Curriculum Vitae

Garret Boone

Email: gboone@mail.csuchico.edu

 

EDUCATION:

California State University, Chico

Master of Science in Biology (In progress) May 2009-present

Advisor: Dr. Andrea K. White

 

California State University, Chico

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Microbiology, May 2009

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

 

California State University, Chico, CA, fall 2006-present with Dr. A. White

  • Transformation by way of a Tn5 transposon to create hypophosphite negative mutant phenotypes in Pseudomonas putida.
  • Transformation by electroporation into E. coliDH5µλpir and screening to isolate transformants.

Awards:

  • Dean’s List Fall 2003-Spring 2004, Fall 2006, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
  • Outstanding New Microbiology Student Spring 2006

 

Grants:

  • Research and Creativity Grant Summer Stipend Spring 2009 (Received from CSU Chico) $2,000

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Lab Assistant, Biological Department, California State University, Chico, CA, 9/08 to present

  • Experience preparing pure culture for department labs.
  • Experience preparing microbiological media.
  • Proper handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

 

Current/Future Research Goals:

  • Continued work to further characterize the pathway used in Pseudomonas putida to oxidize reduced phosphorus compounds in the environment.
  • Explore possible dominant-negative effect caused by second metabolic pathway for reduced phosphorus compounds shown in mutant Pseudomonas putida strains.

 

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