Samuel M. Pro

Samuel M. Pro, President

Wrightwood Technologies Inc.
3440 S Dearborn St.
Suite 242
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-238-9512
Fax: 312-376-8905
spro@wrightwoodtech.com

Table of Contents

Education
Professional Experience
Research Expertise, Interests, and Skills
Publications and Presentations
Awards, Achievements, and Recognitions
Projects
Organizations/Leadership
Teaching
News/Media Coverage

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (with honors)
GPA: 3.44 awarded May 07, 2006

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Wrightwood Technologies Inc. , Chicago, IL.
June 2006 - Present
President
Business development, management, accounting, design and development of infrastructure, public/media relations, marketing...

UIC Institute for Tuberculosis Research, Chicago, IL.
January 2004 – June 2006
IT Specialist/Natural Products Researcher
Data mining and data management in natural products drug discovery and research, troubleshooting complex lab equipment, maintain 24 workstations, administrate Linux file/web/mail servers, general tech advisor/administrator for entire department.

UIC College of Pharmacy (ITU), Chicago, IL.
August 2001 – May 2002 and August 2002 – January 2004
Help Desk Technician/Network Manager
Respond to help desk calls, install, maintain, configure systems; worked to improve service and response time; in charge of maintaining and upgrading LAN of ~400 nodes, intrusion detection, and auditing.

William and Mary Computer, Inc., Rock Falls, IL
May 2000 – August 2001 and May 2002 – August 2002
Service Manager/Technician
Supervised service technicians, quality control; built new systems, in-store/on location (hardware/software) troubleshooting, service and repair; design, implementation and configuring of small networks; phone support, customer relations (Sales, billing, etc.).

RESEARCH EXPERTISE, INTERESTS AND SKILLS

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Journal Articles

COUNTERCURRENT SEPARATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

G. Pauli, S. Pro, J. Friesen
Journal of Natural Products

ANGELICA SINENSIS AND ITS ALKYLPHTHALIDES INDUCE THE DETOXIFICATION ENZYME NAD(P)H: QUIONE OXIDOREDUCTASE 1 BY ALKYLATING KEAP1
B. Dietz, D. Liu, G. Hagos, P. Yao, A. Schinkovitz, S. Pro, S. Deng, N. Farnsworth, G. Pauli, R. vanBreeman, J. Bolton
Chemical Research in Toxicology

THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE LIGUSTILIDE COMPLEX
A. Schinkovitz, S. Pro, M. Main, S. Chen, B. Jaki, D. Lankin, G. Pauli
Journal of Natural Products


Talks/Presentations

EVALUATION OF THE ANTI-TB POTENTIAL OF BRYOPHYTES
A. Schinkovitz, J. Scher, J. Zapp, H. Becker H, Y. Wang Y, S. Franzblau, B. Cran-dall-Stotler, R. Stotler, S. Pro, G. Pauli
Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Plant Re-search, Graz (Austria), September 2007

THE STABILITY OF LIGUSTILIDE AND ITS RELEVANCE FOR THE BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF ANGELICA BOTANICALS
A. Schinkovitz, B. Dietz, S. Deng, S.-N. Chen, S. Pro, D. Lankin, D., Nikolic, R.B. van Breemen, J.L. Bolton, N. Farnsworth, G. Pauli
Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Plant Re-search, Graz (Austria), September 2007

ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS NATURAL PRODUCTS IN GALANGAL (ALPINIA OFFICINARUM) AND GINGER (ZINGIBER OFFICINALE)
J.B. Friesen, S. Pro, Y. Wang, S. Franzblau, G. Pauli
American Society of Pharmacognosy 47th Annual Meeting, Arlington VA, Aug 5-9, 2006

Posters

STRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTI-TB ACTIVE PRINCIPLES FROM THE ETHNOBOTANICAL OPLOPANAX HORRIDUS
T. Inui, Y. Wang, S. Pro, S.-H. Cho, D. Smith, S. Franzblau, G. Pauli
American Society of Pharmacognosy 48th Annual Meeting, Portland, ME, July, 2006

ANTI-TB CONSTITUENTS FROM DRACAENA ANGUSTIFOLIA: NEW METHODS TO EXPEDITE CONCLUSIVE BIOASSAY-GUIDED FRACTIONATION
R.J. Case, Y. Wang, T. Inui, S. Cho, S.G. Franzblau, D.D. Soejarto, P. Piskaut, L. Matainaho, S. Pro, G.F. Pauli
American Society of Pharmacognosy 47th Annual Meeting, Arlington VA, Aug 5-9, 2006

THE STABILITY OF LIGUSTILIDE AND ITS RELEVANCE FOR THE BIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF ANGELICA
A. Schinkovitz, B. Dietz, S. Deng, S.-N. Chen, S. Pro, D. Lankin, D., Nikolic, R. van Breemen, J. Bolton, N. Farnsworth, G. Pauli
American Society of Pharmacognosy 47th Annual Meeting, Arlington VA, Aug 5-9, 2006

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS, AND RECOGNITIONS

Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, Urbana, IL
March 2006
1st place

Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, Urbana, IL
March 2006
"Most Innovative Design" Award

IEEE Future Energy Challenge, Boulder, CO
August 2005
3rd place
(world-wide)

UIC Computer Science Departmental Scholarship, Chicago, IL
March 2005

Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, Urbana, IL
March 2005
"Most Creative Design" Award

Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, Urbana, IL
March 2005
4th place

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Chicago, IL
January 2004
Honorary Lifetime Membership


Olive and Alfred L. Kuehn Scholarship, Chicago, IL
February 2003

PHI ETA SIGMA Honor Society, Chicago, IL
August 2002
Honorary Member

PROJECTS

Autonomous Robotics System, Chicago, IL.
Prototyped, designed, implemented and tested a complex computer controlled robot for robotics competition, which won a prize for “Most Innovative Design”.
April 2005 – March 2006

Telecontrolled Robotics System, Chicago, IL.
Helped prototype, design, implement and test a telecontrolled robot for robotics competition, which won first place.
April 2005 – March 2006

IEEE Future Energy Challenge, Boulder, CO.
Headed human interface and DSP programming for fuel-cell inverter. Following strict constraints on efficiency, performance, weight, and size, this device interfaced hydrogen fuel-cells with the power grid. Received 3rd place in world-wide competition.
May 2004 – August 2005

Telecontrolled Robotics System, Chicago, IL.
Helped prototype, design, implement and test a telecontrolled robot for robotics competition, which won fourth place.
April 2004 – March 2005

Remote GC-MS Control System, Chicago, IL.
Implemented software and procedures for remote control and monitoring of GC-MS system through cellular telephone.
May 2004 – July 2004

WiFi-Based Robot Control System, Chicago, IL.
Design-phase of a control system for autonomous robot projects which allows for computing power to be lifted from the robot and located remotely.
Oct 2003 –

Urban WiFi Auditing, Chicago, IL
Developed, and partially implemented a method for discovering open 802.11b networks, determining out of them the most usable, then automatically detecting settings and connecting its own network to the internet through it.
July 2003 – Oct 2004

Network Intrusion Detection System, Chicago, IL.
Implemented a remotely accessible, Linux-based, network intrusion detection system with integrated vulnerability scanner.
May 2003 - June 2003

Text-to-Speech Hardware Solution, Sterling, IL.
Designed and implemented a text-to-speech box which takes a string of text inputted by a user over the web and outputs an audible reproduction.
January 2001 - April 2001

ORGANIZATIONS/LEADERSHIP

President – Wrightwood Technologies Inc.
Business development, management, accounting, design and development of infrastructure, public/media relations, marketing...
Founded 2006

President – Chicago Engineering Design Team
Build robots for competitions (Metal working, electronics, microcontroller programming, wireless communications, sensors, corporate relations, …)
Member since 2002

President - UIC Linux User Group
Focus on promoting and learning Linux and related technologies (Host of several sponsored events every year, to help spread the word about Linux)
Member since 2002 (founded)

Member – Association for Computing Machinery
General computer related organization with many events throughout the year.
Member since 2003

TEACHING

GC-MS Method Development, UIC, Chicago, IL
Three-session course for the training of new GC-MS users.
Jan 2006

Introduction to GC-MS, UIC, Chicago, IL
Three-session course for the training of new GC-MS users.
May 2005

NEWS/MEDIA COVERAGE

UIC NEWS
Robot Captures Design Contest
March 15, 2006