SEAN FITZGERALD (978) 305-4440
Boston, Massachusetts

– Graduated from Union College with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry
– Extensive lab experience/familiarity with a variety of instruments and techniques
– Comfort and confidence in the laboratory environment
– Completed multiple long term undergraduate research projects
– Strong background in a broad range of scientific methods and buffer preparation
– GMP and LIMS experience

BS; Biochemistry; Union College, Schenectady, New York; 2011

Proficient: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, PAGE, Gel Filtration Chromatography, Ion Exchange Chromatography, GC, HPLC, TLC, PCR, Southern Blot, Western Blot, Northern Blot, in vivo/ in vitro staining, ELISA, DNA Microarray, NMR, UV-Vis, FTIR, Ion Selective Electrode, Ligand Binding Assays, Chemical-Based Transfection

Excel In Lab: Designing and managing experiments, effective use of time and project management, attention to detail, ability to change direction as required, and high initiative

Work Experience Relating to Biochemistry:

UNION COLLEGE; Biochemist 2009 & 2010
– Continuation of previous research/ QC Analysis
– GMP experience

UNION COLLEGE; Senior Thesis in Biochemistry 2010 – 2011
Project Title: Application of Quantum Dot Molecular Beacons for Real-Time PCR Analysis
– Continuation of Summer Research (2010)
– Research presented at the 2011 Union College Steinmetz Research Symposium

UNION COLLEGE; Summer Research Program 2010
Project Title: Application of Quantum Dot Molecular Beacons for Real-Time PCR Analysis

UNION COLLEGE; Honors Independent Research Study Winter – 2010
Project Title: Color Polymorphism in Plethodon cinereus: A Study of melanocortin-1-receptor, MC-1-R
– Research presented at the 2010 Union College Steinmetz Research Symposium

HORIZON TECHNOLOGY, Salem, New Hampshire 2008
Summer Intern
– Worked alongside the lead chemist
o Observing and aiding in quality control experiments
o Creating and running solutions for analysis

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Other Work Experience:

Herb Chambers, Danvers, Massachusetts 2015
Sales and Leasing Consultant

RACK ROOM SHOES, Danvers, Massachusetts 2014
Sales, Retail


NAPA AUTO PARTS, Brighton, Massachusetts 2012
Driver, Stocking, Retail

OPEN CORRIDOR SCHOOLS, Worcester, Massachusetts 2011
Part Time Technical Assistant
– Manage database, prepare class lists, prepare course info for fliers
– Set up camera ready copy
– Maintain files on student registrations
– Handle any computer related work

Tennis Instructor
– Taught lessons and managed activities

Union College
– Presidential Scholars Program (Monetary Scholarship)
– Converging Technologies (CT) Scholars Program (Monetary Scholarship)
o Renamed the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholars Program
o 10 students selected per class year with majors in STEM related fields – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
o Directly involved with experts from GE who provided tutorials on specific topics related to environmental issues and global sustainability
o Requirements involved the organization of on-campus activities
 Academic speakers and panel discussions
o Community outreach
 Presentations at local high schools promoting STEM fields

Chemistry Club
Biology Club
Cofounder of the Union College Robotics Club
Union College Jazz Ensemble – Guitar
Intramural Tennis and Basketball


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