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Christy Franco | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 19, 2014

Christy Franco

   United States
  |   Houston, TX

Overview

Biomedical engineer with 8 years of combined industry and research experience:
Diverse technical expertise in the areas of fermentation process development, molecular biology techniques, biomaterial design and characterization, mammalian cell and tissue engineering, and advanced microscopy methods.

Industry experience includes management, budgeting, and optimization of product manufacturing, implementation of standard operating procedures and quality standards, design of marketing materials, customer identification and engagement, and...

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Tissue Engineering
Cell Culture
Biomaterials
Tissue Culture
Confocal Microscopy
Biotechnology
ELISA
Fermentation
PCR
Bioengineering

Employment

Twister Biotech, Inc
Director of Research and Development
2011 - Present
As director I set up and manage all aspects of the manufacturing process and product development. Additional responsibilities include: • Managing individual customer orders, multiple delivery...
Rice University
PhD Candidate
2006 - 2011
Advised by Dr. Jennifer West. Investigated strategies to recreate the neural stem cell niche in-vitro using patterned, PEG-based hydrogels. Performed polymer synthesis and conjugation to specific...
InGeneron, Inc.
Research and Development Intern
2009 - 2009
Assessed clinically-available biomaterials as scaffolds for the delivery of adipose-derived stem cells (ADCs). Developed a technique for simultaneous concentration and seeding of ADCs into...
Rice University
Teaching and Laboratory Assistant
2007 - 2008
Directed help sessions for an undergraduate human physiology course and a graduate level gene therapy course. Evaluated student’s final written reports and oral presentations. Instructed an...
Rice University
Summer Undergraduate Researcher
2005 - 2005
Under the direction of Dr. James Tour and the Rice Quantum Institute: Researched and planned a synthetic route for increasing solubility and dispersion of single-walled carbon nanotubes within...
University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate Reseacher
2004 - 2005
Under the direction of Dr. Grant Willson. Worked on the synthesis and characterization of novel bicyclic polyacetals for use as etch resistant, thermally stable films in engineering plastics....

Education

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelors
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Rice University
PhD
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