Resume

Latasha Monique Lorraine Day
Carmichael, CA
LxaMonique@gmail.com

Education:

M.A. Consciousness & Transformative Studies (in progress) – JFK University, Pleasant Hill CA 10/2012 – Present

B.S. Unified Science (Coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Neuroscience, Psychology) – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 09/1998 – 09/2003

Computer Skills

Windows, Mac, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), NCBI BLAST, Journal searches, etc.

RESEARCH SKILLS

Experience working with human subjects, keeping detailed lab notebook, following protocols, ordering & maintaining supplies, troubleshooting problems, performing lab calculations, analyzing & preparing data for publication, monitoring brain waves & vitals, performing & scoring sleep studies, maintaining mammalian cell lines, performing cell based assays, PCR, ELISA, running Western blots, SDS-PAGE & agarose gels, enzyme assays, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, DNA/RNA/Protein/Virus purification, & more

WORK EXPERIENCE:

6/2014 – Present
California Sleep Solutions, Roseville, CA
Sleep Technician – Clinical Sleep Lab
This is an overnight position where I am responsible for patient check in, study explanation, sleep hookup, 10-20 EEG setup, monitoring, split night studies, diagnostic studies and all night CPAP/Bilevel/O2 titration

4/2013 – 6/2014
CA Center for Sleep Disorders, Alameda, CA
Sleep Technician – 4 bed Clinical Sleep Lab
This is an overnight position where I am responsible for patient check in, study explanation, sleep hookup, 10-20 EEG setup, monitoring, split night studies, diagnostic studies and all night CPAP/Bilevel/O2 titrations

10/2010 – 8/2012
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL Sleep Research Technician
Research position where I was responsible for performing sleep hookups, CPAP titrations, & overnight monitoring of subjects in various sleep research studies involving diabetes and sleep apnea

11/2008 – 7/2011
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Research Technician III (Parasitology Lab)
Responsibilities included performing experiments including protein expression/purification, enzyme assays, drug screenings, enzyme kinetics, data analysis,
ordering supplies, record keeping, and lab maintenance.

9/2007 – 4/2008
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Research Specialist A (Center for AIDS Research)
Duties included performing ELISA assays, growing stock viruses, virus treatment, plasmid DNA prep, sequence analysis, organizing & maintaining freezers, documenting virus stocks & cell lines, ordering supplies, updating protocols, & lab maintenance

4/2007 – 8/2007
Centocor Inc., Radnor, PA
Research Associate I
Performed experiments including: Adhesion, Invasion & ELISA assays, Western Blots, Immunoprecipitation, & FACs analysis in order to determine effect of antibody on mammalian cancer cell lines

10/2003 – 3/2007
The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Research Assistant I (Molecular Biology/Virology Lab)
Researching the molecular mechanisms of Epstein-Barr Virus proteins by performing various assays including: ChIP, real time PCR, Western blotting, in vivo acetylation, virus isolation/purification, DNA prep, transfections, mammalian cell culture, and data analysis

5/2000-9/2000
Langsam Stevens & Morris, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Clerk/Messenger (General Practice Law Firm)
Faxing, & mailing correspondence, making bank deposits and keeping records in log book & computer database, opening/closing administrative and case files, answering phones and filing motions at court, maintaining law library and developing a record system for keeping track of client payments

10/1999-11/2004
Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Sales Associate for Museum Gift Shop
Opening/closing shop, operating cash registers, handling customer inquiries, providing information regarding museum memberships and exhibits

6/1994-9/1998
Children in Paradise Bookstore, Chicago, IL
Salesperson in Children’s Bookstore
Opening/closing store, operating cash register, helping customers, making recommendations, organizing books, inventory; receiving/entering merchandise into database, & writing book reviews

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS:

Lafranchi, D.A., Cesar-Rodo, E., Bertrand, B., Huang, H.H., Day, L., Johann, L., Elhabiri, M., Becker, K., Williams, D.L., & Davioud-Charvet, E. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of 1,4-Napthoquinones and Quinoline-5,8-diones as Antimalarial and Schistososomicidal Agents. Org Biomol Chem. 2012Aug21;10(31):6375-6387

Huang, H.H., Day, L., Cass, C.L., Ballou, D.P., Williams, C.H. Jr., Williams, D.L. Investigations of the Catalytic Mechanism of Thioredoxin Glutathione Reductase from Schistosoma mansoni. Biochemistry 2011, 50, 5870–5882

Day, L., Chau, C.M., Nebozhyn, M., Rennekamp, A., Showe, M., & Lieberman, P.M. Chromatin Profiling Of Epstein-Barr Virus Latency Control Region. Journal of Virology 2007 Jun;81(12):6389-401

Wang, P., Day, L. & Lieberman, P.M. Multivalent Sequence Recognition by Epstein-Barr Virus ZTA Requires Cysteine 171 and an Extension of the Canonical B-ZIP Domain. Journal of Virology 2006 Nov;80(22):10942-9

Lu, F., Day L., Gao, S.J. & Lieberman, P.M. Acetylation of the Latency-Associated Nuclear Antigen Regulates Repression of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Lytic Transcription. Journal of Virology. 2006 Jun;80(11):5273-82.

Wang, P., Day, L., Dheekollu, J., & Lieberman, P.M. A Redox Sensitive Cysteine In Zta is Required for Epstein-Barr Virus Lytic Cycle DNA Replication. Journal of Virology 2005 Nov;79(21):13298-309

Lu, F., Day, L., & Lieberman, P.M. Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Virion-Induced Transcription Activation of the ORF50 Immediate-Early Promoter. Journal of Virology Oct;79(20):13180-5



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