Elizabeth Y - Bio/Pharm Writer
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Summary of Bio/Pharm ExperienceThe majority of the work Elizabeth has done within the industry of Biopharma relates to her position as a Research Assistant for a large biopharmaceutical company (non disclosed) where she worked for 15+ years prior to the company dissolving a few years ago. During her tenure at this facility she was charged with the training of new research technicians in handling animal models. She put together original presentations for a few of the classes to supplement the video tutorials presented at the seminars. Those original presentations stayed part of the company when she left and she no longer has access to them.
Since the time of her departure from her prior employer, she continues to remain active within the industry where she's a member of a few organizations pertaining to the development of animal models for research and is a staunch supporter of Animal Welfare. She is a member of AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science) and is a member of their group on Linkedin. She obtained AALAS certification at both the Technician and Technologist levels. Her areas of expertise include animal welfare and zoonotic diseases. Though no longer employed within the industry at large, she still supports the efforts of research and development especially within those areas she's most passionate about: autoimmunity, diabetes, virology and cancer. She developed a strong interest in emerging policies relating to genetically modified organisms within the food space and strongly supports labelling of GMO products. She's written a couple of articles in biotechnology posted to forums during her time in graduate school. She still contributes to the forums and groups when her time permits.
During her graduate work, she wrote a few individual papers on virology and emerging viral disease where she has an interest. Her independent research includes continuing work on finding more information on Ebola and HIV where she supports the theory that there's a link between the two viruses. She's also contributed to group projects and papers during her graduate studies involving such subjects as Sarin, Anthrax and others. As part of her graduate capstone project she contributed on the assessment of educational gaps within the medical community who are treating ovarian cancer patients.