Cindy Frickle

Cindy Frickle

Department of Earth Sciences

University of Minnesota

310 Pillsbury Drive SE

Minneapolis MN 55455



University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

            M.S. in Earth Sciences, expected, 2014

            B.S. in Geology, 2011

Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota

            A.A. in Liberal Arts with high honors, 2008



University of Minnesota Department of Earth Sciences Zoltai Graduate Fellowship, 2014

Geological Society of America Limnogeology Division Kerry Kelts Travel Award, 2014

University of Minnesota Dept of Geology & Geophysics Field Camp Scholarship, 2010

Normandale Academy of Math & Science Scholars, 2007-2008

Normandale Community College SciMath Scholars scholarship, 2007-2008



Master’s: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota,

2013-present, (adviser: Dr. Jake V. Bailey)

·       Immuno-magnetic separation of microorganisms using biomarker membrane lipids

Undergraduate: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2010-2011, (adviser: Dr. Jake V. Bailey)

·       Investigation of MreB cytoskeletal protein in the giant vacuolate bacterium, Thiomargarita namibiensis



Laboratory Technician, Bailey Geobiology Lab, University of Minnesota, 2012

Laboratory Technician, LacCore Lacustrine Core Facility, Minneapolis, 2010-2011; 2012

Student Worker, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, St. Paul, 2008-2009




Teaching Assistant: ESCI 3911 Introductory Field Geology, University of Minnesota, 2013-2014

·       Training students in geologic mapping, stratigraphy and structural geology

Teaching Assistant: ESCI 2203 Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, 2014

·       Teaching data collection, modeling, and application of sedimentary processes

Teaching Assistant: ESCI 1001 Earth and its Environments, University of Minnesota, 2010-2011; 2013

·       Curating and teaching introductory-level lab directed towards non-majors

Teaching Assistant: ESCI 3003 Geohazards, University of Minnesota, 2013

·       Grading homework assignments

Teaching Assistant: Lycée Gustave Courbet & Collège Vauban, Belfort, 2011-2012

·       Engaging secondary school students to practice English conversation skills



Microbial culture, serologic, and immunologic techniques

Extraction, gel electrophoresis, hybridization, and amplification of genetic material

Optical, fluorescent, and petrographic microscopy

Lacustrine sediment coring and description

Geologic and hydrogeologic mapping and surveying; water sampling

Wetland plant and invertebrate sampling and identification

Proficiency in ArcGIS, Excel, MatLab, and data management



Treasurer, University of Minnesota Geological Society (GeoClub), 2010

Tutor, University of Minnesota McNamara Academic Center, 2008

Peer Mentor, Normandale Community College, 2008

Admissions Receptionist, Normandale Community College, 2006-2007

External Relations Student Worker, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, 2006



Frickle, C.M. and Bailey, J.V. Lipid-based immuno-magnetic capture and isolation of environmental microorganisms, SACNAS 2014 (accepted).



American Geophysical Union

Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science