My diverse set of experience spanning materials science, physical and analytical chemistry, and molecular and cellular biology allow me to work towards creative solutions for a wide range of problems. In graduate school I created a highly sensitive in vitro biomarker detection system, based upon the surface-enhanced Raman scattering and fluorescence-enhancing effects of plasmonic gold films, as
My diverse set of experience spanning materials science, physical and analytical chemistry, and molecular and cellular biology allow me to work towards creative solutions for a wide range of problems. In graduate school I created a highly sensitive in vitro biomarker detection system, based upon the surface-enhanced Raman scattering and fluorescence-enhancing effects of plasmonic gold films, as well as in vivo, tissue-specific imaging, especially of solid tumors, and in vivo targeted delivery of siRNA for therapeutic applications. Since that time I have focused primarily on in vitro diagnostics, including novel methods of long-read DNA sequencing and comprehensive diagnostic assay systems. I'm interested in opportunities where I can contribute to solving difficult problems, but also continue to learn new things and grow as a scientist.
Bioconjugation chemistry: nucleic acid and antibody modification and conjugation, bio-compatible surfactant design and synthesis, HPLC-MS, FPLC, CE, and MALDI-MS,
Materials and surface chemistry: Synthesis of polymeric and inorganic nanoparticles including carbon nanotubes, purification of nanomaterials, bottom up and top down patterning and surface modification, plasmonic film preparation, SPR, AFM, SEM, TEM
Spectroscopy and imaging: UV/Vis/NIR/IR absorption, Raman scattering and fluorescence spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, MRI
biological: ELISA, protein, peptide and nucleic acid microarrays, flow cytometry, qPCR, PAGE, western blot, tissue culture, expression assays, proliferation/toxicity assays
Senior Scientist @ Analytical Development in support of drug candidates for the treatment of metabolic and renal disorders From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Senior Scientist @ From April 2012 to February 2014 (1 year 11 months) Research Scientist @ Developing novel DNA sequencing technologies based upon electron microscopy From June 2011 to March 2012 (10 months) Instructor @ Instructor of CPR, AED, and First aid classes for the Palo Alto Area Chapter of the American Red Cross From August 2007 to July 2011 (4 years) Graduate Student (PhD) @ Chemistry / biotechnology research in the lab of Hongjie Dai in the Stanford University Department of Chemistry From July 2006 to July 2011 (5 years 1 month) Summer Undergraduate Research Intern @ Summer research on MRI contrast via arterial spin labeling in the group of Dr. Qun Chen. From June 2005 to August 2005 (3 months) Summer Intern @ Summer Intern at MannKind Corporation, working on optimizing formulation parameters for their drug delivery system. From June 2004 to August 2004 (3 months) Emergency Medical Technician @ Crew chief, operations officer, training officer, and volunteer emergency medical technician for Duke University Emergency Medical Services From September 1998 to May 2002 (3 years 9 months)
PhD, Chemistry / Biotechnology @ Stanford University From 2006 to 2011 BS, Chemistry, Physics (minor) @ Duke University From 2002 to 2006 Scott Tabakman is skilled in: Flow Cytometry, Confocal Microscopy, Tissue Culture, Fluorescence, RT-PCR, ELISA, AFM, MRI, SEM, SPR, Fluorescence Microscopy, DNA, Molecular Biology, Microscopy, NMR