LUCY MAO – Research Technician


EDUCATION:

B.S., Biological Science: Cellular and Developmental Biology, California State University, Fullerton, 2015

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Lucy Mao is a Research Technician at SCCWRP for the Microbiology department. She assists the Microbiology department by helping the microbiologists prepare for their studies in both the field for sampling and in the lab for processing. Before joining SCCWRP, Mao was an undergraduate researcher experimenting with environmental microbes for potential bioremediation in an Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory at California State University, Fullerton.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2015-Present

Research Assistant, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2014-2015

Undergraduate Researcher, California State University, Fullerton. Fullerton, CA. 2013-2015

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Magna Cum Laude, California State University, Fullerton (2015)

Biology Department Student Research Grant, California State University, Fullerton (2014)

Dean’s Honors List, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton (2012-2015)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

The Golden Key International Honor Society (2012-2015)

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2009-2015)

PUBLICATIONS:

Mao, L., H.A. Johnson, and J. Peterson. 2015. Regulation of manganese oxidation in Erythrobacter species SD-21.  Poster presentation at the 27th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium (CSUPERB). Santa Clara, CA.

Mao, L., H.A. Johnson, and J. Peterson. 2014. Regulation of manganese oxidation in Erythrobacter species SD-21.  Poster presentation at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR). Fullerton, CA.