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Katrina Welch-Reardon, Ph.D.
Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116
email@example.com | (206) 355-8134 | linkedin.com/in/kmwelchreardon
Utilize my scientific expertise, excellent organizational abilities, and strong verbal and written communication skills to transition
into a business role for a scientific organization dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating human diseases.
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA Sept 2008 – July 2014
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences | GPA 3.98
Department: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences - Claremont, CA July 2013
Bioscience Management – Certificate Awarded
BioCollaborative Life Science Immersion Certificate Program June 2013
Certification - 125 Professional Development Units Awarded
Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA Sept 2002 – June 2006
Bachelor of Science
Major: Cellular and Molecular Biology Minor: Biotechnology
University of Michigan | Ann Arbor, MI
Admissions Projects and Events Coordinator Aug 2015 – June 2016
• Orchestrated partnerships between Admissions, key stakeholders and local businesses facilitating the execution of
Admissions’ recruiting objectives – actions yielded the most prestigious MBA class to date.
• Negotiated ~100 event contracts translating to a reduction in future negotiation friction by 50%.
• Executed all on-campus recruiting events (40-600 attendees) and projects by creating standard operation procedures,
timelines, and budgets resulting in attracting over 600 top MBA prospective students from around the world.
Stanford University | Palo Alto, CA
Technical Scientific Writer and Project Manager Dec 2014 – present
• Composed, edited and ensured accuracy of manuscripts and grants for a medical oncology laboratory developing
molecular diagnostics aimed towards establishing the paradigm of personalized medicine.
• Managed multiple projects ensuring that the scope and direction of each project was on schedule for completion.
Life Science Research Assistant May 2006 – Aug 2008
• Participated in developing a procedure for massive parallel resequencing of multiple human genes by combining a
highly multiplexed and target-specific amplification process with a high-throughput parallel sequencing technology;
Illumina Solexa Genome Analyzer Sequencing Technology.
• Collaborated with leading life science industries including Illumina and Affymetrix.
University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA
Graduate Student Researcher Sept 2008 – July 2014
• Excellent written and oral communication skills acknowledged by publication and presentation awards.
• Collaborated with interdisciplinary research teams resulting in several co-author publications.
• Implemented and completed multiple concurrent research projects by formulating hypotheses, identifying various
avenues to solve complex problems, accurately analyzing data, and publishing novel findings.
• Identified novel genes (Snai1/2) and the processes they regulate during pathological angiogenesis.
• Successfully managed and trained undergraduate and graduate researchers in molecular biology laboratory techniques.
Office of Technology Alliances Intern Jan 2014 – July 2014
• Authored non-confidential disclosure (NCD) documents published on the OTA website encouraging and facilitating
licensing agreements to promote UC, Irvine intellectual property.
• Completed market analysis on inventions resulting in identification of potential licensing partners for licensors.
• Performed prior art searches using online databases to ensure novelty of inventions.
Associated Graduate Students Council and Committee Member Oct 2012 – May 2014
• Council Representative – elected member responsible for communicating important issues and events to peers.
• Funding Committee Member – allocated $70,000 to qualified graduate student seeking travel money for conferences.
• Outreach Committee Member – on a team that spearheaded an inaugural research symposium event at UC, Irvine.
• Business and Finance Committee Member – established AntTutors, a tutoring program taught by graduate students.
Teaching Assistant Jan 2010 – Aug 2012
• Led weekly discussion sections, prepared lecture plans, created and administered quizzes, and taught laboratory
techniques for courses in Immunology, Experimental Microbiology, and Molecular Biology.
Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable, Los Angeles Chapter | Los Angeles, CA
Ambassador Aug 2013 – July 2014
• Fostered communication between academia and industry by serving as an advocate in the LA region.
• Assisted the executive team in planning, promoting, and marketing OBR events.
University of Washington Medicine – Harborview Medical Center | Seattle WA
Research Intern June – Aug 2005
• Researched Human Papilloma Virus by culturing, cloning, identifying, and sequencing unique HPV strains in the
laboratory of Dr. Nancy Kiviat.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center | Seattle, WA
Research Intern June – Aug 2004
• Studied the expression levels of rRNA in E6, a Myc target gene, in Human Papilloma Virus cell lines. Perfected
techniques including ChIP and qRT-PCR in the laboratory of Dr. Denise Galloway.
Xcyte Therapies | Seattle, WA
Research Intern June – Aug 2003
• Processed incoming human tissue samples, phenotyped tissue by flow cytometry, and maintained laboratory records.
• Journal of Cell Science (JCS) Publication Recognition May 2014
o “Angiogenic sprouting is regulated by endothelial cell expression of Slug” was highlighted in the ‘In This
Issue’ section of JCS and a figure image was selected as the cover image for the May issue.
• F1000 Prime article recognition March 2014
o The publication “Angiogenic sprouting is regulated by endothelial cell expression of Slug” was selected for
F1000Prime – recommended by experts as being of particular significance in its field.
• Outstanding Poster Award Oct 2013
o Highest scored poster out of 200+ poster presentations at the North American Vascular Biology Organization
(NAVBO) Conference held in Hyannis, MA.
• American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship July 2012 – July 2014
o Awarded $22,000/year.
1. Welch-Reardon KM, Wu N, Hughes CCW. A role for partial endothelial-mesenchymal transitions in
angiogenesis? Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 2014 Nov; Epub ahead of print.
2. Ehsan SM, Welch-Reardon KM, Waterman ML, Hughes CCW, George SC. A three-dimensional in vitro model
of tumor angiogenesis and intravasation. Integrative Biology, 2014 Jun; 6 (6): 603-10.
3. Welch-Reardon KM, Ehsan SM, Wang K, Wu N, Newman AC, Romero-Lopez M, Fong AH, George SC,
Edwards RA, Hughes CCWH. Angiogenic sprouting is regulated by endothelial cell expression of Slug. Journal of
Cell Science, 2014 May; 127 (9): 2017-28.
4. Popson SA, Ziegler M, Chen X, Holderfield M, Shaaban C, Fong A, Welch-Reardon K, Papkoff J, Hughes
CCW. Interferon-induced transmembrane protein 1 regulates endothelial lumen formation during angiogenesis.
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 2014 May; 34 (5): 1011-9.
5. Natsoulis G, Zhang N, Welch K, Bell J, Ji HP. Identification of Insertion Deletion Mutations from Deep
Targeting Resequencing. J Data Mining Genomics Proteomics, 2013 July; 4 (3): 1000132.
6. Ji HP, Morales S, Welch K, Yuen C, Farnam K, Ford JM. Identification of a novel deletion mutant strain in
Saccharomyces cerevisiae that results in microsatellite instability phenotype. Biodiscovery, 2012 Jul; (1) 4.
7. Newman AC, Chou W, Welch-Reardon KM, Fong AH, Popson SA, Phan DT, Sandoval DR, Nguyen DP,
Gershon PD, Hughes CC. Analysis of Stromal Cell Secretomes Reveals a Critical Role for Stromal Cell-Derived
Hepatocyte Growth Factor and Fibronectin in Angiogenesis. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology,
2013 March; 33 (3): 513-22.
8. Schiffman JD, Wang Y, McPherson LA, Welch K, Zhang N, Davis R, Lacayo NJ, Dahl GV, Faham M, Ford JM,
Ji HP. Molecular inversion probes reveal patterns of 9p21 deletion and copy number aberrations in childhood
leukemia. Cancer Genetics Cytogenetics. 2009 Aug; 193 (1): 9-18.
9. Fredriksson S, Baner J, Dahl F, Chu A, Ji H, Welch K and Davis RW. Multiplex amplification of all coding
sequence within 10 cancer genes by Gene-Collector. Nucleic Acids Research, 2007 Apr; 35 (7): e47.
10. Dahl F, Stenberg J, Fredriksson S, Welch K, Zhang M, Nilsson M, Bicknel Dl, Bodmer WF, Davis RW, and Ji H.
Multigene amplification and massively parallel sequencing for cancer mutation discovery. Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, 2007 May; 104 (22): 9387-92.
1. Hanlee Ji and Katrina Welch. Chapter 6: Molecular inversion probe assay for allelic quantitation. In Microarray
Analysis of the Physical Genome. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, 2009; 556: 67-87.
Biology: Molecular and biochemistry laboratory techniques and comfortable with mouse work.
Computer: Proficient in all Microsoft Office Programs, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.
Language: Semi-fluent in spoken Spanish.
Soft Skills: Extremely organized, detail-oriented, strong written and verbal communicator, skilled public presenter, team
contributor, excellent at project and time management, outstanding multitasking skills, superb teaching skills,
versatile, strong analytical skills, results-driven, and financial oversight capabilities.
Interests: I have always been fascinated by other cultures and to quench my thirst I have made traveling around the globe
a top priority. I also love being outdoors; growing up in the Pacific Northwest fostered my love for hiking,
camping, water sports, and snow skiing.