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Chicago, Illinois, 60660, United States
March 03, 2011

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Chicago, IL 60660 U.S.A.

Current Occupation

Graduate Student, Master of Business Administration, August 2009-May 2011

Loyola University Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL

Emphasis: Finance

Professional Appointments

Part-Time Undergraduate Chemistry Instructor, January 2010-May 2011

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Department of Chemistry

Primary Role: Teach, tutor and supervise undergraduate chemistry

laboratory courses

Post Doctoral Research, 2006 - 2009

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology

Primary Project: 1) Analysis of the regulation of leukemic fusion

proteins, namely MLL-AF4 and MLL-AF5q31, involved in Acute

Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Acute Myeloid Leukemia through novel

techniques 2) Development of siRNA to inhibit expression of leukemic

fusion proteins to examine pathways of leukemic transformation of

normal hematpoietic progenitor cells. 3) Overcoming critical hurdles

in the cellular delivery and stabilization of viable siRNA based drugs


PhD in Chemistry, December 2005

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Emphasis: Protein Biochemistry

Dissertation Title: Synthesis and Characterization of In Vitro,

Covalent 1:1 Cytochrome c Peroxidase - Cytochrome c Complexes

Research Advisors: Dr. James E. Erman and Dr. Lidia B. Vitello

Master of Science, June 1998

Devi Ahilya University, India - P.M.B. Gujarati Science College and School

of Biochemistry

Major: Biochemistry Emphasis: Microbiology


Teaching Experience and Awards

Ph.D. Student/ Teaching Assistant, August 2000 - December 2005

Northern Illinois University - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

. Taught and supervised Introductory Chemistry laboratory courses

. Taught and supervised upper division Biochemistry laboratory course

. Recipient of 2004 Kevin Cull Memorial Teaching Award based on

evaluations of students and faculty members

. Recipient of 2005 Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award based on

evaluation of overall research progress and academic performance

Professional Activities

Student Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Society - 2002-2005

Associate Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Society- 2005-2010

Research poster presentation at ASBMB Conference, Boston MA, June 2004 and

Northwestern University Research Expo, Northwestern University, Chicago IL,

March 2005

Poster Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Covalent Cytochrome c

Peroxidase - Cytochrome c Complexes


1. Characterization of Four Covalently-Linked Yeast Cytochrome c -

Cytochrome c Peroxidase Complexes: Evidence for Electrostatic

Interaction between Bound Cytochrome c Molecules.

Siddhartha Nakani, Lidia B. Vitello, James E. Erman

Biochemistry; 2006, 14371-78, Vol. 45

2. Characterization of a Covalently-Linked Yeast Cytochrome c -

Cytochrome c Peroxidase Complex: Evidence for a Single, Catalytically

Active Cytochrome c Binding Site on Cytochrome c Peroxidase.

Siddhartha Nakani, Thanarat Viriyakul, Robert Mitchell, Lidia B.

Vitello, and James E. Erman

Biochemistry; 2006, 9887-93, Vol. 45

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