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Lessons offered by Montserrat
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The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

Biology Student Offering Biology Lessons in Omaha with Research and 3 Years of Experience

Methodology

I like to create a laid back and safe environment for my students where they can feel comfortable to ask any question they might have regarding the topic. I am here to help and guide my students in science.

Background

I am a current college senior Biology Major in Omaha. I have minors in chemistry and environmental sustainability with experience in scientific research. I have 3 years of teaching experience in the sciences. I have led small and one-on-one classes.

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Rate for online lessons : $10/h
Lessons offered by Montserrat
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Biology
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular biology
Levels
  • All Levels

Montserrat 's resume

Montserrat Santos

Profile
Hardworking and dedicated undergraduate Biology major seeking to tutor students so that they can reach their full potential.


Education
Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Sustainability
College of Saint Mary, Omaha Nebraska
• Expected Graduation: May 2021


Work Experience/Tutoring:
September 2018-March 2020
Led Chemistry Workshops for K-5 Teachers at the College of Saint Mary
o Planned safe and educational experiments that met teacher curriculums
o Gave teacher lessons regarding the science behind the experiments
o Carried out the experiments
Spring 2018- Fall 2020
Peer tutoring
o Cell Biology
o General Chemistry
o Biochemistry
o Organic Chemistry

Research Experience
AUGUST 2020-PRESENT

Chemistry Undergraduate Researcher at the College of Saint Mary with Dr. Richard Bleil
• Calculated and Prepared solutions of Iodine
• Looked at decay rate of I2
• Calculated rate of reaction
• Used of UV-Vis Spectrometer

NOVEMBER 2018-March 2020

Undergraduate Researcher at the College of Saint Mary in Dr. Heather Stigge’s Laboratory
• Worked on counting cyst of the nematomorph parasite with an Olympus DP73 microscope
• Developed a research grant proposal for the Southwestern Association of Parasitology
student grant award(awarded April 2019)
• Attended Southwestern Association of Parasitology spring Conference in Oklahoma
• Did scouting of infected sites throughout Omaha metropolitan area for the summer
• Collected infected physa snails and performed dissections
• Infected terrestrial arthropods with cysts of parasites to complete life cycles
• Attended American Society of Parasitologists conference in July in Rochester Minnesota
• Worked with various species of cockroaches
• Presented findings at INBRE scholar conference at the end of summer






SUMMER 2018

Undergraduate Biology Researcher at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Dr. Jixin Dong’s Laboratory
• Paired with graduate student mentor to learn techniques and how to work in the lab setting
• Contributed to project hypothesis: AMPK is regulated in mitosis and that its dysregulation leads to changes in mitotic fidelity, leading to tumorigenesis
• Learned how to cell culture
• Worked with SKBR3, MCF7, U2OS, and HeLa cell lines
• Learned how to use fluorescence confocal microscopy to look at cells with knockouts of AMPK
• Learned how to do live cell imaging to capture the time it took SKBR3 cells to go through mitosis
• Learned how to run western blots, develop, and read
• Learned how to work PCR equipment
• Worked on drug treatment of knock out cells of AMPK
• Worked with Taxol, Compound C, and Metformin drugs
• Attended Monday weekly research talks
• Attended Thursday weekly undergraduate cancer lectures
• Presented findings at INBRE scholar conference at the end of the summer


Community Service

FALL 2019

• Created experiments throughout the semester and taught K-5 teachers’ chemistry workshop
SPRING 2019

• Volunteered at Earth Day Omaha to help spread awareness of global warming and alternative sources of energy
• Tutored students in chemistry
• Worked with a CSM chemistry faculty member to create and teach experiments to K-5 teachers for the Chemistry and Math Science Enrichment workshop
• Volunteered at the Stephen homeless center

FALL 2018

• Cleaned trails through Keep Omaha Beautiful Inc.
• Worked with a CSM chemistry faculty member to create and teach experiments to K-5 teachers for the Chemistry and Math Science Enrichment workshop

Community Service (cont.)
SPRING 2018

• Did park clean ups in the South Omaha area through the organization Keep Omaha Beautiful Inc.
• Planted trees around a low income neighborhood
• Helped worked on Omaha South High Magnet school community garden
• Volunteered to help get more DACA student stories through Heartland Workers Center in South Omaha

OCTOBER 2017

• Translated for Omaha South High Magnet School Parent Teacher Conference



Conference Presentations
AUGUST 2019

• Nematomorph Parasites Occur Within the Omaha Metropolitan Area: The Search for the Arthropod Host Species Continues
o INBRE Scholar Conference

AUGUST 2018

• Function and Regulation of AMPK in Mitosis
o INBRE Scholar Conference

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

• Dean’s List SPRING SEMESTER 2020
• President’s Honor Roll FALL SEMESTER 2019
• Dean’s List FALL SEMESTER 2019
• Southwestern Association of Parasitology student grant award ($250) APRIL 2019
• Admitted into IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence Program MARCH 2018




Student Organizations
• Green Team-environmental student organization
o Vice-President 2019 to PRESENT
o President 2017 to 2019
• Latinas Empowering Others 2017 to PRESENT
• Math and Science Club 2017 to PRESENT

Professional Memberships

MAY 2019-PRESENT
• Sigma Phi Sigma- A Mercy Honor Society

• Sr. Mary Constance Walsh Society SEPTEMBER 2020

OCTOBER 2017-PRESENT
• American Chemical Society, National Chapter
• American Chemical Society, Omaha Chapter


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Stauffer, S., Zeng, Y., Santos, M., Zhou, J., Chen, Y., & Dong, J. (2019). Cyclin-Dependent Kinase1-Mediated AMPK Phosphorylation Regulates Chromosome Alignment and Mitotic Progression. Journal of Cell Science, 132: jcs236000, doi: 10.1242/jcs.236000

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