Eric L. Osborn

eric@lynric.org  text: (347) 559-6742  lynric.org/eric.php 

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

 

Presentations                    

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.


Honors                    

Tri-Beta National Biological Honor SocietyNu 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