A Research Scientist Position At The New York Structural Biology Center

807 Words Jan 16th, 2015 4 Pages
I am writing to apply for a Research Scientist position at the New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC). I am currently a Research Associate at the City College of New York. I obtained my Ph.D. in Chemistry (specializing in Molecular Biophysics) at the City University of New York (CUNY) in September of 2009. My dissertation research involved structural studies of biopolymers using computer simulations, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, and solid-state NMR. This work, at the interface of biophysical chemistry with nanotechnology and spectroscopy, was targeted towards prospective biomedical applications such as DNA-based sensors, self-assembled nanomaterials and scaffolds, and therapeutics against microbial virulence.
My multidisciplinary research training in the areas of biophysical chemistry and biomaterials science has involved projects in three different laboratories at CUNY. My thesis research that began in former Professor Bonnie Gersten’s materials science laboratory at Queens College of CUNY had two emphases: computational modeling and design of DNA-based sensors; experimental studies of self-assembly for lipid-conjugated metal nanoparticles and nanoparticle-biomolecule interactions. This research training also introduced me to the applications of electron microscopy and computer simulation techniques in the areas of bio-based organic-inorganic materials. After Professor Gerstein’s departure from academia midway through my doctoral training, I…

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