Daniel Totten
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Daniel Totten

Techdegree Graduate

Pittsburgh, PA

Current biology postdoctoral research associate seeking to change my career. Hobbies include video games, craft projects (knitting and cross stitch), reading, and hiking. Currently enjoying life with my husband and two wonderful puppies.

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Skills & Experience

  • Company

    University of Pittsburgh

  • Job Title

    Postdoctoral Research Associate

  • Spoken Languages

    • English
  • Publications

    • "Photoacoustically-guided photothermal killing of mosquitoes targeted by nanoparticles"
    • "Targeting gene expression to the female larval fat body of transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes"
  • Looking for work

    Yes

191 Achievements

  • The Django Admin
  • Python Slices
  • Python Lists
  • Build an Application
  • Using Lists
  • Meet Lists
  • All Together Now
  • Functions and Looping
  • Types and Branching
  • Meet Python
  • PHP Inventory
  • PHP Includes
  • PHP Internal Functions
  • PHP Returns & Closures
  • PHP Functions Basics
  • PHP Loops
  • PHP Arrays
  • PHP Conditionals
  • PHP on the Web
  • Daily Exercise Program
  • Unit Converter
  • Getting to Know PHP
  • Building Forms With Bootstrap
  • Using Bootstrap Components
  • Responsive Layouts With the Bootstrap Grid
  • Getting to Know Bootstrap 4
  • Recursion and Space Complexity
  • Algorithms in Code
  • Time Complexity
  • Playing a Counting Game
  • Express Middleware
  • Sessions and Cookies
  • User Registration and Login
  • What is Authentication?
  • Completing and Testing the API
  • Communicating with Mongo Through Mongoose
  • Modeling Data for the API
  • Building API Routes in Express
  • Building a REST Service
  • Go Further With Mongo
  • 5 Star Techdegree Reviewer
  • Working With Collections
  • Understanding MongoDB
  • Getting Started with MongoDB
  • Getting the REST You Need 2
  • Date and Time Functions
  • Aggregate and Numeric Functions
  • Working with Text
  • Ordering, Limiting and Paging Results
  • Handling Errors When Manipulating Data
  • Careers in the Tech Industry
  • Deleting Data from a Database
  • Updating Data in a Database
  • Adding Data to a Database
  • Self-Assessment
  • Finding the Data You Want
  • Getting Data from a Database
  • Building Your Resume
  • Data, Databases and SQL
  • Going Further with Routing
  • Navigating, Nesting and Redirecting Routes
  • Getting Started with React Router
  • 1st Techdegree Peer Review
  • React Component Patterns
  • Stateful Components and Lifecycle Methods
  • Managing State and Data Flow
  • Build Modular Interfaces with Components
  • Stateful Components
  • Introducing Props
  • Thinking in Components
  • First Steps in React
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Events
  • Introducing Scrum
  • What is Agile?
  • Improving your Gulp Workflow
  • Compile Sass with Gulp
  • Gulp your JavaScript workflow!
  • Welcome to Gulp.js
  • Add Reusable Logic to Your Sass
  • Write Smart and Efficient CSS with Sass
  • Improve Your Workflow with Sass
  • Getting Started with Sass
  • Next Steps
  • Improving Our Tests
  • Behavior Driven Development with Mocha & Chai
  • Introducing Unit Testing
  • Serving Static Files in Express
  • Applying Express Knowledge
  • Middleware
  • Deeper into Routing with Express
  • Using Templates with Express
  • Getting Started with Express
  • Get Involved in Open Source
  •  Create a Web Presence on GitHub
  •  Working on a Team
  • Working By Yourself
  • Hello, GitHub!
  • Updating and Uninstalling Packages with npm
  • Installing Packages with npm
  • What is npm?
  • HTTP Methods and Headers
  • Creating a Basic Template Engine in Node.js
  • Handling Routes in Node.js
  • Creating a Simple Server in Node.js
  • Creating a Command Line Weather Application
  • Handling Errors in Node
  • Getting Data From an API With Node
  • Introduction to Node.js
  • Classes
  • Objects and New Collection Types
  • The Cooler Parts of ES2015
  • ES2015 Basics
  • AJAX and APIs
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • Programming AJAX
  • AJAX Concepts
  • GET and POST Requests in a Browser
  • Introduction to HTTP
  • GitHub and Other Remote Repositories
  • Managing Committed Files
  • First Commits
  • Adding the Game Logic
  • Making the Game Interactive
  • Rendering the Game
  •  Building Constructor Methods and Generating Objects
  • Introducing 'Four in a Row'
  • Adding 3D Effects with CSS
  • Getting Started with CSS Transforms
  • Transition Timing Functions and Delays
  • Getting Started with CSS Transitions
  • Creating an SVG
  • Introduction to SVG
  • Combining Array Methods
  • Array Manipulation
  • Array Iteration
  • Callbacks and the DOM
  • Callbacks with Timers
  • Introduction to Callback Functions
  • Practicing Object Basics
  • Getters and Setters
  • Working with Classes in JavaScript
  • Object Basics
  • Introduction to Object-Oriented JavaScript
  • Improving the Application Code
  • Editing and Filtering Names
  • Adding and Removing Names
  • Choosing Options
  • Organizing Forms
  • Form Basics
  • Advanced Selectors
  • Going Further with Attribute Selectors and Pseudo-Classes
  • Selectors - Beyond the Basics
  • Using a jQuery Carousel
  • Add a Sticky Navigation Bar
  • Introducing jQuery Plugins
  • Working with jQuery Collections (2017)
  • Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal (2017)
  • Introducing jQuery (2017)
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Designing with the Latest Features
  • Basic Layout
  • The Box Model
  • Understanding Values and Units
  • Basic Selectors
  • Getting Started with CSS
  • Traversing the DOM
  • Responding to User Interaction
  • Making Changes to the DOM
  • Getting a Handle on the DOM
  • The Browser Environment
  • Create Function Using Arrow Syntax
  • Using Template Literals
  • Defining Variables With let and const
  • JavaScript Objects
  • JavaScript Arrays
  • JavaScript Loops
  • JavaScript Functions
  • JavaScript Conditional Statements
  • JavaScript Numbers
  • JavaScript Variables
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • JavaScript Tools and Workflows
  • JavaScript is Everywhere
  • Adding a New Web Page
  • Make It Beautiful with CSS
  • HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications
  • Getting Familiar with HTML and CSS
  • Finishing the Game
  • Introducing JavaScript
  • Newbie