Anderson Lab at The Ohio State University


Alana M. Cheplowitz, BS
Research Scientist

189 Vine Street
Pataskala, OH 43062
Tel: 614-557-3040(cell)
E-mail:alana.cheplowitz@gmail.com

EDUCATION

May 2014 Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Bachelor of Science; GPA: 3.5/4.0
Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Chemistry
Graduated with Distinction Research

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Jan 2012 - May 2014 Otterbein University Department of Biology and Earth Sciences
Undergraduate Researcher; Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Bennett
Identification of Chaplins as targets of cyclic di-GMP signaling in Streptomyces coelicolor
  • Explored the chaplin proteins as targets of c-di-GMP signaling in Streptomyces coelicolor
  • Plated and harvested cells from different strains
  • Extracted the RNA and performed reverse transcription
  • Tested controls and experimental samples using PCR, sq-PCR, and Real-time PCR

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, Otterbein University
Feb - May 2013 & Feb - May 2014 Introduction to Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
  • Proctored exams and quizzes
  • Assisted students with laboratory protocol
Aug 2012 - Dec 2013 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013 Head Teaching Assistant
  • Responsible for delegating jobs between other teaching assistants
  • Assisted students with laboratory protocol
  • Proctored and graded exams, quizzes, and notebooks
Aug - Dec 2012 Introduction to Cellular Biology Lecture
  • Assisted students with class assignments
  • Graded quizzes, notebooks, and class work
May-July 2012 Microbiology Summer Research, Otterbein University

  • Analyzed the expression levels of chaplin genes in Streptomyces coelicolor using PCR

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

  • Cheplowitz, A.M., Weisenburger B., and Bennett, J.A. Identification of Chaplins as targets of cyclic-di GMP signaling in Streptomyces coelicolor. Poster presentation delivered at the Cardinal Colloquium, Westerville, OH, April 2013.
  • Cheplowitz, A.M., Weisenburger B., and Bennett, J.A. Identification of Chaplins as targets of cyclic-di GMP signaling in Streptomyces coelicolor. Poster presentation delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Branch of the American Society of Microbiology, Ashland, OH, April 2013.
  • Cheplowitz, A.M. and Bennett, J.A. A study of gene regulation for the Chaplins in Streptomyces coelicolor. Poster presentation delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio Branch of the American Society of Microbiology, Cincinnati, OH, April 2012.
  • Cheplowitz, A.M. and Bennett, J.A. A study of gene regulation for the Chaplins in Streptomyces coelicolor. Poster presentation delivered at the Cardinal Colloquium, Westerville, OH, April 2012.

 

LEADERSHIP

Aug 2010 - May 2014 Otterbein University Varsity Tennis
Jan 2013 - May 2014 Medlife Chapter
President, Vice President
Organized and lead volunteer activities in the community and abroad

HONORS AND ACTIVITIES

April 2013 Academic All Ohio Athletic Conference
April 2012 - May 2014 Alpha Epsilon Delta
The Premedical Honors Society Member
April 2013 - May 2014 National honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service
April 2012 The K. William Shiffler 50 Memorial Endowed Award
2010 - 2014 Deanís List

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Sept 2011 - 2013 St. Annís Hospital, Maternity Pavilion and Emergency Room
  • Assisted clinical staff
  • Provided information and support to patientsí and visitors
  • Restored medical supplies
Dec 15 - 23, 2012 Medlife Peru
  • Worked alongside physicians and dentists in poor communities to improve their access to medicine, education, and aid in community development

 

 


Room 012k Heart and Lung Institute (HLRI)
473 West Twelfth Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1228
Office: 614-247-7650
Lab: 614-247-7654

Fax: 614-247-7669
anderson.48@osu.edu