Tristin (Alexander) Schwartze
CNSE at SUNY Albany; Albany, NY 12203
To secure a position where I can expand my research experience into fields addressing the Protein Folding Problem,
ideally while utilizing my pre-existing academic background and research experience in physics and biology.
In preparation, I'm further developing my background in the relevant Chemistries, Physics, and Computer Sciences.
Collagen-Encapsulation Drug Delivery System: The project focuses on the creation and optimization of collagen nano-particles that encapsulate various drugs of interest.
The primary goal is to characterize the particles' functionality as a drug delivery system (size, dispersity, spontaneous release, storage, toxicity, etc.)
High-Throughput SPR Sensors for Matrix Metalloproteinases: This project focuses on using Surface Plasmon Resonance with the degradation of collagen to create a collagenase sensor.
Our aim is to get quantitative measurements of collagenase concentrations based off the kinetic association constants and our SPR degradation formula.
Previous Work Experience
Research Assistant at CNSE for the Melendez Lab.
"Collagen-Encapsulation Drug Delivery System"
Trained on: Tabletop and LEO SEMs.
Various common biology lab protocol & machines: cell culture, SDS-PAGE, Plate-Readers, toxicity assay, autoclave
"High-Throughput SPR Sensors for Matrix Metalloproteinases"