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Thomas Brinkley

Thomas Brinkley

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Research Foundation for SUNY


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R Programming

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Introduction to R

Data conductor, orchestrating the symphony of insights with precision.

My Work

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Introduction to the Tidyverse


Introduction to R


Intermediate R

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Stony Brook University | May 2023 - Present

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - General Genetics

Given the nature of the course being asynchronous, I host live office hours with and without Dr. Stefan Tafrov to help answer content-related questions students may have after reading the textbook and watching the lectures. In addition to that, I facilitate problem-solving discussion groups, guiding the students toward solving practice problems related to the week's material. Once a week, I meet with fellow TAs, Dr. Tafrov, and Dr. J. Peter Gergen, Director of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, to assess the students' progress and outline the objectives of the course for the upcoming week.
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The Research Foundation for SUNY | Jun 2022 - Present

Undergraduate Research Assistant

The Moll Lab in the Department of Pathology at Stony Brook Medicine is currently investigating the role of E2F in multiciliogenesis within mouse models, in addition to current projects involving mutant p53. I oversee the genotyping process - everything from procuring the tails to DNA extraction to running the PCRs through an agarose gel to determine band sizes. I've also been responsible for a plethora of procedures to ensure the success of the E2F project, including expansion microscopy, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry. Prior to the high demand for the E2F project, I was involved in a side project exploring the role of Stathmin (STMN1) in ciliogenesis and its correlation with E2F. I aim to return to the project this summer, in addition to investigating the impact of our current E2F project through a senior thesis.

Stony Brook University | Jan 2022 - May 2022

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant - Organic Chemistry

As a UGTA, I helped students with specific concepts and practice problems within organic chemistry during lectures and workshop recitations. I worked with Dr. Zachary Katsamanis and fellow students whom I have previously taken the course with. We attended weekly meetings to discuss the successes and challenges of the class with Dr. Katsamanis, Dr. Joseph Lauher, and Dr. Dale Drueckhammer, the lead instructor for the course.

Stony Brook University | Jan 2022 - May 2022

Course-Based Tutor - Molecular Biology & Organic Chemistry

As a tutor, I worked with students 1-on-1 to help them with concepts and questions they have regarding course material for molecular biology (BIO 202) and organic chemistry II (CHE 322). I engaged them in discussion regarding the concepts, helped them build their critical analysis when approaching questions on the material, and provided them with practice problems in preparation for major exams. I also attended weekly training seminars to work towards a professional tutoring certification.

Stony Brook University | Aug 2021 - Present

Resident Assistant - Campus Residences

I work to establish welcoming conditions within the residence halls for students to transition to living on campus and develop inclusive communities with coworkers and residents through programming and peer-to-peer interactions. I have worked in multiple areas around campus - Kelly Community, Chapin Apartments, Schomburg & West Apartments, and the Roth Community. My vast knowledge of campus resources coupled with my organizational and leadership skills has made me a skilled worker for Campus Residences.

Mathnasium - The Math Learning Center | May 2021 - Aug 2021

Mathematics Instructor

Over the summer, I worked with kids from kindergarten through high school to strengthen their mathematics skills. I was able to work both in-person and remotely with the use of multiple video conferencing systems and online interactive platforms.

Self-employed | Jul 2018 - Jun 2020

Private Tutor

I mainly worked with high school students and taught several subjects including mathematics, biology, ELA, high school chemistry, and SAT prep.

HomeGoods | Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

Sales Associate

I maintained an efficient output of sales by facilitating customer purchases, unpacking and assembling furniture, stocking shelves, and directing customers towards desired products.

My Education

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in ChemistryStony Brook University | 2024
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, Developmental GeneticsStony Brook University | 2024

About Me

Thomas Brinkley

Learning various programming languages to enhance my skills at Bioinformatics :)

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