Edward Frederick Block IV, PhD

Cover Letter

As of June 2015
Edward Frederick Block IV, PhD
375 Dula Springs Road, Weaverville, NC 28787
efblockiv@yahoo.com, 828-484-9126

I am seeking a position working with a group of people that will provide a long term environment where my creative abilities may work towards the bettering of the company bottom line while also providing me with substantial income. I have the ability to work independently or in a team environment. Research & Development is my forte' and I achieve results quickly. I seem to have a knack for determining the cause for problem issues and then resolving them quickly to the satisfaction of management. I enjoy being kept busy and a fast paced working environment would be ideal. I am better suited for continued challenge in a rapidly evolving creative endeavor. I very much look forward to creating a mutually beneficial working relationship with the suitable group of people. I am loyal and seek only to enjoy the creative process while earning a comfortable living.

Short Resume'

Primary Skill - ability to successfully achieve a set goal with a minimun of time and resources expended

Secondary Skills - Executive Administration, Research & Development Specialist, Project Manager, Educator & Trainer, Online Publishing, Nuclear Regulatory Compliance & Surveillance

Areas of Expertise - Neurosciense, Alternative Medicine, Materials Recycling, Hazardous Materials, Specifications & Procurement, Assembly & Manufacturing, Occupational Training

Education - BA Zoology (1965), MA Biology(1968), MAOM Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (2007), Doctorate Behavioral Biology (1974)

Work Settings

1. College teaching labratories & courses. Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX 1962-1964, U. of North Texas, Denton, 1965-1968, U. of Kansas, 1969-1975, U. of Colorado, 1980, San Antonio Community College System, 1998-2000, U. of Phoenix, 2005-2006

2. Rocky Mountain Smelting & Refining, Boulder, Co (1980) - developed protocols for smelting & refining, Haz/Mat handling and disposal; wrote & taught work instructions for same; supervised operations

3. Storage Technology Corporation, Louisville, Co (1982) - assisted the manufacturing team in the production of thin-film read/write heads for disk drives by bringing the percentage of usable heads up from 45% to 98%. Developed a novel means for the manipulation of iron deposits by the utilization of ferric nitrate. Successfully assisted a team effort to improve several work procedures

4. University of Hawa'i, Manoa Campus (1987-1996) - As visiting Scientist, refined an assay for the determination of Serotonin at femtMolar levels in 4 hours and results overnight to 1 1/4 hours and results overnight, surveyed the littoral shoreline of O'ahu for novel microorganisms that possibly could posses anti-microbial activity, determined the anti-microbial activity of an algal membrane lipid, assisted in the determination of Gynko biloa extracts in the aleviation of Tri-Alkyl-Tin poisoning of brain neurons and determined that in order to prevent oxidation and darkening of potatoe products, that processing should be done in a 100% nitrogen atmosphere

5. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, PHNS, Honolulu, HI (1989-1996) - wrote the history of Environmental Monitering by the Radiological Controls Division from 1954 to 1995, developed a novel technique for the recovery of liquids generated during work evolutions, developed a novel technique to cool the local area of work evolutions in hazardous environments, discovered a serious flaw in the construction of filters used in work evolutions and developed a solution in conjunction with commercial entities that was adopted Navy wide, developed a novel means to remove radionuclides from aqueous solutions by electrowinnowing, wrote a complete revision of the Glove-Bag Procedure for the Nuclear Power Manual, wrote the specifications for new equipment to be used in work evolutions, forwarded to the Office of Naval Research a novel means to fascilitate the flushing of piping components of the NNPP, developed and wrote procedures for the handling of Haz/Mat in the Shipyard

6. Block Institute for Astrobiological Studies, Weaverville, NC (2007-2015) - Managing Director, demonstrated that Peripheral Neuropathy is the common ground between Eastern & Western medicine, developed novel techniques for the construction of a cypher, developed a protocol for working with the human body-field, online publishing of the www.diamondhead.net & www.journalinformationalmedicine.org websites.

Expanded Resume'

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, October 1974
Major in Behavioral Biology (Physiology, Medicinal Chemistry and Entomology)

M.A., North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, August 1968
Major in Biology (Parasitology and Radiation Biology)
Minor in Chemistry

Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
American College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Houston, Texas, May 2007

B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, August 1965
Major in Zoology (Mammalian Physiology)
Minor in Chemistry

DIPLOMATIC EXPERIENCE

Charge d’Affaires, Honorary Consulate-General for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Honolulu, HI 1996-2002

Honorary Vice-Consul, Honorary Consulate-General for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Honolulu, HI 2000-2002

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty Member:

  1. Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Fall Semester 1970, Freshman Biology and Gross Human Anatomy Laboratories
  2. Tai Hsuan College of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Honolulu, HI, Fall Semester 1993 through Spring Semester 1995, Anatomy and Physiology I and II Lecture

Adjunct Faculty:

  1. Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Texas, Spring Semester 2000-Fall Semester 2000, Biology I & II, Disease Transmission in Third World Countries, Medical Terminology, Environmental Health, Basic Field Sanitation, Man & His Environment.
  2. San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas, Fall 2000-Biology I, Spring 2001-Biology II
  3. Palo Alto College, San Antonio, Texas, Fall 2001-Biology II

Facilitator: Univ. of Phoenix, Houston Campus, Houston, Texas, Fall 2004 - Spring 2007, Environmental Issues & Ethics

Teaching Assistant: Lower division and upper division student laboratories from 1966 to 1985. Texas Lutheran College, North Texas State Univ., Univ. of Kansas and Univ. of Colorado

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

  1. Scientist, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. July 1999 to September 1999, Determination of MIC and MIC90% for long chain fatty acids derived from freshwater algae
  2. Scientist, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. May 1997 to September 1997, Refinement of a femtoMolar assay for Serotonin in biological fluids
  3. Scientist, Mt. Albert Research Centre, Dept. of Scientific and Industrial Research, Auckland, New Zealand. July 1975 to July 1978. Feeding behavior and physiology of larval insect pasture pests
  4. Associate, Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. November 1998 to September 1999, Search for novel antimicrobials from the marine environment of the Hawaiian Islands
  5. Associate, Dept. of Biochemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. February 1988 to July 1988, Investigations into the effects of Tri-Alkyl Tin compounds on brain metabolism of rats and agents to alleviate the adverse affects of Tri-Alkyl Tin on their neurophysiology
  6. Associate, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. February 1975 to June 1975, Investigations on the extension of Blood Bank shelf life for blood platelet concentrates
  7. Assistant, Dept. of Biochemistry, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. June 1974 to September 1974, Response of serum and adipocyte lipase activity in rats to hormonal and amino acid injection
  8. Assistant, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. June 1974 to September 1974, Photography of the poisonous and medicinal plants of the Midwest for the development of a course entitled "Medicinal Plants of the Midwest"
  9. Assistant, Dept. of Medicinal Chemistry, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. June 1973 to January 1974, Cytokinin studies on tobacco callus tissue
  10. Assistant, Dept. of Physiology and Cell Biology, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. October 1972 to June 1973, Ethometric analysis of Periplaneta americana antennal receptor function in relation to axoplasmic transport in olfactory sensilla
  11. Assistant, Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game Commission, Hays, KS. June 1971 to September 1971, Limnological survey of Cedar Bluff Reservoir to determine the physical, chemical and biological factors which may have been responsible for food availability problems to the fish population
  12. Assistant, Dept. of Biology, Texas Woman’s Univ., Denton, TX. September 1968 to September 1969, Basic research in the electrochromatographic separation of human blood proteins
  13. Assistant, Dept. of Biology, North Texas State Univ., Denton, TX. September 1966 to January 1967, Stereotaxic implantation of intracerebral electrodes and post mortum determination of lesion
  14. Assistant, Dept. of Zoology, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX. October 1964 to February 1965, Action of estradiol on the cells of the rat uterus

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

  1. System Technician IV/QTA in BNS, Time-Warner Cable Division, San Antonio, TX. February 2002 to May2003. Install cable from feeder lines to and within the customer's house for cable TV and high-speed data, customer service Quality Team Associate in Broadband Network Services.
  2. Technical Coordinator, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, HI. December 1994 to September 1996. Assistant to the Manager of the Hazardous Materials/Recycling Programs in technical and regulatory matters, maintained regulatory literature, developed HazMat training courses and trained personnel. Conducted environmental surveys and surveillance.
  3. Physical Science Technician, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, HI. November 1988 to December 1994, Performed duties as Radiation Control Technician for the Radiological Controls Office, developed radiological procedures, developed procedures for the purchase of materials used in the performance of radiological work, performed radiological surveillance.
  4. Consultant, Various location in the U.S.A. 1979 to 1999, Performed contractual duties such as Environmental Monitoring, Fiber-Optic Installations, R & D for Biotechnology Firms, Technical Writing, QA for Computer Manufacturing Firms, Telemarketing and Occupational Training.
  5. Engineering Technician III, StorTek, Louisville, CO. September 1983 to November 1984, Oversaw the chemical processing and dimension analysis of the manufacture of thin film read/write heads for disk drives as head of engineering support on second shift, solved problems on the line and interfaced with other sections to solve problems.
  6. Chemical Engineer, Rocky Mountain Smelting and Refining, Inc., Boulder, CO. January 1980 to August 1983, Plant Manager and Chemist, developed processing and HazMat procedures and trained personnel

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. "Ethometric Analysis Of Receptor Function in Cockroaches", 1974, E. F. Block IV and W. J. Bell, Journal Of Insect Physiology, vol. 20, pp. 993-1003.
  2. "Two New Tryptophane Metabolites Of The American Cockroach", 1974, E. F. Block IV and J. D. McChesney, Journal Of Insect Physiology, vol. 20. pp. 1683-1686.
  3. "The Role Of Protein In Insect Olfaction", 1976, E. F. Block IV, Biological Reviews, Sunya Publications, Lafayette, CO.
  4. "Mechanism of Triethyltin Bromide-Induced Neurotoxicity", 1988, Society for Neuroscience Abstract.
  5. "A Rapid, Simple, Low-Cost Radioreceptor Assay for Serotonin with femtoMolar Sensitivity", 1997, E. F. Block, http://diamondhead.net/assay.htm
  6. "The Astrological Matrix and the Neurobiology of Human Behavior", 2001, E. F. Block, http://diamondhead.net/amnhb.htm
  7. "A Proposed Complete Theoretical Basis For Human Behavioral Expression", 2003, E. F. Block, http://diamondhead.net/pctbhbe.htm
  8. "TCM Dampness and Food Therapy", 2008. E. F. Block, Acupuncture Today, Vol. 9, Issue 4
  9. "The Human Body-Field", 2009, E. F. Block, http://www.journalinformationalmedicine.org/hbf.htm
  10. "Some Biological Implications of the Geirtz Shift", 2015, E. F. Block, http://www.journalinformationalmedicine.org/bigs.htm

CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Counseling Hypnotherapy, 200 hour Certificate, Orca Institute, Vancouver, BC, October 2002
  2. Laser Therapy, Healing Light Seminars, 2006
  3. Diplomate in Acupuncture, NCCAOM, 2007
  4. Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM, 2007
  5. Electronics Technician, 1000 hours Certificate, Boulder Valley Schools, Boulder, CO, March 1986.
  6. Fiber-Optic Technician, 50 hours Certificate, Fiber Star Communications, Fort Collins, CO, March 1986.
  7. Webpage Development, 6 hours Certificate, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI, July 1995.
  8. Hazardous Waste Management 24 Hour RCRA Compliance Course, HazTrain, Inc., Pearl Harbor, HI, September 1995
  9. Defense Demilitarization Program Course, U.S. Army, Logistics Management College, 40 hours Certificate, Pearl Harbor, HI, March 1996.
  10. Hazardous Waste Operations, EnviroServices & Training Center, 40 hour Certificate, Pearl Harbor, HI, May 1996.
  11. Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Technician Level, 8 hour Refresher, Pearl Harbor, HI, June 1996.
  12. Utility Pole Climbing Certificate, Time Warner Cable, San Antonio, TX, February 2002.
  13. System Technician IV & PC Technician, Time Warner Cable, San Antonio, TX, March 2002.
  14. Common Task Qualification Training/Broadband Network Services Quality Team Associate, Time Warner Cable, San Antonio, TX, Feb. 2003.
  15. NCCAOM PDA provider number ACHB 724

SKILLS, EQUIPMENT, METHODOLOGY

  1. Assays: RNA/DNA, Serotonin, Protein, MIC & MIC90%
  2. Chromatography: GC, HPLC, TLC, Paper, Column
  3. Electrophoresis: Liquid-High Voltage, PAGE
  4. Electrochromatography: Equipment Design, Blood Protein Separations
  5. Microscopy: Light, TEM
  6. Spectrophotometry: NMR, UV, IR, Microdensitometer
  7. Cell Fractionation: Tissue Homogenation and Ultracentrifugation
  8. Tissue Culture: Chicken Fibroblasts, Soybean and Tobacco Callus
  9. Microbial Cultivation: Bacteria, Actinomycetes, Fungi
  10. Radioisotope: C-14, H-3, S-35, both Scintillation and Autoradiography
  11. Metabolic Inhibitors: Cyclohexamide, Colchicine, Vinblastin, Vincristin, NEM, Streptomycin, Tetracycline, Erythromycin, Vancomycin, Ampicillin
  12. Plant Engineering: Design, Fabrication, Materials Control
  13. Process Control: Testing, Monitoring, Equipment Certification, Documentation, Q.A. Receiving Inspection
  14. Computer: HTML programming & webpage development, Windows environment, DOS, maintenance and trouble-shooting, building and upgrades

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. Eagle Scout, 1958; Order of the Arrow, 1958; Silver Award in Exploring, 1960
  2. Pelican Boys State, 1960, Bossier High School, Bossier City, LA
  3. Science Camp, Summer 1959, Biloxi, MS
  4. StorTek Value Improvement Process Awards: 1/84, 4/84, 6/84
  5. PHNS Special Act or Service Award, 1/91
  6. PHNS Beneficial Suggestions: Q90-218, Q94-012
  7. PHNS On-The-Spot-Award, 11/92

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