SUMMARY I have a remarkably varied carrier history from management to research scientist. Through all of this employment endeavors I have honed my communication tools, and my writing skills. In that time I have become highly adept at creating new written works and polishing existing works. Writing is a true love of mine and it is my ultimate goal to make it my full-time career and continue to cultivate it as a passion.
Freelance editor 05/11-Present
Reviewed and revised over 15 manuscripts, grants and book chapters for private clients
Scientific and Language Editor, Accdon LLC 12/11-04/14
Reviewed and revised over 30 manuscripts in preparation for publication for scientific content and language.
Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Michigan State University 05/12-09/12
Oversaw protein over-expression project in mammalian cell system.
Trained 3 graduate and undergraduate students experimentation methods
Supervised 2 undergraduate student term research projects
Post-doctoral Research Assistant, Michigan State University 01/11-03/12
Oversaw protein network interaction project in a mouse cell line model
Instrumental in moving the project into a knock out mouse system
Performed in vivo analysis of protein interactions in a mouse model
Implemented bioinformatics analysis of mouse genome utilizing Scaffold software
Trained 8 graduate and undergraduate students in experimental procedures
Supervised 4 undergraduate research projects
Responsible for management and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Collaborated in database beta testing
Graduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University 05/05-12/10
Mastered multiple experimentation methods
Performed bioinformatics data analysis using Mascot and Scaffold software
Collaborated in the design of the Protein Interaction Network Analysis Tool and Archive (PINATA) database
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Michigan State University 11/03-05/05
Researched protein structures using x-ray crystallography
Performed X-ray diffraction experiments at Argonne National Laboratory
Adjunct Professor, Jackson College 05/12-Present
Instruct Introductory Biology (BS110) lecture and laboratory section (25 students/section/semester)
Write all lecture presentations and student assessments
Collaborate on curriculum evaluations and redesigns
Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University 05/13-08/13
Instructed Introductory Biochemistry (BMB200) (45 students)
Write student assessments and lecutres
Utilize Desire to Learn Learning Platform
Employ interactive learning tools
Capitol Asset Manager, Michigan State University 01/11-Present
Maintain physical inventory database of departmental capitol assets
Perform physical inventories
Oversee depreciation and retirement of outdated capitol assets
D. M. Tappenden, H. J. Hwang, L. Yang, R. S. Thomas, J. J. LaPres, The Aryl-hydrocarbon Receptor Protein Interaction Network (AHR-PIN) as Identified by Tandem Affinity Purification (TAP) and Mass Spectrometry, (accepted) Journal of Toxicology
D. M. Tappenden, and John J. LaPres, Is the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Another Moonlighting Protein? (2012) Current Topics in Toxicology.
D. M. Tappenden, S.G. Lynn, R. Crawford, K. Lee, L. Yang, A. Vengellur, N.E. Kaminski, R.S. Thomas, and John J. LaPres, The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacts with ATP5a1, a Subunit of the ATP Synthase Complex, and Modulates Mitochondrial Function. (2011) Toxicol Appl Pharmacol
Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 05/05-12/10 Dual PhD: Biochemistry, and Environmental Toxicology
Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 08/02-05/05
B.S. Zoology (Genetics and Cell & Developmental Biology concentrations)
Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI 01/00-05/02
Associates of Arts and Associates of Science
AWARDS & HONORS
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, from Center for Integrative Toxicology (CIT), 2007-2010.
Non-traditional Scholarship Award
Chemistry Department, Michigan State University, 2003
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE
President Parent/Band Association, Eastern High School, Lansing, MI, 2011-Present
Co-Chairperson, Post-Doctoral Association, Michigan State University, 2012-2013
Co-Chairperson Graduate Student Council, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Michigan State University, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
Bioinformatics: Participated in design and testing of protein interaction database.
Molecular Biology: Performed cloning, gene mutagenesis, RNA knockdowns, protein purification and protein expression using bacterial and mammalian systems.
Cell Culture: Experience growing and maintaining numerous bacterial and mammalian cell lines. Created mammalian cell lines for protein over expression and/or protein knockdown.
Software: Adobe Acrobat, EndNote, Microsoft Office Suite, Scaffold, Mascot
Public Speaking: Eleven presentations to audiences ranging from 25-750.
Presentation: Multimedia proficient, information presentation to multiple demographics.