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Feliciano, Omar

Feliciano, Omar

Curriculum Vitae

College Laboratory Technician

Phone: 718-262-2296
Office Location: AC-4E10

Hi, my name is Omar Feliciano & I am a fellow “Yorkie” this semester I will be working for York College’s Biology department as a college laboratory technician applying many of the laboratory techniques I was taught & learned here at York College. During my time as a student I conducted research in the laboratory of Dr. Anne Simon, where I learned basic insect husbandry skills, how to make fly food, genetic crosses, and how to test Drosophila melanogaster on behavioral assays: 1) The over expression and under expression of Vesicular Monoamine Transporter (VMAT) and its effects on social behavior of the fruit fly 2) Spacing & distributing of fruit flies & the effect of overcrowding or under crowding during social assays.

Areas of Expertise

Manage equipment and material/chemical inventories. Ensure appropriate safety and hygienic standards of laboratory rooms.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Robert W Fernandez 1 , Marat Nurilov 2 , Omar Feliciano 2 , Ian S McDonald 3 , Anne F Simon. "Straightforward Assay for Quantification of Social Avoidance in Drosophila Melanogaster." 12/13/2014: .

Robert W Fernandez 1 , Adesanya A Akinleye 2 , Marat Nurilov 2 , Omar Feliciano 2 , Matthew Lollar 3 , Rami R Aijuri 3 , Janis M O'Donnell 3 , Anne F Simon. "Modulation of Social Space by Dopamine in Drosophila melanogaster, but No Effect on the Avoidance of the Drosophila Stress Odorant." 08/13/2017: .

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The Fly " 4/24/2012: Online | Pictures of CUNY.