Tristin (Alexander) Schwartze
MBSB at University of Pittsburgh; Pittsburgh, PA
To secure a position where I can expand my academic and research experience, and
to contribute to solving problems that stand in the way of the creation of pervasive technologies.
Namely, I'm interested in the Protein Folding Problem and Viral Vectors for Gene Editing Technology.
Ideally whatever position I might secure will utilize my pre-existing academic background in physics and/or my long time coding hobby.
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"|
- Experience & Training with: Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Nanoenabler, ArrayIt, Soft Lithography, Microfluidics.
|2017-????||Graduate Student at the University of Pittsburgh's Molecular Biophysics and Structural Biology Graduate Program.|
|2015-2017||B.S. in NanoScience |
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), Albany NY
|2012-2014||A.S. in Science and Mathematics |
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville MO
Meetings and Publications
- "Collagen-Encapsulation Drug Delivery System" (manuscript in preparation)
- "High-Throughput SPR Sensors for Matrix Metalloproteinases" (manuscript in preparation)
- Poster Presentation at 10th Albany Nanotechnology Symposium. (2016)
- Poster Presentation at 2016 Summer Internship Program Poster Presentation (2016)
Honors and Scholarships
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute at CNSE
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
- President's List: Spring 2016
- SUNY, University at Albany
- Presidential Scholar
- Dean's List: Fall 2015
- Northwest Missouri State University
- President's Honor Roll: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, & Spring 2013
- Honor Roll: Fall 2012
Relevant Courses Taken
|Microbiology ||Programing I & II ||Charged Particle Optics |
|Biochemistry ||Scientific Computing ||Quantum Origins of Mat. Prop. |
|Nanobiomanufacturing ||Multi-Variable Calculus ||Advanced Circuits |
|Nanobio. for Nanotech. Apps. ||Linear Algebra ||Structure of Matter |
|Soft Matter ||Analysis for Applications ||NanoLab I & II |
|Nano. Chem. and Bio. Sensors ||Thermo. & Stat. Mechanics ||Nanoscale Design |
|Independent Research ||Intro. to Quantum Theory ||Nanoscale Electronic Devices |
|Organic Chemistry I ||Advanced Phys/Chem Concepts || |
Hobbies & Interests
Philosophy of Science
- Misc. Coding & Web Design