effects of bioregulatory agents
on HMG-CoA reductase in Navel and Valencia oranges.
Citrus Research Conference, Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry Laboratory,
USDA-ARS. December 10. (Unpublished).

Honors and Affiliations: 
* Member, Phi Kappa Phi (Initiated April, 1997) 
* Associate Member, Sigma Xi (Elected May, 1995) 
* Member, Golden Key National Honor Society (Initiated September, 1988) 
* Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (Initiated January, 1989) 
* Dean's List, CSU Northridge (Fall 1986 and Spring 1987)



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