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Ganna Stepanova

Full Name: Ganna Stepanova
Position Sought: Research Associate
Primary Language: English
Address: Budapest
Telephone: +36702517495
E-mail: Contact Ganna
 Profile and objectives
I am a young returning professional who is looking for possibilities in Research and Development. Currently I reside in Budapest Hungary while completing my Master studies in Biotechnology, specializing on cell culture and embryology. In future I do not mind to relocate abroad. Please, feel free to contact me at any time.
  Main resume

       Student Researcher, National Agricultural Research and Innovation Center, Embryology- Godollo, Hungary 

Extraction of chicken PGCs, media prep, embryo handling, DNA/RNA isolation, cell proliferation/apoptotic assays, sex determination assay 


Student Researcher, Msc. Agricultural Biotechnology 
Szent Istvan University- Godollo, Hungary 

In vitro micropropagation of plants under sterile conditions, PCR, Gel electrophoresis, Preparation of buffers and media,  plasmid bacterial transformation, preparation of competent cells, mini prep. 


Research Associate/ Cell Lab Manager Prometheus Pharmaceuticals – San  Diego, CA, USA ·

Management of newly establish cell lab being involved in design, purchase, and installation of equipment. · Established and conducted routine lab procedures (e.g. media formulation/ preparation; freezing, thawing, and testing of cell banks; cell counting; expanding and harvesting; tissue culture (mammalian, mouse cancer cells)). In charge of daily operations, managing large numbers of cultures at a time. · Co-developing and optimizing cell assays in support of multiple research programs e.g. antibody detection assay, cell proliferation assay, cell viability assay · Development of drug resistant cancer cell lines. 


Research Associate I/ HTS Lab Manager EpiCept Corporation – San Diego, CA, USA ·

Management of HTS lab including equipment maintenance (cell container, HTS robotic), cell preparation for in vivo injections, cells line optimization, tissue culture (cancer cells), electronic microscopy. Training and supervision of interns. · Development of fully automated assays: cell proliferation assay, dose Response assay, FACS. 


Quality Control Associate I PrimaPharm Inc. – San Diego, CA, USA ·

Responsible for preparation, conduct, and reporting of equipment qualification and process validation including protocol & report writing, data analysis, and document management. 


Research Associate I Regeneron Pharmaceuticals – Tarrytown, NY, USA ·

Conduct of cell preparation, electroporation, BAC QC, QC PCR, gel electrophoresis, antibiotic plate prep, cloning. 


Research Associate I EpiCept Corporation – San Diego, CA, USA ·

Performed cell and molecular biology techniques (Protein quantization assay, Western Blotting, iBlot dry blotting system, Plasmid DNA maxi and mini preps, tissue culture (suspension and adhering cells) and electronic microscopy · Maintained HTS compound stock and prepared various buffers · Synthesized chemical compounds with subsequent purification (LC) 

Career History:

2017-2019 Msc. Agricultural Biotechnology,  Szent Istvan University- Godollo, Hungary 
2005-2007 B.S, Human Biology,  University of California San Diego – San Diego, CA, USA 
11/06-02/07 Certificate in Clinical Trials  Administration,  UCSD Extensions – San Diego, CA 
2003-2005 A.A, Transfer Studies,  San Diego Miramar College – San Diego, CA, USA 
2001-2003 Certified Nursing Assistant, traveling – San Diego, CA, USA 
Ponderosa Nursing Home -  Crawford, NE, USA 
2001-2002 Transfer,  Chadron State College – Chadron , NE, USA 
1997-1999 Incomplete,  Economic State University – Odessa, Ukraine 
1994-1997 HS Diploma,  Economic Lyceum  27 – Odessa, Ukraine 

Personal details:
Interests and Hobbies:

Professional opera singer, yoga, nutrition

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