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Paul M. Arezina
206 Highland Road
Penn Hills, PA 15235
(412) 371-4830


Graduating senior with exposure to biochemical theory and experience in information science seeks a Pittsburgh-area position to further develop one or both.

Able to quickly adopt and adapt to new languages and methodologies, driven toward understanding and highly motivated to learn.

References available upon request.

Last updated September 30, 2003.


University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. Information Science
Concentration in Biochemistry
Projected graduation May 2004
Current GPA 3.9/4.0

Relevant Courses:

  • INFSCI 1066 - Internet Construction
  • INFSCI 1044 - Human-Computer Interaction
  • INFSCI 1020 - Database Management Systems

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA

B.S. Biochemistry
Minors: Mathematics and Computer Science
Graduated May 2001 with high honors
GPA 3.50/4.0

Relevant Courses:

  • BIOCHEM 0350 - Proteins and Metabolism
  • BIOCHEM 0360 - Nucleic Acids and Membranes
  • CHEM 0300 - Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 0310 - Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 0230 - Instrumental Analysis
  • CHEM 0350 - Advanced Physical Methods


Computer Skills

Programming Languages:

  • C++
  • Perl
  • SQL
  • DL/I

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 95/98/XP
  • Windows NT/2000
  • Red Hat Linux

Development Environments:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microfocus COBOL
  • TSO mainframe

Web Page Design:

  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS

Research Skills


  • Yeast and bacterial culture, storage, incubation
  • Sterile technique - culture transfers and plating
  • Differential centrifugation


  • Flame and furnace atomic absorption (AA)
  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP)
  • Infrared
  • Ultraviolet/visible
  • Fluorescence

DNA Analysis

  • DNA extraction and long-term storage
  • Agarose gel electrophoresis
  • Southern blotting

Protein Analysis

  • Protein extraction and long-term storage
  • Acrylamide electrophoresis
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Statistical Analysis

  • Standard deviation and t-tests, one- and two-tailed
  • Chi-square
  • Linear and non-linear regression

Employment History

Programmer - Benefits Systems

United States Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
01/03 - present

Job Duties

  • Maintained and upgraded COBOL code in response to user requests.

Intern - Information Systems

Beckwith Machinery Company, Murrysville, PA
06/00 - 07/02

Job Duties

  • Performed replacement of over 200 personal computers and 100 notebook computers with upgraded models
  • Assisted users with file transfer and troubleshooting individual upgrades
  • Installed and configured software on Windows 98 and Windows 2000 PCs.

User Consultant - Computer Science Lab

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
01/98 - 12/99

Job Duties

  • Performed basic maintenance and assisted in the operation of Windows 95, Office 97, and various compilers
  • Assisted students in introductory computer science and C++ programming

Chemistry Tutor

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
09/98 - 05/99

Job Duties

  • Assisted students in General Chemistry, Qualitative Analysis, and Organic Chemistry

Intern - CDI Technologies

Westinghouse Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA
07/98 - 08/98

Job Duties

  • Performed hardware upgrades and software installations on Windows 95 and NT 4.0 PCs
  • Inventoried 100+ active PCs and 200+ surplus PCs

Research Intern - Westinghouse

Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Churchill, PA
06/97 - 08/97

Job Duties

  • Conducted independent research into epoxy resin curing and formation of current-limiting polymers
  • Synthesized and presented research results as an internal scientific paper and two presentations

Awards and Honors