I am a current PhD second year student at the department biomolecular science and biotechnology at UNSW. My professional experience are encompassing: 15 years in clinical microbiology, 4 years in plant pathology and agronomy, 5 years in environmental sciences; I performed research experiments; earned laboratory skills in most aspects of the isolation and identification of microorganisms from human, plant, and environmental samples. I have potential for a position that utilizes technical skills and knowledge in microbiology, plant pathology, biological /clinical /environmental testing and analysis, new product research and development, quality control, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. Most of all, I have seven years of teaching experience as a biology instructor at university and college.
NSW - Research
July 2012 - May 2013
Assisted research professor of mycology and worked on Research Projects.
South Western Sydney Institute
July 2009 - December 2009
o Organized three laboratories of microbiology, microscopy, and analytical chemistry
Dermbiz - Bankstown, NSW
June 2009 - July 2009
o Prepared histological slides with microtome and staining tissues following Mohs micrographic surgery
Biology Dept., Tehran, Iran - Instructor
January 2008 - January 2009
o Taught general microbiology and biological literature courses
Carolina Memorial Hospital, Microbiology Dept
June 2007 - September 2007
Special Microbiology: Organ donor tests:
o Auszyme (HbsAg, HSAG, HSAGE),
o Corzyme (HBVCore Total IgG & IgM, HBCT),
o HCV (HCVAb, HEPCE, HEPC),
o CMV total, HIVAB (HIV-1/HIV-2 (rDNA)),
o HTLV-I/HIV-II, HCV;
Harris Medical Laboratory
January 2005 - January 2006
o Receiving and set up; Blood, urine, and stool culture,
o ETI-MAX 3000 instrument for HIV and HBSAG,
o Serology: Rapid HIV-1Ab; Cryptococcus Latex Agglutination, Macro-view RPR card,
o Detection of Streptococcus antigens: group A in pharyngeal swab, group B in vaginal swab;
o Parasitology: Fecal stains, VagPath for T. vaginalis, G. vaginalis, and C. albicans; C. difficile; O and P.
o Modified Acid-Fast stain for Cryptosporidium, Immunoassay detection methods.
o Mycobacteria: AFB staining and culture: ESP Manometric and BACTEC 460 TB Systems, fluorescent microscope;
o Gram stain and bacterial identification at urine, stool, throat, genital benches;
o Fungal culture and fungal identification; occult blood; special staining such as: India ink, Sudan fat, KOH prep; C. difficile, Rotavirus, and Giardia by EIA method. VITECH for sensitivity.
Laboratory Corporation of America
June 1999 - February 2005
o Performed culture set up; bacterial meningitis latex, RSV antigen, Flue A&B, Streptococcal antigen, Cryptoccal antigen;
ERMI Environmental Laboratories
January 1998 - January 1999
o Worked on organic extraction, condensation, and analysis of environmental solid and liquid samples such as pesticides, herbicides, PCB, volatile and semi-volatile hydrocarbons, TPH, complete TCLP, ZHE, Oil and Greases;
o Experienced in multiple experiments in wet chemistry;
o Participated in minimal detection limit, quality control studies, and instrumental calibration.
Oklahoma State University, Agronomy Dept
August 1995 - August 1996
o Assisted research professor of the Pasture, Range, and Turf grass Breeding and Genetic Research Project.
o Controlled crosses of switch grasses by hand-emasculation and hand-pollination techniques.
o Conducted routine methods including micro-sectioning, staining, and chromosome counting;
o Collected data and worked in germination of seeds, transplantation of seedlings, fertilization, pest control, harvesting,
o Prepared samples for flow cytometry techniques.
Plant Pathology Dept
August 1988 - August 1994
o Conducted extensive research in plant pathology focusing on biological control phenomenon.
o Organized the maintenance of fungal and bacterial culture collection and herbarium.
o Supervised and trained undergraduate and graduate students on methods in plant pathology.
o Performed instrument analysis such as gas and ion chromatography, and atomic absorption spectrometry.
Qualifications & Certifications
Art Institute of Dallas
Oklahoma State University
Biology / Microbiology
Eastern New Mexico University
Arak College of Sciences