Brianna Evans


About Me

My interests range from medicine to Japan.
Education
    University of Pennsylvania
    August, 2012 - May, 2016
    degree
    Bachelor's
    majors
    Japanese Studies
    Pre-Medicine
    minor
    Chemistry
    coursework
    Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Statistics
    Calculus
    Organic Chemistry
    Sociology
    Psychology
    Physiology
    English
    Japanese
Work Experience
    The Wistar Institute
    Reserach Assitant
    February, 2014 - present
    company
    The Wistar Institute
    title
    Reserach Assitant
    overview
    • Mentor and train incoming assistants in various techniques • Research Assistant for Dr. Meenhard Herlyn’s Lab • Examined how the MSX1 transcription factor induces stem-like, invasive, metastatic characteristics in melanoma • Perform basic biochemical and molecular biological assays including cDNA synthesis and qRT-PCR, PCR amplify and purify inserts from genomic DNA and plasmids, cloning using Gateway Technology, bacterial transformation, screening recombinant clones with miniprep and restriction enzyme digestions, large scale DNA extraction, DNA concentration determination, protein isolation from human cells, protein concentration determination, Western blot, Southern blot, RNA isolation using Trizol, RNA concentration determination • Create buffers and reagents, maintained detailed lab notebook, comfortable with handling mice • Regularly present scientific progress in lab meetings
    The Tutoring Center
    Tutor
    October, 2013 - present
    Multi-media Services
    Help Desk
    August, 2012 - February, 2014
    Sparkling Pool Services, Inc.
    Yard Worker
    May, 2012 - August, 2013
Fun Fact
I am very interested in martial arts.
Skills
Languages
EnglishJapanese
Technical skills
matlabr
Skills
dr. javaexcelMicrosoft PowerPointword
Leadership
    American Women Medical Association
    CHOP
    New Spirit of Penn (NSP) Gospel Choir
    Penn Women’s Biomedical Society (PWBS)
Hobbies
Martial Arts
Reading
Tennis