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Kevin Mercurio

Skeptical but curious

Kevin Mercurio

MSc., BSc. in Biochemistry

Creative Writer & Podcaster

Ottawa, Ontario

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About

Welcome to my site!

Driven by curiosity and a passion for understanding the nature of biological life, I have developed a unique skill set for research in microbiology and genomics. With excellent leadership, communication and time-management skills, I strive to work in creative, innovative environments. I’m also an avid blogger, creator of ScaleneWriting for short fiction works and started a new communications podcast titled Metaphorigins.

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

September 2017 – April 2020

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Master of Science; Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

University of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON

September 2011 - April 2016

Bachelor of Science; Biochemistry (Cum laude)

Department of Chemistry

University of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON

September 2005 - June 2011

Ontario High School Diploma

Saint Paul Catholic High School – Ottawa, ON

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

November 2016 – August 2017

Trade Commissioner

Life Sciences Division of the Trade Commissioner Service

Global Affairs Canada – Ottawa, ON

May 2016 – August 2016

Laboratory Researcher

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

University of Ottawa – Ottawa, ON

September 2014 – December 2014

Laboratory Researcher (Co-op)

Biorefinery and Energy Program

FPInnovations – Pointe-Claire, QC

May 2014 – August 2014

Laboratory Researcher (Co-op)

Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Alberta – Edmonton, AB

Technical Experience

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

Data Analysis (R, MS Excel)

Yeast Genetics

Chemogenomics Screening

Live-Cell Microscopy

Protein Extraction & Western Blotting

Transcriptomics

Student Mentorship

 
 

Publications and Conferences

WHAT I'VE PRESENTED

Mercurio K. Oral presentation for the International Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Conference; 2019, Aug 18-22; Gothenburg, Sweden.

Mercurio K., Singh D., Baetz K. Poster presentation for the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology Conference; 2019, May 6-7; Cornwall, ON.

Storms Z., Teel M., Mercurio K., Sauvageau D. Phage: Therapy, Applications, and Research. 2019; 1:1X. Invited article for the preview/inaugural issues.

Fletcher E., Gao K., Mercurio K., Ali M., Baetz K. Metabolic Engineering. 2019; 52: 98-109.

Mercurio K., Hall C., Mah T.F. Poster presentation for the Canadian Society of Microbiology Annual Conference; 2016: June 12-15; Toronto, ON.

Awards and Positions

WHERE I SHINE

Recipient of the 2018 Graduate Studies Leadership Award for Student Engagement (uOttawa)

Winner of the MSc. Biochemistry Seminar Day (uOttawa)

Mentorship Coordinator, S2BN (present)

VP Academic Affairs, BMIGSA (2018-2019)

In-School Mentor, BBBSO (2015-2016)

VP Social, UOHS Healthcare Symposium (2015-2016)

Student Educator, uOttawa Health Services (2015-2016)

Community Volunteer, SPCA (2012-2014)

I'd love to hear from you.

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