School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Sheralyn Smith

Research Technician

Background

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences - (Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation)

Memberships:

IST Membership MIScT - RSci (Registered Scientist)

Work Summary:

I work as a research technician with the Animal Science group supporting livestock husbandry and laboratory analysis.

Previous Experience:

Animal Management Tutor - FE Animal Management Programme, Nottingham Trent University

Laboratory Technician - Animal and Environmental Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

Animal Welfare Rehoming Manager - RSPCA

Research Technician, Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol

Biology Technician - Anglia Ruskin University

 

Research

Measuring chicken bone parameter and mineralisation levels.

Instron machine - testing bone breaking strength and measuring calcium and Phosphorous via ICP. 

Gene expression analysis on animal bone and tissue samples - nucleic acid extractions, CDNA synthesis and qPCR work.

Elisa work

Rheology

Measuring biomarker levels in digesta samples spectrophotometrically

Pentra analysis

Mars 6 - acid digestion and solvent extraction

Publications