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SUNY Cortland
Chemistry, Biology
Cornell University
PhD

Education

SUNY Cortland (Chemistry, Biology)

Cornell University (PhD)

About Michael

Hi there, my name is Mike, and I am a 2011 graduate of SUNY Cortland. I was a double major in Chemistry and Biology. After I graduated I got a job as a research technician in the Raguso Lab at Cornell University. In the summer of 2012 I began working on my PhD at Cornell University in Dr. Charles Linn's Lab studying the chemical ecology of the grape berry moth. I earned my PhD in December 2017, and took a job as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Tom Baker's lab at Penn State, studying various chemically mediated behaviors.

I was a founding member of the chemistry club at SUNY Cortland, and instated a 5 hour per week tutoring minimum for all officers. I was also a Supplemental Instructor at SUNY Cortland for 3 semesters tutoring and teaching introductory biology and general chemistry. I always tutored on the side for fun, just to stay sharp. I also led review classes of 10+ students or more for fun as well.

To fund my PhD, I was an Extension/Outreach Assistant for 3 years. Part of my responsibilities was to spend 15 hours per week in local schools giving science lessons. I have advised students both of the college and high school level. I really enjoy working side by side with students. I love sharing my passion for science with people of all ages, and I'm happy to work with anyone who wants to learn. Now that I have my PhD I want to continue to share my passion, and help students achieve their potential.

I majored in both chemistry and biology, so I took all introductory and advanced classes in both disciplines. I have also taught introductory biology and general chemistry (both for majors and non majors). I also enjoyed the physics classes I took. My long term goal is to become a biology professor, so I hope to tutor, teach, and advise students for the rest of my life.

My words to live by-

1) Work Hard, Play Hard, in that order

2) The harder you work, the luckier you get

I hope to hear from you soon! I'm sure once we meet you'll find that I'm friendly, I enjoy the work, and I really want to help you succeed.
Hi there, my name is Mike, and I am a 2011 graduate of SUNY Cortland. I was a double major in Chemistry and Biology. After I graduated I got a job as a research technician in the Raguso Lab at Cornell University. In the summer of 2012 I began working on my PhD at Cornell University in Dr. Charles Linn's Lab studying the chemical ecology of the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Victor, NY 14564
Science:
Biology,
Chemistry,
Ecology, Organic Chemistry,
Physics

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Biology

I have done research in chemical ecology for years, studying neurophysiology, behavior, and evolution. I have a strong understanding of high school and college level biology as I use most of these principles every day. Additionally, it is my job to remain current on the most cutting edge topics in the field as well.

Chemistry

I was a dual chemistry/biology major in college, and built on my knowledge and expertise during grad school as I use chemical instrumentation daily. I have a strong working knowledge of the topics and principles covered in college and high school chemistry as I use them at work every day.

Organic Chemistry

I was a double major in both chemistry and biology as an undergraduate at SUNY Cortland. I originally was a biology major until I took organic chemistry. I earned high marks in the class, and my interest in organic chemistry inspired me to add chemistry as a major, and pursue research in that field. My research project there was to isolate and identify a chemical trail pheromone for the Cactus Moth (Cactoblastis cactorum). I readily used an 1HNMR, GCMS, and HPLC for my project. I'm currently a PhD Candidate at Cornell University studying the chemical ecology of the grape berry moth. I continue to use the chemistry I learned as an undergraduate. I am currently identifying the volatile compounds that the berry moth uses to discriminate between host and non- host plants.

I have tutored extensively in this subject, and am happy to continue on WyzAnt.

SUNY Cortland
Chemistry, Biology
Cornell University
PhD

Education

SUNY Cortland (Chemistry, Biology)

Cornell University (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 20 miles of Victor, NY 14564.