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Susan F. Chase

Susan F. Chase

Position

Supervisor of Laboratory Services of the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Contact Information:

University of New Hampshire
Spaulding Hall 246
38 Academic Way
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Tel. (603) 862-1639
E-mail: sfchase@unh.edu

Education

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

  • MS in Zoology, December 1994
    Thesis: Characterization of the Hemolymph of the Spider Araneus cavaticus: Hemocytes and Proteins
    Emphasis on gel electrophoresis, protein purification and cell culture
  • BS in Biochemistry, May 1980, cum laude
    Senior Thesis: A Study of the Enzymes that Degrade Pyridoxal Phosphate in the Spastic Mouse

Experience

  • Supervisor of Laboratory Services: 1999 - present
    Center to Advance Molecular Interaction Science (CAMIS)
    Research project centers on determination of the valence of macromolecules using unique analytical electrophoresis instrumentation developed by CAMIS and capillary electrophoresis.Additional research performed on the biophysical characteristics of recombinant spider silk proteins. Other biophysical chemistry instrumentation includes analytical ultracentrifuge, surface plasmon resonance, light scattering with HPLC, viscometry and densitometry.
  • Scientist: 1995 - 1999
    Binax, NH, Inc. (formally BioQuest, Inc.) Atkinson, NH
    Developed cell selection protocols, immunoassays and protein coupling procedures for immunomagnetic colloids.Directed the analytical laboratory utilizing the techniques of FAAS, ELISA, fluorescent assays, Vibrating samples magnetometer, TGA, Nicomp Submicron Particle Sizer, PCR, and titration.Trained and supervised laboratory technicians and student interns.
  • Senior Laboratory Technician: 1984 -1986
    Dr. Henry J. Thompson, Animal Science and Nutrition Department
    University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
    Analyzed biological tissues for trace elements utilizing flame and furnace AAS Palpated rat mammary tumors and cared for laboratory rats.
  • Laboratory Technician: 1982 - 1984
    Dr. Edward K. Tillinghast, Department of Zoology
    University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
    Studied spider physiology and chemical fractionation of spider webs utilizing gel electrophoresis, column chromatography and various enzyme assays.
  • Laboratory Technician: 1981 - 1982
    Cambridge Medical Diagnostics, Inc. Billerica, MA
    Iodinated various antigens, produced components and performed quality control assays for radioimmunoassay kits. Developed new one-reagent Thyroxin kit.