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• Experienced research scientist with a background in cell based high content small molecule screen, assay development, human ESCs & iPSCs based disease modeling, precise genome editing (PGE) via CRISPR/Cas9. • Leading & management of projects and external collaborations. • Proficient in techniques in cellular and molecular biology, neurobiology, cardiology, microscopy & virology. • Excellent verbal and written skills, strong interpersonal and team work skills. Fluency in English. • Associate Editor/Editorial Board Member of journal “Stem Cell Research & Therapeutics”.


Current Experience

  • Senior Research Scientist/Senior Cell Biologist
    Since August 2015
    Group focused on Reagent & assay development and disease modeling using human stem cells and iPSCs. • Generated several transgenic human iPS cell lines through precise genome edition using CRISPR/Cas9 & ObliGaRe to support drug discovery programs in neuroscience, cardiovascular & metabolic disease area (diabetes). • Lead & managed AstraZeneca collaboration with stemBANCC & EBiSC consortium. • Established efficient methods to differentiate iPSCs into CPCs, EPDCs & Cardiomyocytes.

Past Experience

  • Senior Scientist
    June 2014 --- August 2015
    Group focused on assay development and disease modeling using human stem cells and iPSCs. Senior Scientist • Established human stem cell and iPSCs platform to support various programmes including ALS, SMA & HD. • Developed multiple cell-based assays using stem cells, iPSCs and rodent primary cells. • Trained several scientists at biopolis and several other GSK R&D sites.

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    November 2010 --- June 2014
    Lab focused on drug discovery and disease modeling using human ESCs & human iPSCs. Postdoctoral researcher • Research focused on developing novel therapeutics for ALS disease through high content small molecule screen using motor neurons derived from embryonic stem cells (ESCs). • Modeling ALS disease using human ESCs and human patient derived iPSCs. • Used molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture, histology, flow cytometry, virology and imaging techniques extensively. Manages mouse colony. • Wrote postdoctoral fellowship, trained undergraduates student and technicians in various techniques. • Trained and supervised undergrads for dissertation project.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    November 2009 --- October 2010
    Lab focused on understanding zebrafish ciliogenesis. Postdoctoral fellow • Research focused on creating stable transgenic zebrafish lines for intra-flagellar transport (IFT) genes. • Used gene delivery, molecular biology, histology and imaging techniques very extensively. Manages zebrafish facility.


LinkedIn Assessment :
Fluorescence MicroscopyIn Vitromolecular biologyBiochemistryWestern BlottingNeuroscienceCellqPCRMolecular CloningMicrobiologyELISAHuman ES cells & IPSCs cultureProtein PurificationPCRBiotechnologyElectron MicroscopyMutagenesisMolecular Biology techniquesHigh Content Screening-Lead & Managed projects and external collaborations-In vitro Pharmacology-Assay development-Electron Microscopy-Biochemistry Techniques


  • PhD in Neuroscience from National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon in 2010
  • MSc in Biotechnology from Deendayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University in 2002
  • BSc in Biology from St. Andrews College Gorakhpur in 1998

Area / Region

Gothenburg, Sweden


Driving License
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