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Kathleen Stewart

Director of Research Operations, Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

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Extensive experience in laboratory management, laboratory design and planning, bench research, faculty affairs and successful grantsmanship for inter-/intramural sponsored research projects as Director of Research Operations for the newly founded Penn-ChoP Lung Biology Institute. Efficient and cost effective management of over $3 million dollars annually in direct costs from Federal, Institutional, Private and Industry research funds. 10 years of experience in pre- and post-award management and writing scientific reports and compliance documents (IRB, IACUC). Actively engaged in laboratory research via project management, research design and manuscript preparation/editing for a team of 20 scientists.

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Work experience

Jul 2019 - Present

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Director of Research Operations, Penn-CHOP Lung Biology Institute

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May 2016 - Present

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Associate Director, Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology

Jan 2013 - Present

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Senior Research Investigator

Manage a dynamic and active cardiovascular research team of 15-18 students and staff scientists through bi-weekly sub-group meetings and weekly meetings with technical support staff. Responsible for budgeting, animal protocol submission and compliance, laboratory equipment and supply maintenance and oversee ES/iPS/cell line tissue culture protocols and training. Contribute scientific research and manuscript editing to publications and generate preliminary data for grants submissions along with independent research projects for the lab.

Jun 2010 - Jan 2013

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Research Specialist D

I manage the day-to-day administrative and scientific operations of a Cardiovascular Research group of approximately 13-15 graduate students and scientists along with completing independent research projects.

Dec 2006 - May 2010

UCSF

Doctoral Student

Completed my doctoral research in Dr. Valerie Weaver's laboratory that originally began at the University of Pennsylvania where I was investigating the role of SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes in breast cancer progression utilizing both in vivo and 3D cell culture systems.

Sep 2004 - Nov 2006

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Doctoral Student

Began Doctoral Research in Dr. Valerie Weaver's lab. Identified Thesis project focusing on studying chromatin remodeling/epigenetic mechanisms and their involvement in Breast Cancer progression.

May 2004 - Aug 2004

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Research Intern

Developed a series of high-throughput assays for therapeutic target validation in the treatment of COPD and Lung Cancer Achieved identifying molecular mechanisms involved in COPD pathogenesis

Jan 2001 - May 2004

University of Massachusetts

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Examined role of environmental pollutant contribution to Breast Cancer initiation and progression in the laboratory of Dr. Kathleen Arcaro. Developed an additional Honors Thesis project examining the potential biological effects of the pollutants present in commercial and human breast milk samples.

May 2001 - Sep 2001

Phoenix Veterinary Hospital

Intern

Veterinary Surgical Assistant; Primarily treated birds and exotic wildlife.

May 2001 - Sep 2001

Blackstone Valley Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Surgical Assistant; Primarily treated cats and dogs.

Sep 2000 - May 2001

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Field Research Assistant

Collected observational data and laboratory samples and maintained accurate record keeping for Clinical Vaccine trial for dairy cattle.

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