Nicole K Kocher, B.S.

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Researcher I (2015-present)

Bachelor of Science (2015) – Cell and Molecular Biology major, Chemistry minor
Spring Hill College - Mobile, AL

In the lab, I maintain an organized stockroom and coordinate the preparation and ordering of laboratory supplies and equipment. I am also responsible for demonstrating and training others in the proper use/operation of laboratory techniques and equipment. I monitor the handling, storage, shipment, and disposal of hazardous/bio-hazardous substances and waste. I am responsible for all patient samples that come into the lab – their retrieval, their processing, and their storage – as well as their associated medical information.

In our associated animal facility, I maintain a large mouse colony and am responsible for its organization and database. I perform genotyping of current stock and breeding mice via PCR and I set up timed breeding for proper expansion/maintenance of specific mouse strains and genotypes. I perform blood/sample collections and survival surgery for all research projects requiring such. I have created and updated various animal protocols and am proficient at animal handling and behavior. I am also responsible for demonstrating and training others in the proper use and care of laboratory animals.

In 2018, I was given the opportunity to coordinate the 3rd Annual TTP Fair and Education Day.