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Benjamin Haley, BS
Information Manager

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Information Manager -Northwestern University | Chicago, IL | Aug 2008 – Present Department of Radiation Oncology

Technician -Northwestern University | Chicago, IL | Nov 2005 -Jan 2008 Department of Radiation Oncology

  • Wrote and submitted for publication a review of literature on hnRNP and Ionizing radiation (citation below)

  • Performed RNA-cleavage experiments with titanium dioxide nanocomposites

  • Formalized protocols, trained, taught and supervised six students in cell culture, PCR, and rt-PCR

  • Maintained PC-12 cell lines, media preparations, cryopreservation and cell counting

  • Performed DNA, and RNA isolation, PCR and rt-PCR, and data analysis on tissues isolated from 'wasted' PCNA -/-mice to study DNA repair gene regulation pathways in response to ionizing radiation.

  • Maintained mouse-facilitates, ordered lab supplies, prepared lab for safety inspections, kept account of inventory and expenditures, performed machine maintenance and calibration, and oversaw major shipments and equipment installations.

Lab Assistant -University of Illinois | Champaign/Urbana, IL | Sept 2003-Aug 2005 Veterinary Medicine

  • Assisted in research on circadian signal transduction between SCN cells

  • Performed time trials of co-cultured cells, in vitro, using rt-PCR to characterize isolated mRNA expression profiles

  • Tested for changes of cell proliferation/death rates, in vitro, in various sera using the MTT assay

  • Isolated brain tissue slices of the SCN, genotyped and assisted in the handling of mice



  • Python: controls, data structures, error handling, classes, OS interface, xml parsing, url retrieval, email protocol (SMTP), XML parsing, and regular expressions

  • Microsoft Access: creating and editing tables, performing relational queries

  • HTML and JavaScript: forms, tables, style sheets, attributes, linking, basic validation, control statements, and DOM access


Benjamin Haley, Tatjana Paunesku, Miroslava Protić, & Gayle E Woloschak. Response of heterogeneous ribonuclear proteins (hnRNPs) to ionizing radiation and their involvement in DNA damage repair. Submitted 2008.

Eric M.B. Brown, Tatjana Paunesku, AiGuo Wu, K. Ted Thurn, Benjamin Haley, Jimmy Clark, Taisa Priester, Gayle E Woloschak. Methods for assessing DNA hybridization of peptide nucleic acid–titanium dioxide nanoconjugates. Analytical Biochemistry 383(2):226-235, 2008.

Barbara Szolc-Kowalska, Irka Templeton, Benjamin Haley, Angela Babbo, Tatjana Paunesku and Gayle E Woloschak. Expression of the Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) in Lymphoid Tissues of Radiosensitive “Wasted” Mice. International Journal of Radiation Biology 66(3):595-596 2006.

Personal Interests

Team Coordinator | Chicago, IL | Summers 2006 & 2007 Chicago Cares and Friends of River, Lathrop River Garden Project Adventurer | San Diego, CA -Fort Bragg, CA | April 2008 – July 2008 Bicycle trip up the coast of California

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