Mark Hamann, B.S in Biology from the University of Kentucky is trained in techniques across multiple disciplines ranging from molecular biology to biochemistry to soil physics. During his training, Mr. Hamann worked in a Biomedical Research Laboratory in which he conducted basic medical research in the Department of Physiology. Specifically, Mr. Hamann was part of a group of researchers that investigated the mechanism of how axons are guided in the adult nervous system using novel methodology. Furthermore, Mr. Hamann was responsible for the overall maintenance of the laboratory including following Good Laboratory and Research Practices. As a Laboratory Research Assistant, he aided in data analysis for NPY pain studies, during which histology and proper biohazard, chemical disposal and animal behavior testing were performed. Mr. Hamann’s specific research focused on the analysis of nervous system tissue in mice and rats via anatomical identification and extraction for staining. The data he collected resulted in publications where his nano imaging, PCR, protein analysis and correlation graphs were implemented for clinical trials of endogenous opioids.
In 2009, Mr. Hamann accepted a position in the Department of Entomology at UK working in an agricultural sciences laboratory. While working there, Mr. Hamann was responsible for insect rearing and colony incubation for studies on a parasitic wasps host relationship by performing DNA extractions and employing PCR methods.
From 2009-2010, Mr. Hamann worked extensively in plant and soil laboratories in green houses and field plots in the Agriculture research building and in sinkhole sights in Versailles, Kentucky. Mr.Hamann aided in autoclaving equipment to be used, prepared various agar plates, resolved microbial infestations and resin bag collections for gel chromatography. Furthermore, Mr. Hamann tested pH levels while separating cat ions and anions from ground soil samples.
From 2012-2013, Mr. Hamann held a position at Alltech, a company who focus is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. Mr. Hamannn primary responsibilities involved running and managing large fermentation vessels for fungal extractions for commercial use. In addition, Mr. Hamann used microscopic methods for viral identification and plasmid tranfections.
In addition, while working at the Wickliffe Pharmacy in 2012, Mr. Hamann was responsible for compounding medicine, both herbal and topical, for use in and on animals following GMP. Mr. Hamann ensured proper sterile training and practices were followed for daily operations in laboratories for oral, iv, and capsule manufacturing of medicine for thoroughbred horses.
Overall, Mr. Hamann is a trained research scientist with experience in molecular biology and microbiology techniques and protocols, laboratory inventory management, design / implementation of Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices, and Data Analytics.