Brandon D. Turner570 Tuscarora Park RoadBarnesville, PA 18214(570) 778 – firstname.lastname@example.org@hotmail.comEducation September 2009 – May 2012 Muhlenberg College, PA B.S. in Biochemistry, May 2012. Cum laude Major course highlights: Genetics, Honors Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, General Physics, Advanced Biochemistry Muhlenberg Scholar o Scholar’s courses – Philosophy of Religion, Honors Organic Chemistry, Learning and Behavior, Senior Scholar’s Seminar – Neuroethics Varsity Football 2009 - 2011, Full Commitment August 2012 – 2017 Vanderbilt University, TN Enrolled in Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Planned focus in Neuroscience; Lab and research topic to be determined. Independent Research Neuroscience Department, Muhlenberg College, PA Summer 2011 – May 2012 Dr. Jeremy A. Teissere, Ph.D. – Instructor Examine binding pockets for benzodiazepines and other neurosteroids in the γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) Type A Receptors in the brain o Employ standard molecular biology techniques to amplify and manipulate both wild type and mutant DNA and RNA Create chimeras and point mutations within the expected binding region to assess potentiation of receptor currents from ligand binding o Perform patch clamping of frog oocytes to examine changes in current through the receptor September 2003 – June 2008. Tamaqua Area High School Graduated 4th out of 164Awards and Honors Muhlenberg College Muhlenberg Scholar Athletic Award, Football (2009 – Presidential Merit Scholarship 2011) Sally Dubbs Scholarship Bachman Scholarship H. Warren Dimmig Scholarship Dr. Richard D. Williams Scholarship Eastern Star Educational Scholarship Burdette Scholarship (2011) Tamaqua Area High School National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, English National Honors Society Science Award (Gold), English Award (Silver), Spanish Award (Bronze) as presented by school faculty.
Student Government, Treasurer Gifted Seminar; Individualized Education Honor Card Review Committee Varsity Letters in Football and Wrestling; Football team Captain. Scholar Athlete.Occupational History Quality Inspection and Packing 5/2010 – 8/2010 Highwood USA Tamaqua, PA Maintain product quality and integrity through hands on analysis and through use of diagnostic equipment to insure customer satisfaction. Packaging of various products for shipment through cooperative labor with other coworkers for efficient transitions of the finished product between departments. Peer Tutoring 9/2009 – May 2012 Muhlenberg College Academic Resource Center, Allentown, PA Assist Students in understanding course material Exam preparation o Currently tutoring in General Chemistry I & II o Nominated to instruct Calculus II and Principles of Biology I, II & III Landscaping 5/2009 – 8/2009, 5/2011 – Current Dave’s Lawn Care, Barnesville PA || White Birch Golf Course, Barnesville PA Consult with customers and place estimates on maintenance costs and special services; Help construct scheduling of work and perform basic maintenance services. Work with others to provide quality service to customers.Skills and Interests Computers Skilled in the use of PC based software o Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel o Introductory C++ and Visual Basic Programming Intermediate computer hardware maintenance and upgrades Language Intermediate comprehension of Spanish. o 5 years; AP Level Study, 1 Year Intermediate Level Collegiate study. Clubs/Recreation Receptors & Channels Journal Club o Discuss primary literature articles related to recent developments in neuroscience, primarily focused on the GABAA receptor. Intramural Football and Softball. Assist with summer football training at Tamaqua Area High School Muhlenberg Football “Lift-a-thon” for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Benefit, 2009