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Nelson - Prof biology - Côte Saint-Luc
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Amanda
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$15/h
1st lesson is free!
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Lessons offered by Nelson
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology
Levels
  • All Levels

Graduate student in biology (Indiana University and Cornell University, US) is passionate about teaching and tutoring high school and college level students

Methodology

I like structured coaching where we start with basic and build up to more complex level. For example, introductory to biology introduces its topics in that manner.
I like to explain concepts to non biology majors, biology majors in both high high school and college level.
I enjoy helping others and offering career advice.

Background

I am a PhD student in Microbiology (University of Montreal and Indiana University) - 2020
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Cornell University, US (2013). I taught at Indiana University for 3 years as an assistant instructor and athlete career tutor. I also work as research assistant where I train undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in doing research.
I also worked in a pharmaceutical company that manufactures drugs as an Quality Control analytical chemist for 2 years.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $12
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $10

Details

The rate depend on the education level.

Lessons offered by Nelson
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
  • Biotechnology
Levels
  • All Levels

Nelson's Resume

EDUCATION
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Fall 2015 – June 2020
PhD in Microbiology, Genetic (minor): Thesis title: Adaptation of bacterial adhesins to different ionic environments

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Fall 2009 – Spring 2013
Bachelor of Science, Major: Biological Science

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Postdoctoral Fellow Oct 2019 – Present
Department of Microbiology, University of Montreal, QC
Performing research in the lab of Dr. Yves V. Brun on the effect of salt on bacterial adhesins
• Established the genetic system in marine bacteria Hirschia baltica and used it to study the effects of ionic strength on holdfast adhesin (1 publication, 2 in preparation)
• Assist in recruiting, interviewing and mentoring new research associates, students and scientists
• Ensure smooth running of the lab – stocking laboratory supplies and scheduling equipment maintenances
• Presenting research finding to lab members and international conferences

Lead Quality Control Analytical Chemist (3rd Shift)
PCI Synthesis, Newburyport, MA Aug 2013 – July 2017
• Provided accurate and timely results for the samples submitted for analysis to support manufacturing and research and development departments. Utilized HPLC, GC, ultraviolet spectroscopy, FT-IR and titrimetry to assess the quality of raw material, in-process, final and stability compounds. Performed equipment validation for Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ). Wrote and validated SOPs for Method Development and R&D group. Reviewed secondary data for analyses conducted by other analysts. Corrective and Preventative Action (CAPA) training initiatives

Teaching Assistant at Indiana University, Bloomington IN Fall 2016 and Fall 2018
• Microbiology lab with Dr. Carl Kulow (2 credit hours, 4 sessions and 20 hours per week)
Lead conventional laboratory exercises, demonstrations and discussions. The goal for the class was to achieve proficiency in the principles and techniques necessary for the manipulation of microorganisms under aseptic conditions. Set exam questions, supervise and grade. Hold office hours for students
• Biological Mechanisms with Dr. Megan Dunn (3 credit hours, and 20 hours per week) Spring 2016
Introductory biology with integrated picture of manner in which organisms at diverse levels of organization meet problems in maintaining and propagating life. Lead group discussions, problem sets and assignments.

Student President.
KenSAP, Boston, MA August 2011 – July 2012
Organized 4 reunions and events in Boston and New York city, oriented new students from Kenya, coordinated with KenSAP benefactors and chaired the student meetings. Drafted and passed the new KenSAP constitution. Dealt with more than 100 international students across US colleges.




Field Application Scientist/ Engineer
KPLC Lighting Company, Nakuru Kenya Dec 2007 – Aug 2009
• Executed technical product presentations to customers, supported pre-sales activity including workshops and traveling to areas that needed new electric connections. Installation of electric transformers and meters. Provided and delivered product training to new trainees on how to install and use electric meters. Provided field technical interface between the sales representatives and the customers.
HONORS and AWARDS
Floyd Microbiology Summer Fellowship, Indiana University Summer 2017
Frank and Rosa Rhodes Scholarship, Cornell University Fall 2009- Spring 2013
Dean’s list, Cornell University Fall 2010

Honors thesis Research in Dr. Rebecca Nelson’s Lab Fall 2009 – Spring 2013
Cornell University
Honor Thesis Research
• Designed an independent research on the role of environment in Aspergillus flavus and aflatoxin accumulation in corn (1 publication).

Publications
• Chepkwony, N. K., Berne, C., & Brun, Y. V. (2019). Comparative analysis of ionic strength tolerance between freshwater and marine Caulobacterales adhesins. Journal of Bacteriology, JB.0(concealed information) doi:10.1128/jb.00061-19
• Chepkwony, N. K. and Brun, Y.V. (2020). Increased level of polysaccharide adhesive deacetylation enhances bacterial binding in high ionic strength environment. In preparation for Molecular Microbiology.
• Mutiga, S.K., Chepkwony, N.K., Hoekenga, O. A., Flint-Garcia, S.A. and Nelson, R.J. (2018). The role of ear environment in post-harvest susceptibility of maize to toxigenic Aspergillus flavus. Plant Breed. 2018;00:1–13.
Presentations
• Indiana University Microbiology Annual Retreat, Nashville IN Sept 2016. Poster title: Properties and composition of Holdfast adhesin.
• Indiana University Microbiology Annual Retreat, Nashville IN Sept 2017. Talk title: Adaptation of Holdfast adhesin in different ionic environments.
• American Society of Microbiology conference on Biofilms, Washington DC, Oct 2018. Poster title: Characterization of the holdfast adhesin of marine bacteria Hirschia baltica.
• University of Montreal Annual graduate research, Montreal QC Canada, Nov 2019. Poster title: Increased level of polysaccharide adhesive deacetylation enhances bacterial binding in high ionic strength environment

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Perfect! Very descriptive, takes the time for you.

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