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Tracie Todd, B.S., Research Assistant III

Tracie hails from the state of Florida where she studied and earned a B.S. in Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After completion of her degree in 2002, she joined the Dr. Richard Moyer laboratory at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine to study poxviruses including vaccinia virus and amsacta moorei entomopoxvirus (AMEV). Specifically, she characterized the Poly(A) Polymerase of AMEV through protein subunit expression in E. coli and subsequent purification by HPLC and the generation of mutant knock out viruses.

In 2007, Tracie joined Global Vaccines and has contributed to the various areas of research within the company. For the last two years, she has worked solely on the GVI adjuvant product development and advanced adjuvant design teams. Tracie has been instrumental in the development of a GMP-like process for the manufacture and purification of the GVI adjuvant through scale-up processing and purification through Tangential Flow Filtration. She has gained knowledge of GMP/GLP guidelines and SOP writing and development.

Throughout her career, Tracie has acquired many molecular biology and virology skills. Also she has obtained extensive knowledge in many purification processes including HPLC and Tangential Flow Filtration. She continues to expand her knowledge in the field of biological product manufacture and development.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Major in Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2002

Experience

Research Assistant III, Global Vaccines, Inc., since 2007

Senior Laboratory Technician, University of Florida, 2003-2007

Laboratory Technician, University of Florida, 2002-2003

Technical Areas

Molecular Biology (DNA, RNA, Protein Handling and Purification); Tissue Culture; Virological Techniques (Infection, Propagation, Purification); Western Blotting; Immunoflourence Assays; ELISA; FACS analysis; Tangential Flow Filtration (TFF); BSL-2 Practices and Techniques; BSL-3 Practices and Techniques; Animal Handling

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