Marvin Rivera

M.S. Computer Science

B.S. Medical Laboratory Science


I'm a Laboratory Microbiologist currently working at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine (NYCDOHMH).

As I started working on my Masters of Science in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

I Graduated in December 2021 after working full-time in the HIV Department and part-time in the Mycobacteriology department while also supporting the COVID-19 testing efforts.

Laboratory Skills

- Sanger Sequencing
- Gel Electrophoresis
- NAAT / PCR Testing
 - Laboratory-developed multiplex / Real Time PCR
 - Automated Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) using Panther system
 - Biofire, Cepheid GeneXpert
- Microscopy (Gram, Auramine O, and Kinyoun staining)
- Microbiological culture-based methods (Isolation and Identification of Mycobacteria and General Bacteriology)
- Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing by Culture Methods
- Specimen and Supply Inventory Management
- Assay Validation and Verification
- Instrument and Pipette Calibrations
- Writing/Editing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
- Quality Control and Maintenance of Assays and Instruments


- Graduate Algorithms

- Network Security
 - Python / Assembly / HTML / CSS / Javascript

- Computer Networks
 - Python

- Software Architecture & Design
 - Java / NoSQL

- High Performance Computer Architecture
 - C / C++

- Database Systems Concepts & Design
 - Python / mySQL

- Video Game Design
 - Unity / C#

- Machine Learning for Trading
 - Python

- Artificial Intelligence for Robotics
 - Python

- Intro. to Operating Systems
 - C / C++