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Liz M. Lavigne, Ph.D. - Alpert Medical School - Brown University

Liz M. Lavigne, Ph.D. - Alpert Medical School - Brown University

Liz M. Lavigne, Ph.D. - Alpert Medical School - Brown

Business Liz M. Lavigne, Ph.D. Home Rhode Island Hospital 54 Burlington St. Dept. of Surgery Providence, RI 02906 593 Eddy St, NAB 208 Ph: (401) 421-4094 Providence, RI 02903 Ph: (401)444-4273 email: LMLavigne@alumni.brown.edu Citizenship: United States Education 1997-2004 Ph.D. Brown University, Providence, RI Graduate Program in Pathobiology, Division of Biology and Medicine Dissertation title: Assessment of the biological effects of yeast beta glucan on human neutrophil function Emphasis: innate immunity, integrins and extracellular matrix, cell biology 1993-1995 Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA 1983-1987 B.S., Bates College, Lewiston, ME Biology Professional Experience 2004-present Post-doctoral Research Fellow. Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI • Preceptor: Jonathan Reichner, Ph.D. • Objectives: In a multidisciplinary environment, study and publish manuscripts relating to innate immunity and inflammation, the role of integrins in pathogen recognition and elucidation of receptor-activated signal transduction pathways. • Responsibilities: To direct and conduct experiments then draw and defend conclusions in original research articles. Train less experienced pre-doctoral students, laboratory technologists, undergraduate and MD fellows in various technical and analytical methods. Present reports at both professional, national conferences and local seminars. Maintain general organization of laboratory. • Skills developed: Used cell biology techniques including cell culture, primary human cell isolation and function analysis, including respiratory burst and migration assays; live cell microscopy, flow cytometry and ELISA. Biochemistry techniques: cell fractionation, western blotting, protein kinase activity assay; protein and carbohydrate quantitation. Edited manuscripts for colleagues in diverse scientific disciplines including immunology, environmental health, microbiology and cancer. 1996-1997 Associate Scientist. Preclinical Research, Genetics Institute Inc., Andover, MA • Principal investigator: Joseph Sypek, Ph.D. • Objectives: In a team-oriented environment, characterize immune effects of exogenously administered recombinant cytokines in various small animal models of atherosclerosis and infectious diseases. • Responsibilities: To conduct experiments relevant to advancing project goals and to coordinate the activities of one research assistant; prepare progress reports; author manuscripts and present reports at professional, national conferences. • Skills developed: Necropsy of rabbit, rat and mouse models of microbial infection with Candida albicans and Trypanosoma brucei; histology and immunochemical Liz Lavigne, PhD. Page 1 of 5

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