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Jean G

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Last Login 9/21/2016
Location Rutland, MA
Education Masters Degree
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Summary of Experience
Jean is an experienced R&D scientist and technical writer, with specialization in report and manuscript writing and data analysis. Her background includes expertise in data analysis, manuscript and grant writing, presentation preparation, research and development design and implementation, and design and execution of quality control processes. She has expertise in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, and Marine/Physical Science. Her attention to detail and high-organization skills have allowed her to serve well in positions where she works independently, collaborates with other researchers, and meets tight deadlines. She has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals, and has also contributed to the review process of other manuscripts submitted by scientists in the field.

Jean has also worked in the education and church setting, where she directs and oversees development of curricula, writing of newsletters and cover articles, distributes publicity (pamphlets, flyers, etc), and works collaboratively with a planning team.

Jean writes creatively as well, with several applications out for fiction contests, a residency fellowship (with publication of novel), and a creative writing grant. She has authored a family-oriented article for an online magazine/blog.
Throughout her career, Jean has developed proficient skills in writing, leadership, customer/client service, collaborations, and publication processes. She has acquired an expanse of scientific skills in the areas of molecular biology, microbiology, immunology, and tissue culture and animal handling. Jean is detailed-orientated, organized, computer savvy, and conscientious.
Jean is a scientist by training, aspiring novelist, part-time education director, and a mom to two nature-loving children. Jean resides in Massachusetts and draws from her interests in history, science, the outdoors, and her family for her writing inspirations. Her long-term goal is to continue with freelance technical, creative, and inspirational writing opportunities and to publish fictional work.
The Pennsylvania State University Sep 2001 – Jun 2004
Microbiology and Immunology, Masters

Jean completed her thesis entitled "Mechanisms of cross-priming in vivo: the role of molecular chaperone gp96 and the assessment of temporal viral antigen expression". This research investigated rational vaccine designs that involved priming of CD8+ T cells, elucidated the role of molecular chaperone gp96 in antigen presentation, and examined the effects of temporal regulation of viral antigen expression on antigen presentation.

Jean also served as a teaching assistant for the Medical Microbiology Laboratory. She trained Penn State College of Medicine first year medical students in practical clinical microbiology. Responsibilities included design, organization, and direction of laboratory sessions.

Kutztown University Aug 1996 – Dec 2000
Marine Science, B.S.

Jean attended the Marine Science Consortium at Wallops Island, Virginia. Coursework included Field Methods in Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, and Behavior of Marine Organisms. Fieldwork included applying field methods in the ocean, estuary, and marshes, collecting sedimentary and live specimens, and designing and implementing experiments in the field and laboratory.

Kutztown University Aug 1996 – Dec 2000
Biology, B.S.

Jean received a Pennsylvania Academy of Science undergraduate grant for an independent research project that examined the effects of temperature, sodium chloride, and sodium nitrate on the growth of Aeromonas hydrophila, a marine bacterium that is a common cause of gastrointestinal disease in humans and infection in fish. This project integrated both her majors of Biology (with an interest in microbiology) and Marine Science.

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Student Award Sep 2000
Each year the state universities of Pennsylvania grant one student in each school's undergraduate Biology program an award based on merit. Jean received this award for 2000 at Kutztown University.

Undergraduate Research Grant Jun 2000
Jean received an undergraduate research grant for funding of her independent research project. This project was designed and implemented by Jean and integrated both her majors in Marine Science and Biology.

Projects by Industry

Jean worked as an Assay Development and Quality assurance scientist for Immune Tolerance Network, Inc from 2004 - 2007 and as a consultant for Consult USA from 2007-2009. ITN is an international clinical research consortium sponsored by the NIH. Their mission is to accelerate development of therapies via clinical and mechanistic studies in the areas of autoimmunity, transplant, and allergy. Currently, there are over 40 clinical studies utilizing 170+ clinical sites. Jean's responsibilities included Research and Development (design, implementation, and analysis), Quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) monitoring, data interpretation and data entry, report and manuscript preparation, core facility and project management requiring extensive contact with collaborators, vendors, and coworkers, and presentations at seminars and conferences.


Jean currently is the director of the children's education program at Wesley United Methodist Church, in Worcester, MA. Her responsibilities include fiscal management, curriculum design and implementation, coordination and supervision of 25+ teachers and volunteers, marketing and promotion to families and community, outreach and mission projects, and event planning. She writes monthly newsletters for distribution via print or email, coordinates all publicity for special events (flyers, brochures, posters, and mailings), and writes annual reports.

Projects by Asset Type

Jean has written primary journal articles, newsletters, inspirational pieces, magazine articles, annual reports, research summaries, SOPs, and GLPs. She has written in the fields of science, creative fiction, and education/ministry. Although her background is in technical scientific writing, her later career has focused on creative and inspirational writing as well.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

As both an assay development and quality assurance scientist for Immune Tolerance Network, Inc. and as a consultant for Consult USA, Jean was responsible for technical/scientific writing, which included figure and table preparation, manuscript preparation, SOPs, and GLPs. Jean has authored or co-authored manuscripts published in peer-reviewed science journals during her education at Penn State, as well as during her career with Immune Tolerance Network and Consult USA. Publication of such scientific papers entailed detailed research and development of methodology, data analysis, writing/editing, and submission to competitive journals, while working collaboratively with other researchers.

Projects by Writing Style

As part of her position as Director of Children's Education at Wesley United Methodist Church, Jean is responsible for writing the cover inspirational piece for the biweekly church newsletter in a rotating pool with three other primary staff members. The newsletter is emailed and printed/mailed to 200+ members. Topics usually revolve around current events, church activities, and seasonal or liturgical themes, and all are intended to be thought-provoking and positive.


Jean wrote an article for the spring (April/May/June) edition of Outdoor Families Magazine, an online blog-magazine hybrid family magazine that centers on children and families in the outdoors. Her article "In His Element" will be published on the website in June, and the article covers taking children with autism on family trips while nurturing their special interests and needs.


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