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Desired Industry: Biotech SpiderID: 33656
Desired Job Location: Louisville, Kentucky Date Posted: 2/15/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: No Preference


Objective:
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Experience:

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE - LOUISVILLE, KY
PRN CYTOTECHNOLOGIST, DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY 1998–2005

BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY - LOUISVILLE, KY
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, CYTOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM 2003–2004

MEDICAL LABORATORY CONSULTANTS - LOUISVILLE, KY
PRN CYTOTECHNOLOGIST 2000–2004

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE - LOUISVILLE, KY (2001–2003)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR 2003
INSTRUCTOR 2001–2003

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE - LOUISVILLE, KY
INSTRUCTOR, CYTOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM 1999–2001

JEFFERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM - LOUISVILLE, KY
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER 1998–1999

SHAHID RAJAII CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL - KARAJ, IRAN
REGISTERED NURSE 1992–1993


Education:

EDUCATION

PHD CANDIDATE, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Cancer Prevention and Control
- University of Louisville, Louisville, KY: 2006–2010

PhD Research Work: Effect of cigarette smoking as an important co-factor in contributing to progression of cervical / vaginal cancer; encompasses both in vitro and human studies to investigate the role of cigarette smoking on DNA damage and repair

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY: 2004–2006

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Ballermine University, Louisville, KY: 2001–2003

BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE, CYTOTECHNOLOGY - University of Louisville, Louisville, KY: 1995–1997

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING - University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran: 1989–1992


CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

- American Society of Cytotechnolgy, 51st Annual National Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL: Nov 2003
- Kentuckiana Cytology Society, Louisville, KY: Oct 2003, Mar 2003, and Oct 2000
- Professional Education and Training on SurePath Technology, Burlington, NC: Sep 2002
- Kentucky Pathology Society State Meeting, Louisville, KY: Sep 2000
- Annual Cytopathology Conference, Louisville, KY: Mar 1999



BOARD CERTIFICATION

- Certified Cytotechnologist, CT (ASCP), American Society of Clinical Pathologists
> Board of Registry: May 1997 # 11782


Affiliations:

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

- Member, American Association of Cancer Research: 2006–2007 and 2008–Present
- Member, AED Pre-medical Honor Society: 1998–Present
- Member, Golden Key National Honor Society: 1996–Present
- Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society: 1996–Present
- Newsletter Editor / Local Arrangement Chair, Kentuckiana Cytology Society: 2002–2004
- Member, American Society for Cytopathology: 2002–2003
- Member, American Society for Cytotechnology: 2001–2002


Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE


High-powered, dynamic, and assertive professional, offering broad-based experience in Biology, Pharmacology, and Pharmaceutical studies, complemented with strong educational foundation. Possess stellar reputation in developing new and innovative product concepts and communicating it from a scientific point of view. Adept in coordinating clinical testing requirements and executing ex vivo human studies. Exemplify in-depth knowledge in cell-based assays, cell culture, multi-color flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and imaging. Demonstrate outstanding problem solving, organization and communication skills coupled with proven effectiveness to working and establishing productive relationships with multidisciplinary teams. Possess a keen eye for detail with proven capability to multitask in fiercely competitive and challenging environment. Bilingual in English and Persian.



SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

- Ensured strict compliance with all safety and infection control policies, procedures, and regulations
- Identified and implemented quality control procedures to determine accuracy of cytological diagnoses along with quality and appropriateness of cytopreparatory techniques
- Categorized all unusual findings in preparations such as presence of bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeasts, parasites and changes secondary to therapy, nutritional disorders, and others
- Executed a full range of procedures including the cytodiagnosis of benign and malignant conditions as seen in urine, bodily fluids and cerebrospinal fluid; uterine, cervical, and vaginal smears; needle aspirations; and tumors and tissue imprints
- Supervised the research and development of molecular diagnostic projects including the execution of clinical study plans
- Provided expert oversight to assay development and quantitative methods for the detection of nucleic acids utilizing PCR, RT-PCR (Real-Time PCR), Flow Cytometry, ImageStream, Comet assay, DNA amplification and nucleic acid chemistry
- Exemplified outstanding in vitro molecular biology skills (cell culture) with ex vivo human research experiences


Additional Information:

AWARDS and HONORS

- Nursing and Health Science Careers Fair Committee, Bellarmine University: Apr 2002
- Dean’s List / Dean’s Scholar, University of Louisville: 1995–1997
- Volunteer Service Award, Baptist Home East Nursing Home: 1995–2002
- Clinical Pathology Associates (CPA) Student Award: 1997
- Outstanding Graduating Student in School of Allied Health Sciences: 1997


PRESENTATIONS

- Expected Annual Meeting Presentation, American Association of Cancer Research, Washington, DC: April 2010
- Research of Louisville, Louisville, KY: Oct 2008
- James Graham Brawn Cancer Center Retreat, Louisville KY: Nov 2008
- Annual Meeting Presentation, American Association of Cancer Research, Los Angeles, CA: Apr 2007
- American Society of Cytopathology, San Diego, CA: Nov 2005
- Cytomorphology of Endocervical Adenocarcinoma, Kentuckiana Cytology Society, Louisville, KY: Oct 2000


PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLE:
Moktar A, Ravoori S., Vadhanam MV, Gairola GC, and Gupta RC Cigarette Smoke-Induced DNA Damage and Repair Detected by the Comet Assay in HPV-Transformed Cervical Cells; Int J Oncol. 2009 Dec; 35(6):1297-304

Moktar A, Singh R, Vadhanam MV, Gairola GC, Lillard JW, and Gupta RC Cigarette smoke condensate-induced oxidative DNA damage and its removal in cervical cancer cell lines; Int J Cancer. 2010, in press


ABSTRACTS:
Unverferth M, Moktar A. (2005) An Alternative Approach to Ten Percent Rescreen of Gynecologic Specimens as a Quality Control Method: Is 100% Prescreening a Solution?; ActaCytologica

Moktar A, Ravoori S., Vadhanam MV, Gairola GC, and Gupta RC (2007) Cigarette Smoke-Induced DNA Damage Detected by Comet Assay in HPV-Transformed Cervical cells; Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res., 48, Abst. # 3478

Moktar A, Parker LP, Gordinier ME, Metzinger DS, and Gupta RC (2008) DNA Strand Breaks in Human Vaginal Cells as Determined by Comet Assay; Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res., 49, Abst. # 583 p. 137

Moktar A, Singh R, Lillard JW, Vadhanam MV and Gupta RC (2008) Detection of 8-oxodG in Cigarette Smoke Condensate-Treated Human Ectocervical Cells by Image Based Flow Cytometry; Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res., 49, Abst. # 3141 p. 745

Ravoori S., Vadhanam MV, kausar H, Moktar A, Vuppalapati PK, Schultz D, Gupta RC (2008) Effect of Select Berries on Estrogen-Induced Mammary Tissue Proliferation; Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res., 49, Abst. # 3821 p. 905

Moktar A, Manicka V. Vadhanam, Rajesh Singh, C. Gary Gairola, James W. Lillard, and Ramesh C. Gupta (2010) Cigarette Smoke Condensate-Induced Oxidative DNA Damage and its Removal in Cervical Cancer Cell Lines; Proc. Am. Assoc. Cancer Res


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