Eric L. Osborn

Instructor • Science Department  •  Allied Health and Science Building

Master's of Science in Biological Sciences

Indian Hills Community College

Ottumwa Campus • ASCO 108 • Ottumwa, IA 52501 •

Curriculum Vitae / Resume


Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, Iowa
August 2016 - May 2018
Biology 161 Basic Anatomy and Physiology
o   Teach basic anatomy and physiology lecture for pre-health and general education
Biology 199 Basic Anatomy and Physiology Lab
o   Design labs that support lecture that use analog and digital experiments
Biology 175 Human Anatomy
o   Teach pre-health and health-occ anatomy lectures for many health based programs
Biology 176 Human Anatomy Lab
o   Use labs that support health based program needs
Biology 178 Human Physiology
o   Teach pre-health and health-occ physiology lectures for many health based programs
Biology 179 Human Physiology Lab
o   Design labs that use job based skills and student based physiological experiments

Lab Coordinator 

     Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado October 2015 – August 2016 

  • Prepare/clean-up science labs; Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics 
  • Create/dispose chemicals; inorganic, organic, acids, bases, poisons


     Aims Community College, Greeley, Colorado August 2013 – August 2016

     Biology 105 Science of Biology w/ Laboratory

  • Teach students the basic concepts of biology with lecture, hands on labs, and online components 

  • Prepare assignments and activities to engage the students and evaluate performance


     Frontiers of Science Institute Greeley, Colorado June 2013 – Present

     Environmental Sciences / Sustainability 

  • Teach environmental sciences / sustainability to high school students to encourage college attendance 

  • Design course curriculum to provide information and engage the students in science

  • Support courses with lab activities and projects

Adjunct Instructor

     University of Northern Colorado August 2012 – May 2013

     Microbiology 351 Laboratory

     Anatomy and Physiology 245 Laboratory

     Biology 110 Laboratory; Biological Principles

     Biology 101 Lab; Biological Perspectives

  • Taught courses to nursing majors, biology majors and non-majors

  • Designed quizzes, midterms, finals, and practicals to support understanding

  • Prepared lectures, models, and lab resources to aid in student learning

  • Worked and taught in a Bio-Safety Level 2 environment

Student Researcher

     PI, Dr. Stephanie AamodtBehavioral Assay in Caenorhabditis elegans, Louisiana State University in Shreveport June 2010 – April 2011

  • Acted as initial student researcher and computer tech

  • Built, calibrated, and programed the worm tracker hardware, building on the work of Eviatar Yemini and Tadas Jucikas

  • Programmed the software, Worm Tracker 1.1, 1.4, and 2.0 and Worm Analysis 1.1.0, 1.1.4 for use in our lab

  • Performed behavioral assays on wild type and dop-3 C. elegans.


Masters of Science: Biology

     University of Northern Colorado August 2012 – 2014

  • Biologies; reproductive, cancer, mammalian endocrinology, molecular genetics

Bachelors of Science: Cellular and Molecular Biology

     Louisiana State University in Shreveport January 2008 – December 2011

  • Biologies; microbiology, cellular, endocrinology, ecology, anatomy, physiology, embryology, zoology, botany

  • Chemistries; analytical chemistry, inorganic, organic, chemical equilibrium

  • Math/Physics; calculus, trigonometry, algebra, physics


Louisiana State University in Shreveport Student Shreveport/Bossier SCI-NET Research Symposium:

     Quantitative Analysis of Nematode Behavior Using Worm Tracker 2.0

      Louisiana State University in Shreveport 15 April 2011

  • The purpose of the research was to study the behavior of C. elegans

  • Behavior of wild-type, N2 C. elegans were compared with dop-3 (dopamine recessive gene) C. elegans under olanzapine (anti-pyscotic drug) and controlled conditions

  • Worm Tracker 2.0 was used, this computer-based system contained a microscope, stage, and camera that allowed videos of nematode movements to be recorded

  • The images and videos were processed using Worm Analysis that analyzed the data and determined a variety of attributes: centroid velocity, track amplitude, track wavelength, bending frequency, flex, and time delay

  • This research was funded by the Post-Katrina Grant and from the Board of Regents Funding.

Service / Volunteer                     

Biology Club at Louisiana State University in Shreveport August 2008 – December 2012

  • Elected officer and treasurer

  • Developed website, online tutoring, online membership payment system

  • Focused on the science driven student body to educate and tutor

  • Perform a variety of service to the school and community

  • Sponsored visiting lecturers from graduate programs and professional schools

Red River National Wildlife Refuge Community Outreach September 2009 – September 2011

  • Organized the university's role in community service at the Red River Friends and Bossier City National Wildlife Refuge Community Outreach Program to inform the general public of their environment and local animal ecosystems

  • Became a yearly event supervisor for the program until the refuge was closed in late 2011

Math/Science Tutor August 2008 – December 2011

  • Tutored students in biology, chemistry, math, and physics

  • Developed and launched a free online tutoring service via web chat, note sharing, and question/test banks for all students


  • Teaching

    • college level biology fields; microbiology, anatomy, physiology, general biology, and physical sciences

    • Sales training for retail, outlet, and factory direct

  • Research

    • Laboratory Skills; Good Laboratory Practices, Good Notebook Practices, Bio-Safety Level 2

    • Basic research; aseptic technique, microscopic work, gene knockouts, bacterial cultivations, agar preparation, C. elegan maintenance and testing, Worm Tracker hardware and software, data collection and interpretation, and statistical analysis

  • Communication

    • Technical writing, public speaking, symposium/presentation preparation and delivery

  • Management Skill

    • Hiring, firing, store operations, money management, sales, billing and public relations

  • Computer

    • Microsoft Office, Open Office, and Libre Office programs, computer repair, software programing, Matlab, Linux manipulation and programing


Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, Nu Iota Chapter: Lifetime Member

     Louisiana State University in Shreveport January 2010 – Present

  • Elected officer and treasurer

  • Acted as liaison between the biology department and the student body to educate and tutor

  • Performed a variety of service to the school and community

  • Sponsored visiting lecturers from graduate programs and professional schools 

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