Terry Wightman, A.A.S.
Terry Wightman graduated from The State University of New York at Alfred in 1995 with an Applied Associates of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. Terry started at the RHIC lab in August of 2007. Her career at the University of Rochester began in November of 2000 in the Infectious Disease Unit, retrovirology laboratory under Dr. Lisa Demeter. While in the retrovirology laboratory she worked primarily with HIV research as a lead technician in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group but also gained experience with a wide variety of clinical trials for various other human infectious diseases. Trial experience includes Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) vaccine, Herpes vaccines, various strains of influenza for vaccine purposes, smallpox vaccines, and anthrax vaccine studies. Terry has 7 years of clinical specimen management experience from database management to a variety of laboratory processing, quality control procedures, and training. She is certified by the Immune Tolerance Network for clinical specimen processing for ITN clinical trial material. In addition, Terry has been trained in Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and has a vast knowledge of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements. She is also International Air and Transport Association (IATA) certified for the shipping of any diagnostic or infectious substances. Terry’s main duties in the RHIC lab are Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell separation and isolation of CD19+ and CD14+ cell populations, 11 color flow cytometry, as well as the analysis of quality control data.