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Brandon D. Turner570 Tuscarora Park RoadBarnesville, PA 18214(570) 778 – 6923bt237544@muhlenberg.edubrandon-turner@hotmail...
   Student Government, Treasurer      Gifted Seminar; Individualized Education      Honor Card Review Committee      V...
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CV, 2012

  1. 1. Brandon D. Turner570 Tuscarora Park RoadBarnesville, PA 18214(570) 778 – 6923bt237544@muhlenberg.edubrandon-turner@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.
  2. 2.  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