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Manager Assistant

South Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
January 22, 2018

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Samana Shrestha

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Apt. E523 401-***-****

Kingston, RI


I am a Ph.D. candidate, trained in physics teaching with research experience in biophysics. I seek a position where I can use my teaching skills and philosophy to enhance the teaching learning environment.


B.S. Physics, Tribhuvan University, 2001

M.S. Physics, Tribhuvan University, 2003

Ph.D. Physics, University of Rhode Island, 2018 (expected)-GPA 3.70/4.00

“Use of radiation in tumor killing by nanoparticles and in bio dosimeter using gene expression analysis”. Advisor: Prof. Michael Antosh


Stephen Letcher Scholarship

Schlumberger Foundation Fellowship Finalist

Graduate Student Association Scholarship

Published 3 papers with Nobel Laureate, Dr. Leon Cooper


Taught 5 different undergraduate labs at URI with topics including mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics, acoustics and optics (over 500 students).

Assisted in the project involved optics problem based learning to the undergraduate students

Supervised student projects

Provided weekly tutoring sessions

Teaching faculty for the undergraduate students for seven years.

Published two books “Physics Practical Handbook” for class XI (2007) and class XII (2012) by the publisher Nepal Education Foundation.


Guided 2 undergraduate and 2 graduate students on experimental techniques, including handling mice, use of x-ray machine, and culturing drosophila.

Worked as lab manager in Dr Antosh lab in University of Rhode Island: ordering supplies, getting quotes and maintaining inventory.

Set up the biophysics lab.

Worked as a subject coordinator for high school physics in Xavier Academy, Nepal (2009-2012)


Antosh MP, Wijesinghe DD, Shrestha S, et al. Enhancement of radiation effect on cancer cells by gold-pHLIP. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015;112(17):5372-5376. Doi:10.1073/pnas.150*******.

Shrestha S, Cooper LN, Andreev OA, Reshetnyak YK, Antosh MP. Gold Nanoparticles for Radiation Enhancement in Vivo. Jacobs journal of radiation oncology. 2016;3(1):026.

Shrestha Samana, Vanasse Adam, Cooper Leon N, and Antosh, Michael P. Gene Expression as a Dosimeter in Irradiated Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Computational Biology. October 2017.


Gene Expression as a Radiation Dosimeter in Drosophila melanogaster UMass Amherst 18-19 April 2017.

Gene Expression as a Bio indicator for the Radiation Exposure in Drosophila Melanogaster

APS New England Section Meeting 20-21 October, 2017.


Conjugating, purifying, quantifying, characterizing the nanoparticles

Anesthetizing, injecting, drug delivery, irradiating mice, mice euthanasia and necropsy

Handling and working with mice cancer models with tissue collection. Measuring tumor volume

Culturing Drosophila melanogaster

Using a confocal microscope, animal x-ray machine, spectrophotometer, centrifuge, lyophilizer, cell counter, DLS, ICP-Mass spectrophotometer

Performing in vitro and in vivo studies

Culturing mammalian cells


American Physical Society


Dr Michael Antosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island;

Dr Leonard Kahn, Professor, Graduate Program Director, Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island;

Dr Cameron Goodwin, Director, Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center, Rhode Island;

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