Since July 2014
Pursuing Postdoctoral Research in Center of Excellence in Experimental and Computational Developmental Biology, University of Helsinki. The main work deals with the analysis of hair placode and hair development. PhD from University of Leipzig, Germany in Cell & Developmental Biology. The main focus of my work is to generate keratin knockout mouse and check the role of keratin in maintaining skin integrity. Publications: 1. Roth, W., Kumar, V., Beer, H.-D., Richter, M.,Wohlenberg, C., Reuter, U., Thiering, S.,Staratschek-Jox, A., Hofmann, A., Kreusch, et al.(2012). Keratin 1 maintains skin integrity and participates in an inflammatory network in skin via interleukin-18. J. Cell Sci. 125, 5269-5279. 2. Janina Bär, Vinod Kumar, Wera Roth, Nicole Schwarz, Miriam Richter, Rudolf E. Leube, Thomas M. Magin (2013). Skin fragility and impaired desmosomal adhesion in mice lacking all keratins.J.Invest Dermatology 2013, Oct11
February 2009 --- June 2014
PhD from University of Leipzig, Germany in Cell & Developmental Biology. The main focus of my work is to generate keratin knockout mouse and check the role of keratin in maintaining skin integrity.
senior research associate
April 2004 --- December 2008
I was working as a Senior Research Associate in Cell Biology lab where the main focus was on Skin health.The group in Cell Biology including me have developed non invasive invivo and invitro techniques to identify markers for better skin. Obtained an international patent for identifying skin lightening molecule.
June 2003 --- January 2004
Worked in the Government of India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) sponsored project entitled “Identification and cloning of genes coding for Docosahexanoic acid (DHA) from a marine organism belonging to the family of Thraustochytrids” was the project of choice. The Project involved screening of cDNA library and construction of a BAC (Bacterial Artificial Chromosome) libraries.
AdaptabilityApproachabilityCommunicativeCreative thinkingEfficiencyInnovative thinkingInterest in knowledgeKindnessResponsibilityResult OrientedSelf-confidenceWillingness to compromise
Skills and Expertise
Develop protocols Molecular Diagnostics Technology research Report data Use a confocal microscopy Write papers Write protocolsAnalyse growth / improvement potentialAseptic techniquesAttend seminarsCell cultureConduct animal studiesConduct literature searches.Conduct research at universitiesCreate standard operating procedure (SOP)Execute scientific projectsManage research projectsManuscript reviewManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationOrganize scientific projects (in biology)Oversee the process of cell line generationpcrPublication of articlesR&DShipment of biological specimenSupervise techniciansTeach university studentsUse fluorescence microscopyWrite final reportsWrite papers
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Cell & Developmental Biology from University of Leipzig in 2014
Bachelor and Master of Science in Biotechnology from Bangalore University in 2003
Schooling in from St.Xavier's High School in 1994