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SUSAN C. ARDIZZONI ______________________________________________________________________ Human Resources; I have a Ph.D. in Biology with a major in Neuroscience(medical) and minors in Biochemistry, Physics, and Mathematics with experience in basic and clinical research as well as teaching at the college level. Have developed expertise in writing grants, developing experimental protocols, publishing in scientific journals, presenting seminars, and supervising/training faculty/staff/students. Physics has given me great insight to concepts of problem solving. Able to keep up with new information and to handle tight deadlines, administrative duties, planning, and fiscal aspect. When working with novel research from a single lab, one has to perform all aspects of the business. There is very little division of labor. You must be completely self reliant as research is highly competitive. Do your work well and publish first. I am self motivated/directed and interested in making a career change into marketing/sales. I feel this would make better use of my educational background and skills. Teaching has gone as far as it can go. At this point I need different challenges, environment, and greater salary. I am presenting for your review my skills, achievements, and talents to support my capability to apply myself to the area of marketing/sales. As a Ph.D. in biology with medical background, I am as knowledgeable as my clients would be. Having worked with neurologists, neurobiologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, I have the same background and understand the personalities involved and find it easy to communicate with this community. Results achieved to date includes: · Clinical Conference/diagnoses and prognoses on neurological patients – received excellent evaluations. · Brain transplant research/behavioral testing completed successfully. Made major contributions to scientific community. · Development of novel experimental approaches/assays proved to work and supported by NIH and currently in use. · Expertise with project development/management/planning. · Immediate funding on grant proposals. · Presenting seminars – well practiced from teaching/know material well/constantly updating. · Expertise with problem solving – very important for sales/marketing to solve client’s problems. Experienced in dealing with objections. When one is well informed, objections can usually be removed. · Teaching has taught me tolerance/patience in working with differences in male/female communication, age, experience/education, cultural backgrounds, and beliefs. I will work hard to achieve required goals and feel I can contribute to your company’s future success. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Susan C. Ardizzoni SUSAN C. ARDIZZONI EDUCATION Ph.D. Biology University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 1992 Med Neuroscience Marine Biomedical Inst., Galveston, TX 1983-1984 B.S. Marine Biology University of West Florida, Tampa, FL 1982 CAREER SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE · Research Medical neuroscience · Grants Medical histology · Budgeting Medical physiology · Planning Medical photography · Presentations Medical Anatomy · Curriculum development Electrophysiology · Clinical conference Behavioral testing · Faculty evaluations Brain transplants/lesions · Staff training/supervision RNA isolation/translation · Teaching Cell culture · Medline/Pubmed searches Electron microscopy · Bioquant/Harvard graphics Immunocytochemistry · Basic/Pascal Animal surgeries · Sigma plot/Word/Excel Calculus/statistics · Problem solving CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS As a neuroscience researcher kept well informed on scientific literature. Developed novel experimental approaches to resolve unanswered questions in the brain transplant community. Wrote proposals to the Animal Rights Committee for approval on working on animals, A necessary step when applying for grants. All were accepted. Wrote grants to provide monies to support research. All immediately funded. Handled all aspects of project management: administrative/scheduling/training. In spite of equipment failures and contaminated chemicals, experiments were completed properly and on time. Collected data/statistical analysis. Problem solving: overcame weak chemical procedures the neuroscience community had for over 15 years and because of this was able to correct false observations and long standing erroneous data in the scientific literature. Developed new brain transplant techniques, proven to work and supported by NIH to date. I received money to present seminars. All were well received and on two occasions received standing ovations. As an educator, taught 1,000’s of college students (lectures/labs) in microbiology, anatomy and physiology, marine biology, biology, advanced biology, nutrition and drugs, alegebra, communications, and physics. Successful with motivating student’s to learn and correct behavioral issues. Presented simple novel approaches to brain structure, memory, and learning which gave insight to common problems and how to correct which increased test scores and GPA’s. Presented workshops to faculty on “How to deal with students of the so called New Generation” on common learning and behavioral problems and how to cope. Awarded “Excellence in Teaching” for 2008. CAREER EXPERIENCE Pearson Learning Solutions (April 2008 to present) Freelancer – Subject Matter Expert – Curriculum writer For ITT --- General Education GE257 Microbiology (Tortora) Develop equipment list/supplies(new lab setup)experiment instructions for microbiology Write lecture syllabus, course outline, instructors guide, assessments (quizzes/assignments, projects, final exams, etc.) Instructor (June 2008 to present) Sanford Brown Institute Biology, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Math Physics, Communication Teacher (Fall 2006 to present) Keiser University Tampa, Orlando, St. Pete, and Lakeland campuses Biology lectures and labs Advanced biology lectures and labs Radiography lectures and labs Marine Biology Intermediate Algebra Full Time Temporary Teacher (Fall 2005 to Summer 2006) HCC, Plant City Anatomy and Physiology lectures and labs Microbiology lectures and labs Full Time Temporary Teacher (Summer 2005) HCC, Dale Mabry Anatomy and Physiology lectures Microbiology lectures and labs Full Time Temporary Teacher (Spring 2005) HCC, Dale Mabry Anatomy and Physiology lectures Microbiology lectures and labs Nutrition and Drugs Labs Teacher(Fall 2004) HCC, Plant City Microbiology lectures and Labs Nutrition and Drugs Labs Teacher (2004) Distance Learning Systems Microbiology Lectures Measurement Incorporated 3627-B West Waters Avenue Tampa, FL 33614 Scorer for Standarized Testing High School thru College(Essays, Math, Physics) Summer 2004 Work at Home Tutoring and volunteer work in math, physics, biology, reading and writing 1993-2003 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Dissertation 1989-1992 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Research assistant 1987-1991 Edison Community College/University of South Florida, Ft. Myers, FL Math Teacher 1984-1985 Marine Biomedical Institute, Galveston, TX Summer Fellowship Program 1981 Pensacola Navy Base Eye Research Institute, Pensacola, FL Volunteer research assistant 1980-1981 University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL Research assistant 1980-1983 Awards: University of South Florida Department of Anatomy and Department of Biology Grants 1989- 1992 Sigma Delta Epsilon Fellowship Award 1988-1989 Short term University of Virginia Fellowship Award 1989 Travel award, Presentation (poster session) Toronto, Ont 1987 Travel award, Presentation Washington D.C, 1986 Summer Fellowship Award, Marine Biomedical Institute 1981 Biology grant/scholarship, 1981 Major Fields Of Research Interest: Physical Basis of Memory and Learning (structure and function) Repair and Regeneration Neurodevelopment Supplemental Course work To Support Interests: Theoretical Physics (Optics, 3 courses in Electricity and Magnetism, Quantum Mechanics, and Relativity) Physical Chemistry(Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, and Kinetics) Mathematics(Calculus, Vector and Tensor Calculus, Analysis, and Topologies) Publications: Ardizzoni, S.C.(1993). Effects of Ibotenate on the number and size of cholinergic neurons in rats with unilateral lesions of the nucleus basalis versus brains with lesions and neocortical transplants. UMI Dissertations, Ann Arbor, MI. Kott, J.N., Westrum, L.E., Ardizzoni,S.C., and Arendash,G.W.(1991). Ultrastructure Location of Gold Particles Within Neural Grafts Labeled with Gold-filled Sendai Viral Envelopes. Journal of Electron Microscopy Technique 18:197-202 Ardizzoni, S.C., Michaels, A., Arendash, G.W. (1988). Sendai Virus Envelopes: A New Tool for Labelling Neural Cells Prior to Intracerebral Transplantation. Science 239: 635-637 Hamilton, P.V., Ardizzoni, S.C., and Penn, J.S. (1983). Eye Structure and optics in the intertidal snail, Littorina irrorata. Journal Comparative Physiology 152: 435-445 Abstracts: Arendash, G.W., Mouton, P.R., Ardizzoni, S.C., Strong, P.N. Transplantation of nucleus basalis cell suspensions in an animal model for Alzheimer’s disease. Schmitt Neurological Sciences Symposium, June 30, 1987. Rochester, New York. Ardizzoni, S.C., Arendash, G.W. The use of colloidal gold-labelled cell suspensions as a marker for intracerebral transplantation. Society for Neuroscience May 1986, Abstract 25a. Presentations: 1981 Seminar on Observations on the ultrastructure of the eye of the Prosobranch Mollusk Littorina irrorata. University of West Florida Biology Department 1987 One week poster session on Colloidal Gold Labeled Neurons. Neuroscience Symposium, Toronto, Can. 1988 Trained visiting professors on generating neuronal cell suspensions and colloidal gold labeling of neurons. 1989 Seminar on Electron Microscopy and Light Microscopy of Colloidal Gold Labeled Neurons, University of Virginia Biology Department. 1989 Demonstration of labeling technique to University of Virginia Biology Department (1 week). Presented a seminar on the Ultrastructural Localization of Gold Particles With Neural Grafts Labeled With Gold-Filled Sendai Viral Envelopes. Memberships/Affiliations: President of the University of West Florida Scuba Club 1981-1982 Scholastic Aptitude Test Committee Member 1984-1985 Consulting reviewer for Molecular Cell Journal 1987-1988 Neuroscience Chapter Member 1987-1988 American Association for the Advancement of Science member (AAAS) - current Previous Research: Dr. Paul Hamilton at the University of West Florida Capt. Monaco at the Pensacola Navy Base Eye Research Institute Summer Fellowship at Marine Biomedical Institute with Dr. James Blankenship and Dr. Harold Pinsker. Immunocytochemistry and electrophysiology and retrograde tracing. Dr. Alan Michaels and Molecular Biology Techniques. Rna isolation and Dot blots. Dissertation at the University of South Florida. Cell Suspension Transplants and Lesions of the Nbm(Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis) and immunoctyochemistry . Microscopy evaulation (digital imaging systems and statisical analysis).
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