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STEPHANIE M. DAVIS Graduate Research Assistant Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology University of South Florida 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC 8 Tampa, FL 33612 Phone: 813-974-0821 Fax: 813-974-3079 Email:

PhD University of South Florida, Medical Sciences Concentration in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology (In Progress) Florida Southern College Honors Program Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Honors Minored in Economics August 2012-Present


August 2008-April 2012


USF Presidential Doctoral Fellowship Second Place Association of Fertilizer and Phosphate Chemists Outstanding Poster Award Second Place Department of Natural Sciences Poster Session Award Florida Southern College Honor Walk Award First Place Department of Natural Sciences Poster Session Award Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society Skycrest United Methodist Church Mens Group Scholarship John C. Reuter Scholarship August 2012 April 2012 April 2012 March 2012 December 2011 November 2011 August 2011 April 2011

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Kimberly Pickering Female Student Government Senator Award Plowman Scholarship for Studying Abroad Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society Charlene P. Holt Biology Scholarship Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society Herman and Theresa Baum Biology Scholarship Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society Joshua Hollingsworth Scholarship

April 2011 April 2011 October 2010 April 2010 April 2010 April 2010 April 2010 August 2008

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. Sarah Yuan August 2012-Present Studied factors contributing to microvascular hyperpermeability under inflammatory conditions. Utilized techniques such as cell culture, ECIS, immunocytochemistry, Western Blot, and RT-PCR to determine how changes at the cellular level effect endothelial barrier function. .

Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. Nancy Morvillo and January-April 2012 Dr. Brittany Gasper Collected samples of native lichen species and several bacterial samples from Florida Southern College campus. Performed Kirby-Bauer Disc Diffusion assay using aqueous lichen extracts to determine antimicrobial activity of lichen against bacterial samples. Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Edie Banner August 2011- April 2012 Synthesized and purified pyrrole-based compounds designed to treat Type 3 Long QT Syndrome by inhibiting voltage-gated sodium channels. Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. Brittany Gasper October-December 2011

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Identified species of cyanobacteria from several Central Florida lakes utilizing several biochemical tests. Determined overall status of eutrophication based on species identified from lake samples.

Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. Carmen Gauthier October-December 2010 Analyzed water samples for calcium, carbonate, orthophosphate, and copper concentrations a variety of analytical chemistry techniques. Collaborated with several colleagues by comparing data and interpreting differences in results obtained.

R.S. Beard, K.Y. Wu, J.J. Reynolds, S.M. Davis, R.J. Haines, J.A. Elliott, M.H. Wu, and S.Y. Yuan. Interleukin-1beta-induced BBB dysfunction involves decreased claudin-5 expression and is dependent on non-muscle myosin light chain kinase, Experimental Biology Conference, April 2013. S. M. Davis, L. Smith, N. Morvillo and B. Gasper. Antibacterial Activity of C. pyxinoides, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics Poster Session, April 2012. S.M. Davis and E.J. Banner, Synthesis of Pyrrole Compounds for Treatment of Type 3 Long-QT Syndrome, Fiat Lux Academic Showcase, March 2012. S. M. Davis, K. M. Fleharty, and B. J. Gasper. Identification of Cyanobacteria in Lake Hollingsworth K., Lake Bonny and Lake Wire, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics Poster Session, December 2011. S.M. Davis and E.J. Banner. A Depressing Case for Tryptophan Hydroxylase: Using Enzyme Therapy as a Possible Treatment for Major Depression, Fiat Lux Academic Showcase, March 2011.

Biosafety Training Course University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, February 2013 Course designed to educate laboratory personnel on how to practice general safe procedure including proper handling of biohazardous materials. IACUC Certification, University of South Florida, January 2013 Training program assembled by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee to provide basic background on ethical and safe animal research. Florida Southern College, [Laboratory Assistant], [Biology Department], Fall 2010 Prepared media and bacterial cultures for basic biology and microbiology lab students

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by utilizing aseptic technique.

American Physiological Society: Cardiovascular Section, February 2013-Present Graduate Student Member Microcirculatory Society, February 2013-Present Student Member American Chemical Society, October 2008-April 2012 Student Member


Alpha Omicron Pi Womens Fraternity New Member Educator Vice President of Chapter Development Ritual Chair Alumnae Relations Chair American Chemical Society Treasurer Community Service Chair Association of Medical Sciences Graduate Students Molecular Medicine Department Representative Curriculum Committee Faculty-Appointed Student Representative Florida Southern College Panhellenic Council Scholarship Chair Omicron Delta Kappa Vice President Sandra L. Murman Campaign for Hillsborough County Commission Campaign Intern Student Government Association Student Retention Committee Chair Natural Science and Mathematics Senator Wesley Fellowship Stephanie Davis - 4 November 2009- November 2010 August- November 2010 January 2009- November 2010 January- November 2009 August 2011-April 2012 August 2010-April 2011 May 2013-May 2014 August 2010- April 2011 November 2009- November 2010 May 2011-April 2012

June-August 2010 August 2010- April 2012 August 2010-April 2012

Public Relations Chair

August 2009-April 2010

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