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RssAgrobacterium researcher-plant molecular and transformation scientist with 10 years of post-Ph.D. experience in academia and industry combined

I'm a crop scientist with over 10 years of hands on research experience and success in Agrobacterium -plant interaction, crop genetic engineering, plant molecular biology and molecular plant-pathology. 3 years of experience in an industrial agricultural biotechnology setting, working in both internal/external projects and with stakeholders to achieve company-wide goals. Extensive experience in design of robust gene cloning strategies by conventional and gateway methods for plant transformation vector construction. Expertise in plant genetic engineering via Agrobacterium-mediated transformation & biolistics, molecular analysis of transgenic plants, event selection, adventitious DNA testing, zygosity determination with proficiency in analyzing and interpreting research results and technical data. Proven hands on experience in PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, site-directed mutagenesis, DNA, RNA, protein isolation, Southern, northern and western blots, ELISA, protein over-expression and purification, microarray, RNAi and Virus-Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS). Strong knowledge and hands on skills in determining copy number of T-DNA in transgenic plant events by qPCR, Southern blot using right border and left border junction probes. Identification of T-DNA integration sites and FSTs in transgenic plant genomic DNA by TAIL-PCR and genome walking. Excellent bioinformatics skills in primer and probe design, sequence analysis, BLAST searches, online databases (NCBI, SGN, TIGR, TAIR etc.) highly skilled in Vector NTI, DNA MAN. Extensive experience in molecular plant-microbe interactions with focus on devastating bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens on economically important crop plants. Proven track record of participating in various research projects with real-time experience in planning, execution, application of methodologies, documentation and presentation of findings. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work autonomously or collaboratively as part of a team. Ability to multi-task and take on new assignments as necessary in a fast-moving industrial atmosphere. Manage and train team members

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