About Me

Who Am I?

Hi, I'm Jason Buckman.

I am a third-year majoring in Science, Technology, & Society with a concentration in Biology (and a couple of minors) at Stevens Institute of Technology. I have experience working in both immuno-oncology and molecular biology labs at UConn Health Center and at Stevens, where I have had the opportunity to design and conduct my own experiments and learn many applied skills. I also have industry experience, as I spent the summer of 2020 interning in the Skin Biology research and development lab at Estee Lauder, where I will be returning in Summer 2021.

I have a unique background in both the sciences and the humanities, which is why I chose my particular major. It has allowed me to retain my foundation in science, particularly biology, but it has also allowed me to embrace soft skills like writing and communication, and even graphic design. This enables me to think outside of the box and experiment and present my data more creatively.

I hope to have a future career working in industry (cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc.) research and development, and I am always looking for new opportunities to gain more experience!

My Specialty

My Skills

I have many skills encompassing the fields of laboratory research and graphic/web design.

Cell Culture

80%

Adobe Creative Suite

90%

Microsoft Excel

90%

Wordpress/Drupal

70%

Immunology

80%

HTML/CSS/PHP

65%

General Benchwork

90%

Print and Digital Design

90%
Education

Education

Stevens Institute of Techonology

Anticipated Graduation - May 2022

GPA - 3.6

Relevant Courses - Differential, Integral, and Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, General Chemistry I and II with Lab, Organic Chemistry 1 with Lab, Introduction to Scientific Computing, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Biology and Biotechnology, Cellular Biology, Psychology, Medical Humanities, Bioethics, Writing and Communications

  • Stevens Office of Student Life - Rising Leader Award
  • Stevens Leadership Education and Diversity Seminars (LEADS) - Recipient
  • Alpha Phi Omega Theta Alpha Chapter - Treasurer
  • Stevens Hillel - President
  • William H. Hall High School

    Class of 2018

    GPA - 3.8

    Relevant Courses - Anatomy and Physiology, Science Research and Applications

  • Hall Scientific Journal - Chief Technology Editor and Design Director
  • Hall Medical Club - Member
  • Emergency Medical Technician - 2019
  • Emergency Medical Responder - 2019
  • Basic Life Support Provider - 2019
  • Psycological First Aid Provider - 2019
  • Mental Health First Aid Provider - 2019
  • FEMA IS100, IS200, IS346, IS700, and IS800 - 2019
  • Experience

    Work Experience

    Patient Care Technician Oct 2015-Present

    Bolton Family and Sports Medicine, Bolton CT

  • Complete patient intake, take history and vitals, and prep for physician
  • Collaborate with medical professionals to update patient information in Soapware and Athena Health
  • Upgraded and updated computer hardware and software as well as mantained local server network
  • Research & Development Intern Jun 2020-Aug 2020

    Estée Lauder Companies, Melville NY

  • Worked in the Advanced Technologies division in the Skin Biology lab
  • Led the search for new active naturally derived antioxidant ingredients through data analysis and literature review
  • Performed free radical neutralization assays to test efficacy of identified ingredients and ingredient combinations
  • Presented project findings in front of the entire research and development division, with over 300 attendees
  • Cell Biology Student Researcher May 2019-Sep 2019

    Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Performed stem cell colon cancer research in Dr. Ansu Perekatt’s lab at Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Differentiated HL60 cells into neutrophils and treated them with pancreatic cancer secretions to test for netosis
  • Assisted with various lab tasks e.g. paraffin sectioning, IHC, & IF
  • Freelance Graphic Designer Oct 2015-Sep 2019

    Self Employed

  • Produce marketing materials and websites for various organizations, including Stevens Institute of Technology, The Benzhor Group, FIT&TRIM Nutrition, Gluten Free CT, The Infinity Horizons House, and more
  • Molecular Biology Research Intern Aug 2017-Jun 2018

    The University of Connecticut Health Center

  • Assisted with Paget’s Disease and Osteosarcoma research in Dr. Marc Hansen’s lab in the Center for Molecular Oncology
  • Independently completed a research project on synthetic lethal chemotherapies to block the Vps4 pathway
  • Immuno-Oncology Research Intern Jun 2017-Aug 2017

    The University of Connecticut Health Center

  • Assisted oncoimmunology research in Dr. Pramod K. Srivastava's (MD/PhD, Principal Investigator) lab in the Center for Immunology of Cancer and Infectious Diseases
  • Learned and performed various lab tasks e.g. primary cell culture, murine dissection, and flow cytometry
  • Volunteer Experience

    Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Jan 2019-Present

    Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps

  • Duties include: patient care, driving ambulance, assisting on all ambulance rides, preparing and retrieving medications and emergency tools, ensuring patient stability, and keeping all tools stocked and organized
  • Marketer/Designer Aug 2016

    Summer Nexus

  • Participated in Leadership Greater Hartford's Summer Nexus youth leadership development program
  • Planned and executed community service project for Hartford Decide$, a participatory budgeting initiative for the City of Hartford
  • Graphic Designer Mar 2017-Aug 2018

    Jonathan's Dream Reimagined

  • Designed marketing materials and playground graphics for Johnathan's Dream Reimagined, an accessible playground for people with both physical and mental disabilities
  • My Portfolio

    Recent Work

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