Chris Abel Researcher and horticulturalist

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Chris Abel

341 Chapman Road · Keene, NH 03431 · (603) 903-3592 · ·



Bachelor of Arts


Keene State College, Keene, NH

Biology, minor in Chemistry, GPA 3.4

Dean’s List for 5 semesters


Keene High School, Keene, NH


June 2014

2-year Certificate in Horticulture

Cheshire Career Center, Keene, NH


Student Researcher


Keene State College, Keene, NH

Department of Biology

Mentor: Dr. Jason Pellettieri

Ÿ Review literature
Ÿ Design recipes & stock solution systems
Ÿ Analyze & interpret data
Ÿ Design posters & presentations
Ÿ Present findings at conferences
Ÿ Teach techniques to other lab members

Student Researcher

06/ 2015-09/2015
 Keene State College, Keene, NH

Department of Biology

Mentor: Dr. Kristen Porter-Utley

Ÿ Plant genomics     Ÿ prepared plant DNA samples     Ÿ molecular analysis

Ÿ Advanced Solution Prep
Ÿ Protocol Optimization
Ÿ pH and EC Management
Ÿ Sanitation
Ÿ Diagnosis of Plant Pathologies
Ÿ Data Management
Ÿ Microscopy & Photography
Ÿ Excel and PowerPoint
 International Planarian Meeting 2018

Morgridge Institute, Madison, WI

North American Planarian Meeting 2017

Woods Hole Marine Biology Lab

NH INBRE Conference 2017

Omni Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH

NH INBRE Conference 2016

Omni Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH

Independent Garden Contractor



Private Clients, Monadnock Region, NH

Ÿ Worked independently in completing projects
Ÿ Maintained garden integrity

Student Greenhouse Assistant


Cheshire Career Center, Keene, NH

Ÿ Assisted with greenhouse management
Ÿ Cloned plants from cuttings
Ÿ Prepared fertilizer solutions
Ÿ Helped w/ sales & customer service

Home Hydroponics

 341 Chapman Road, Keene, NH

Ÿ Install and Test a Variety of Sole Source Lighting Systems
Ÿ Optimize Nutrient Solution Recipes, adjust and maintain pH and EC
Ÿ Successfully Grow Lettuce and Swiss Chard in the Winter


09/2014-12/2018 BA in Biology and minor in Chemistry at Keene State College

GPA 3.4
Dean’s List for 5 semesters


06/2016-5/2019 Student Researcher at Dr. Jason Pellettieri at Keene State College Department of Biology

As an undergraduate, I gained three years of experience conducting NIH-funded research, designing experiments, optimizing protocols, analyzing data, and presenting at conferences. Previously, I earned a two-year certificate in horticulture in conjunction with my high school diploma (2014). During this time, I began developing a hobby hydroponic system to grow lettuce and swiss chard in the winter with sole-source lighting. Over the past six years, I’ve successfully grown vegetables using a variety of nutrient solutions and light sources.