User:Alice K. Finton

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Loyola Marymount University

1. Alice K. Finton

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3. afinton at lion dot lmu dot edu


Loyola Marymount University- Los Angeles, CA


B.S. Biology

Graduation Year

Spring 2020

Upper Division Biology Courses

  • General Microbiology (with lab)
  • Molecular Biology of the Genome (with lab)
  • Plant Interactions
  • Principles of Evolution
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology (with lab)
  • Urban Ecology (with lab)

Career Interest and Goals

Future Career

  • After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, I plan to gain more experience in veterinary medicine and eventually attend a school of veterinary medicine.

Work Experience

Biology Laboratory Technician

  • Loyola Marymount University- Los Angeles, CA
  • Years: Aug. 2017 - May 2019
  • Responsibilities
    • Assisted laboratory technician in providing the necessary supplies for undergraduate biology labs.
    • Prepared and put away reagents, equipment, supplies, or specimens for laboratory courses.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of microbiology techniques, procedures and equipment use.
    • Assisted with the preparation of microbiological media and maintenance of bacterial cultures.

Physiology Laboratory Teaching Assistant

  • Loyola Marymount University- Los Angeles, CA
  • Years: Aug. 2018 - Dec. 2018
  • Responsibilities
    • Worked directly with the laboratory professor to set up and run through experiments to ensure the clarity and efficiency of the protocol and supplies.
    • Prepared reagents and set up the machinery used in the lab.
    • Held office hours for students to study under supervision.

Research Assistant

  • Loyola Marymount University- Los Angeles, CA
  • Years: May 2019 -
  • Responsibilities
    • Worked in the Dahlquist lab running data analysis on cold shock experiment with budding yeast and GRNmap modeling software.
    • Modeling the Dynamics of a Family of Small Gene Regulatory Networks in which Single Edges Have Been Deleted Indicates Regulation by Hmo1, Msn2, and Cin5 Are Important for Controlling the Cold Shock Response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    • Alice Finton Online Lab Notebook

Microbiology Lab Prep Teaching Assistant

  • Loyola Marymount University- Los Angeles, CA
  • Years: Jul. 2019 -
  • Responsibilities:
    • Work directly with Microbiology lab professors to prepare the undergraduate labs.
    • Prepare reagents and media for use in the General Microbiology and Medical Microbiology undergraduate biology courses.
    • Use research techniques to find media recipes and adapt protocol to make the necessary stocks and media for the labs.
    • Solve and fix issues with lab equipment.

Bioinformatics Lab Teaching Assistant

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Personal Information

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  1. Listening to music and learning about the technical aspect of making music
  2. Gardening
  3. Learning about and implementing sustainable practices at home

Favorite Aspect of Biology

  • Learning about the biological processes that occur within and around me both broadens what there is to know and also helps make sense of the complex world.

Favorite Aspect of Mathematics

  • Seemingly random processes can be understood through equations and theories, which can be used as predictors for the processes that occur around us.

Relevant Links

Dahlquist Lab

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