I am a veterinarian and scientist with 5+ years of research experience in reproduction biology, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. I am FELASA Certified-Laboratory Animal Science Specialist (type-C) from the Ghent University, Belgium and also undergoing certification from Copenhagen University, Denmark (Labvet Europe FELASA type-D). Currently, I am engaged with Ph.D. research in medical sciences with the focus on male (in)fertility of pre-pubertal cancer patients using a mouse as an animal model. Moreover, I am also assisting two other international projects in collaboration with the Ph.D. researchers from Munster (Germany) and Edinburg (UK). I am expecting to defend my Ph.D. by the end of December 2017. Pharma-industry based pre-clinical research would be my next career move with sound technical knowledge, perseverance and strong interpersonal skills.
Since January 2017
International Awareness Ambassador
Since June 2016
Engaged in spreading the word about an entrepreneurial program called "Jagriti Yatra" active in India and attracting potential talent towards it.
Since September 2014
At Biology of Testis (BITE) lab, I am currently looking after improving the efficiency of the spermatogonial stem cell transplantation (SSCT) technique in mice. SSCT is the ray of hope for preserving the fertility of prepubertal boys undergoing cancer treatments.
December 2013 --- August 2014
I was engaged in routine health check-up, vaccination, and treatment of dogs, cats, and birds.
Senior Research Fellow
October 2012 --- November 2013
I worked in the project “Development of transgenic goat for the production of human lactoferrin”. I was engaged with a routine animal husbandry practices for goat species, semen collection and in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
December 2012 --- January 2013
Jagriti Yatra is an ambitious train journey of discovery and transformation that takes hundreds of India's highly motivated youth on a 15-day national odyssey. The aim is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship. Jagriti Yatra is one of the key strands of Jagriti to create national awareness about this program, and to build leaders who will follow the path of enterprise led development in their lives.
AdaptabilityAnalytical thinkingAssertivenessAuthenticityCollaborationCoordinationCreative thinkingCritical thinkingDiligenceEfficiencyFlexibilityKindnessOptimismProblem solvingResponsibilityTrust
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Create SOPs Guide students Interpret data Monitor a clinical study Search literature on clinical trials Technology research Write papers
Labvet Europe in Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine from Københavns Universitet in 2018
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Medical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2017
M.V.Sc in Animal Biotechnology from National Dairy Research Institute in 2012
B.V.Sc & A.H. in Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General from Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University in 2010
Training and Certification
Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade (Fundamental English Writing) Certification
Drug Discovery Certification
Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression Certification
Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology) Certification
Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence Certification
Laboratory Animal Husbandry Certification
MIA- Mouse Imaging Academy 2016 Certification
Online course in laboratory animal science Certification
Writing in the Sciences Certification