Dr. Mina Rasouli
Supervisor: Dr. Tami Martino

Program: Postdoc, Dept of Biomedical Sciences (Jun 2018 - May 2021).

Research Associate, Dept of Biomedical Sciences (Jun 2021 - Jan 2022)

-Involved in design and conducting the scientific projects ongoing in the lab.

- Performed in-vitro experiment using primary cardiomyocyte, drug therapy, cell viability assay, gene expression.

- Performed molecular experiments including qPCR, western blotting, flow cytometry, ELISA, histology, immunoblotting.

- Performed in-vivo experiment including drug injection and gavage in a mouse model.

- Maintained three special colonies of mice in the lab including a health check, breeding, weaning pups, and genotyping.

- Prepared weekly reports based on the collected data.

- Lab managing and training and mentorship of juniors.

- Assisted to write scientific papers and presenting at national and international conferences.

- Assisted to write grant applications and budgets.

- Supervised undergraduate, MSc. and Ph.D. students to do their projects and taught them necessary lab techniques.

Academic Background: Ph.D. in Molecular biotechnology

Research Interests: Molecular biology of heart disease and circadian rhythm.

Technical Skills:

- Molecular biotechnology methods: PCR, DNA manipulation, cloning, gene expression, gene knockouts, siRNA inhibition, protein analysis, qPCR, Western blotting, immunostaining, flow cytometer.

- Cell biology: culturing and maintenance of cell lines, design and development of stable cell lines, gene and protein expression studies in cells, cell viability assay.

- Microscopy: light microscope, confocal fluorescence microscope, electron microscopy (TEM), time-lapse imaging.

- Common Microbiology methods: culture and analysis of bacteria.

- In-vivo study and animal handling (mouse): Performed intravenous, intraperitoneal, and subcutaneous injections, blood sampling, gavage.

- Manage colony of mice: health check, breading, weaning pups, genotyping.

- Computing Skills: common software such as excel, prism, primer design software, blast analysis, large data analysing for microarray data using Genespring software, 16S rRNA gene sequencing analysis using Mothur and R programming.

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