Catherine T. Smith Education Research Experience


Catherine T. Smith

Missoula, MT ● [email protected] ● 406.529.5555


Bachelor of Science in Microbiology – Option in Microbial Ecology


Chemistry, Mathematics

University of Montana (GPA: 3.58)

Research Experience

May 2015 Missoula, MT

Undergraduate Research

, University of Montana Smith, C. T., & Johnson, C. C. (2015).

Effects of epigenetic changes in bacteria in small and large lake ecosystems

. Poster presented at the University of Montana Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, Montana.

Undergraduate Research

January 2014 – May 2015 University of Montana – Division of Biological Sciences • Missoula, MT Worked independently in a lab setting, showing motivation and initiative to learn new methods and • • • techniques Prepared and analyzed bacterial cultures and smears for control and experimental groups Performed tests on specimens, including Gram staining, and prepared dilutions Assisted in drafting laboratory reports detailing procedures, methods, results, and implications

Relevant Experience

Chemistry Intern

May 2015 – Present Blue Marble Biomaterials • Perform organic chemical reactions and analyze products by TLC, GCMS, and HPLC • • Utilize column chromatography and methods for increasing reaction efficiency and yields Write accurate and concise reports for review by chemist Missoula, MT

Peer Advising Intern

• • • University of Montana – Division of Biological Sciences Helped undergraduates consider life circumstances when registering for classes Informed students about educational standards for Biology majors and careers Connected students with necessary campus resources Fall/Spring Semesters, 2013 – 2015 Missoula, MT

Peer-Led Team Learning Workshop Leader

Fall/Spring Semesters, 2012 – 2014 University of Montana – Department of Chemistry • Proctored quizzes during lecture times • Missoula, MT Lead 10-12 students in weekly sessions to work through chemistry concepts and problem solving strategies and in solving chemistry problems during lectures

Additional Experience


, Mustard Seed, Missoula, MT

Certified Nurse Aide

, Village Health Care Center, Missoula, MT June 2011 – Present January 2010 – February 2011