specialties: Mammalian cell Engineering, molecular bio-processing, continuous perfusion cutlure, Cell Culture, cho cells - Bacteria - yeast - mice- c. elegans models, molecular biology, protein Biochemistry, recombinant Protein Expression, targeted Gene integration, Purification and Analysis, Analytical Chemistry, Medical Microbiology, Immunology, bio-iron Metabolism in neuro-degenerative diseases, anti microbial Peptides, Microscopy and Sequencing
Senior Post doctoral researcherMarch 2012 --- March 2014
neuronal and systemic iron Metabolism in normal and neurodegenerative diseases like (scjd, ad and pd) and the role of prion protein in iron Metabolism in transgenic mouse and Cell Culture models. iron transport Proteins, divalent metal transporters, protein-protein Interactions, live cell imaging with florescent labelled Proteins.
Research AssistantOctober 2007 --- January 2011
Bioengineering of lantibiotic lacticin 3147 - a two peptide lantibiotic investigated in to its molecular structure and functional Analysis, charged residues,post translational modifications, lanthionines and d-alanine formation using mutagenesis approach for generating a blue print for lantibiotic drug designing.
Research AssistantJune 2007 --- September 2007
cytokine, hormone & disease marker levels Analysis to determine the effect of putative novel treatments in ibd
CollaborationAdaptabilityCommunicativeCreative thinkingEfficiencyProblem solvingFlexibilityOptimismAuthenticity
Skills and Expertise
Analytical skills Develop protocols Guide students Interpret data Lab scale batches Molecular Diagnostics Report data Write papers Write protocolsAnalyze proteinCell culturecollaborate in research projects at universitiesCommunicate with investigatorCreate SOPsDesign protocolLead studiesPresent data at congressProvide trainingProvide technical supportR&D
Ph.D in Molecular Biology & Microbiology from University College Cork in 2010
M.Sc in Biotechnology from University College Cork in 2007
M.Sc in Medical Microbiology from Manipal University in 2002
B.SC in Biochemistry & Microbiology from Acharya Nagarjuna University in 1999