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12615 SE 7th Place
Bellevue, WA 98005
Catherine Larsen Spurgeon
(H) 425-462-7284
(W) 206-667-5067
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Clinical Technician/ Quality Control Coordinator
Seattle, WA
November 1999-Present
Perform RT-PCR for the detection of bcr-abl. Responsible for quality control at the Experimental
Pathology laboratory, the clinical arm of the Radich Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
Center. Since hired, Experimental Pathology has passed both inspections by the Collage of American
Pathologists without any deficiencies.
* Log in and process clinical samples. Extract RNA from specimens and quantitate.
* Perform RT-PCR. Detect results using Agarose Gel Electrophoresis.
* Manage Quality Control/Quality Assurance including: preparing and maintaining manuals,
arranging proficiency testing, preparing monthly QC summaries, equipment validation and
performing self inspections.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA
January 1990-October 1999
Research Technician
General Supervisor, Hepatitis Virus Laboratory
Responsible for running the Hepatitis Virus Lab as both a clinical and research laboratory. Performed
PCR and RT-PCR for the detection of Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatitis B Virus. Passed all inspections
by the Collage of American Pathologists with only one deficiency noted. Promoted once.
* Logged in and processed clinical and research samples. Extracted DNA and/or RNA from
* Performed PCR or RT-PCR. Detected results using Agarose Gel Electrophoresis.
* Assessed equivocal results with Southern Blots.
* Managed all other aspects of laboratory including: preparing and maintaining manuals,
arranging proficiency testing, preparing monthly QC summaries, ordering of supplies,
developing and improving methodologies.
* Interviewed, trained and supervised employees.
Catherine Larsen Spurgeon
Cell Proliferation in the Gastrointestinal Tract
* Employed immunohistochemical and FACS techniques to determine cell proliferation
rates in the gastrointestinal tract.
Hana Biologics, INC.
Research Technician
July 1988 – October 1989
Alameda, CA
Hepatocyte Exploratory Program
Parkinson’s Disease Program
3/89 - 10/89
7/88 - 3/89
Responsible for primary culture establishment, subculture and culture maintenance of human fetal
tissue. Conducted cell culture and immunohistochemistry experiments. Promoted twice.
California State University, Hayward
Certificate in Biotechnology, GPA: 3.95/4.0
University of California, Davis
B.S. in Forest Engineering, undergraduate GPA:
Shuhart MC, Myerson D, Childs BH, Fingeroth JD, Perry JJ, Snyder DS, Spurgeon CL, Bevan CA,
McDonald GB. Marrow transplantation from hepatitis C virus seropositive donors:
Transmission rate and clinical course. Blood 84: 3229 - 3235, 1994.
Shuhart MC, Myerson D, Spurgeon CL, Bevan CA, Sayers MH, McDonald GB. Hepatitis C virus
infection in bone marrow transplant patients after transfusions from anti-HCV positive
donors. Bone Marrow Transplantation 17: 601 - 606, 1996.
Catherine Larsen Spurgeon
Kiem H-P, McDonald GB, Myerson D, Spurgeon CL, Deeg HJ, Sanders JE, Doney K, Appelbaum
FR, Sullivan KM, Witherspoon RP, Storb R. Marrow transplantation for hepatitisassociated aplastic anemia: A follow-up of long-term survivors. Biology of Blood and
Marrow Transplantation 2: 93-99, 1996.
Kiem H-P, Myerson D, Spurgeon CL, Leisenring W, Storb R, McDonald GB. Prevalence of hepatitis
G virus in patients with aplastic anemia (Letter). Blood 90: 1335 - 1336, 1997.
Strasser SI, Sullivan KM, Myerson D, Spurgeon CL, Storer B, Schoch HG, Murakami CS, McDonald
GB. Cirrhosis of the liver in long-term marrow transplant survivors. Blood 93: 3259 3266, 1999.
Strasser SI, Myerson D, Spurgeon CL, Sullivan KM, Storer B, Schoch HG, Kim S, Flowers MED,
McDonald GB. Hepatitis C virus infection after bone marrow transplantation: A cohort
study with 10 year follow-up. Hepatology 29: 1893 - 1899, 1999.
Agricultural Engineering Departmental Citation
Walter Mulford Forestry Scholarship
Tractor and Equipment Club Scholarship
General Scholarship (1981 and 1982)
Kraft Scholarship
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
Xi Sigma Pi, Forestry Honor Society