I am a Biologist, with experience in molecular biology, immunology, biotechnology, cancer research and cellular biology. During my PhD, I have worked on the role of Voltage-gated calcium channels in the deregulation of macroautophagy in Cardiomyocytes. I am experienced in writing and editing research articles and documentation. As a freelancer, I have edited and proofread theses and articles from students in Life Science. I have good social and communication skills that help me interact with people from various cultural and career backgrounds. I am proactive, have been a part of organizing committees at various levels. I have organized several educational and cultural events, during my Bachelors and Masters, where I was a member of the College Union. I am experienced in working in team as well as an individual in an international environment. My strengths are, I am detail-oriented and I have a constant drive for learning.
April 2010 --- November 2014
-Worked on the effect of pharmacological blockade of voltage-gated calcium channels on autophagy and unfolded protein response. -Worked on a project that involves examination of functional expression of VGCCs and their contribution of calcium ion influx and the effect on cell death in melanoma cells. -Performed Cell and Molecular biology and Biochemistry techniques extensively and have published articles in peer reviewed journals.
August 2009 --- January 2010
-Taught Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental studies for Masters students. -Conducted practical classes in Biochemistry and microbiology.
April 2007 --- June 2007
Worked on Cloning, Expression and Purification of Scorpion PLA2 protein. The gene introduced into pET28 vector was cloned using E.coli, and the expressed recombinant protein was purified by metal affinity chromatography and the purified protein was subjected to crystallization by hanging drop method.
AdaptabilityAttention to detailCreative thinkingCritical thinkingCommunicativeCollaborationEfficiencyFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeProblem solvingResponsibilityStrategic thinking
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Control data Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Molecular Diagnostics Report data Search literature on clinical trials Technology research Use a confocal microscopy Write papersAct as the main line of communication between the sponsor and the investigatorWriting regulatory documentsWrite protocolsWrite combined statistical and medical reportsWork with coordination and data management teamsWork collaboratively with the other members of the clinical research team Work under specific instructionsUse western blotting techniqueUse fluorescence microscopyUse laboratory techniquesUnderstand protocolsTranslate customer needs into analytical study proposal/protocolTeachingSearch literature on clinical trialsReview study protocolsReview protocolsReport dataRegulatory documentationR&DProtocol managementproject managementPrepare manuscriptPeople managementOral presentationOffice managementMonitor dataManuscript preparationManage budgetslifescienceInterpret dataGuide staffExecute scientific projects
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Molecular Biology from University of Lleida in 2014
Master's Degree in Zoology/Animal Biology from University of Madras in 2008
Bachelor in Animal science and Biotechnology from Bharathiar University in 2006
Training and Certification
Animal handling in 2011 Training
Research trainee at AIIMS, Delhi, India in 2007 Certification
Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)