Brandi Butler has a diverse background in research support and laboratory work. Brandi worked as a Research Support Specialist at both Charles River Laboratories and SoBran-Inc, where they were responsible for supporting and maintaining animal colony and relative studies for the Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology (LMIV) located at the National Institute of Health (NIH) facilities. Their duties included obtaining blood samples, performing injections, and managing multiple animal studies. Brandi also set up animal protocols and followed standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Prior to their work at Charles River Laboratories and SoBran-Inc, Brandi worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where they conducted research in the department of Physiology and Biophysics. Their research focused on the effect of gonadotropins on the transcriptional regulation of insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in granulosa cells of the rat ovary. Brandi also designed and directed experiments, performed molecular cloning projects, and conducted minor surgeries on rats.
Before their time at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Brandi worked as a Research Technician at the University of Chicago. Their research involved characterizing oxygen concentration in tumor cells using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) imaging to determine the effects of radiation on areas of high and low oxygen concentration. Brandi assisted in improving scientific analysis software and performed surgeries on small rodents.
Overall, Brandi Butler has a strong background in research support, laboratory techniques, and animal studies, with experience at both academic and private institutions.
Brandi Butler earned a Bachelor's degree in Animal Sciences from Purdue University, where they studied from 2003 to 2007. Brandi later attended the University of Illinois Chicago, where they obtained a Master's degree in Physiology and Biophysics from 2010 to 2012.
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October, 2014 - present