Graduate Student Researcher with more than two years of research experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular oncology.Experience working with lab scale Bio Reactors and well acquainted with downstream unit operations. Seeking a Co-op/ full-time position in the Biotech Industry to gain valuable experience and apply acquired skills from the years of education, research projectsand industrial experience.
EDUCATIONNorthwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA expected June 2013 or earlierMaster of Science in Biotechnology CGPA: 3.827/4
Courses: Kinetics, Bioprocess Engineering and Bio Reactor Design, Bioprocess Engineering Lab (downstream processingand bioreactor set up), Managerial Challenges in Biotech and Pharma industries (Kellogg School of Management), AppliedStatistics for Research, Biotechnology Lab (Molecular cloning), Regulations in Drugs and Biologics, Bio-seperations
S.R.M. University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India May 2011Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology CGPA: 8.37/10
Hybrid course in Chemical Engineering and Biology to enable well rounded cognition of biotechnology practices and principles. Courses: Molecular Biology, Chemical process calculations, Mechanical Operations and Heat Transfer,Momentum Transfer, Thermodynamics, Mass Transfer, Instrumentation and Process Control, Bio-separation Technology,Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Enzyme Technology.
TECHNICAL SKILLSResearch Skills
: Working with lab scale mammalian and bacterial Bio Reactors, Cell Culrure, Molecular Cloning, FACS(Flow Cytometry), PCR, Western Blotting, Spectrophotometer Analysis, qRT-PCR, Fluorescent microscopy, Electronmicroscopy, Ion Exchange Chromatography.
: ‘C’ Language, MS Office, SPSS.
EXPERIENCEGraduate Research Asst., NorthShore University Hospital Res. Inst., Evanston, IL Jan. 2012 - current
Investigating the inhibition of centrosome duplication in pancreatic cancer cell lines and its therapeutic applications.
Maintained five pancreatic cancer cell lines and performed viability assays to examine the effect of microRNA transfectionand peptide treatments on the proliferation of the cancer and normal cells.
Undergraduate Research Asst., I.I.T Madras, Chennai, India January - May 2011
Studied the effect of PELP1 gene down-regulation on MCF 7 breast cancer cell lines and successfully cloned the 3’UTR of the human PELP1 gene in psi-check vector” as my final year dissertation.
Optimized the PCR for the maximum amplification of the gene, designed primers for the PCR and standardized the protocol by changing different parameters involved. Adept in molecular cloning techniques, microscopy and cell culture.
Intern, Panacea Biotech Company, Okhla Plant Delhi, India June 2010
Gained experience in the operations and production by assisting the production manager to perform production supervisionand co-ordination of the manufacturing of the product line of easy five injectable vaccine in accordance with the GMP andStandard Operating Procedure
Research Intern, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India June 2009
Identified the ratio of CD-4 and CD-8 receptors in normal human peripheral blood mono-nuclear cells and analyzed theFACS results with respect to the ones acquired for oral cancer patients.
Trainee, Bose Institute, Kolkata, India December 2008
Utilized the resources, equipment and techniques to enhance basic lab skills- Bradford’s protein estimation, gelelectrophoresis, SDS PAGE, accurate pipetting and microscopy
Trainee, Sawai Mansingh Hospital, Jaipur, India June 2008