Research Assistant, NRG
Jamie Finley is a research assistant with BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG). He has a keen interest in applying multivariate data analysis to natural health product quality and has over 7 years experience in microbiology and analytical chemistry. Jamie is also one of NRG’s specialists in fermentation, identification of micro-organisms and microbial load criteria for agricultural products. Jamie’s overall goal at NRG is to advance the state of practice for characterization and quality control of commercial and research based natural health products.
Jamie began his career as a co-operative student with the UBC Michael Smith Laboratories and BCIT’s NRG. He then went on to characterize lipids, plasmid DNA and siRNA for a leading molecular therapeutics company and was involved in developing chemical characterization methods for therapeutic study. Prior to joining NRG full time, Jamie worked as a microbiologist for a leading BC analytical laboratory where he analyzed the microbiological and chemical parameters of different materials.
Jamie has a B.Sc. (Hons) and Dipl.T. in biotechnology from UBC and BCIT. He is able to conduct business in American Sign Language and is a member of AOAC International.