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North Little Rock, Arkansas, 72116, United States
February 07, 2018

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Scientist with a Master’s in Neuroscience, three years of genetics/molecular biology research experience, and a medical degree looking to leverage combined medical, scientific, critical thinking and analytic skills into a research scientist position.


Technical skills:

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: DNA/RNA synthesis, extraction and isolation; PCR; qPCR; gel electrophoresis; ELISA; Spectrophotometer techniques

Sequencing: Expertise with all stages of Sanger sequencing from primer design to sequence analysis

Sample Collection and preparation: Human and murine blood as well as murine tails and organs sample handling and preparation; Preparing and maintaining laboratory reagents

Scientific Literature Review: Searching, interpreting and utilizing pertinent methods and findings

Clinical Skills: Physical exam, venipuncture, ABG measuring, IM/SC injections, ECG recording, NG tube placement, catheterization

Statistical Analysis: Adept in SPSS

Microsoft Office: Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel with 10+ years of experience

Communication skills:

Documenting experimental protocols and results in an organized manner with attention to detail

Presenting research in both written and verbal forms

Efficiently gathering relevant medical information from patients

Providing patient-care recommendations in an easy-to-understand manner


Research Technician/Lab Manager June 2010- June 2013

Columbia University Medical Center – New York, NY

Applied molecular biology techniques and genetics analysis to:

oIdentify loci responsible for HIV associated nephropathy(HIVAN) using both murine and human samples, and

oIdentify mutation responsible for multiple congenital defects in Danforth’s short tail mouse

Collaborated with other scientists to study multiple human renal conditions culminating in publications

Maintained detailed lab notebook as well as digital data sets for multiple HIVAN projects

Contributed to manuscripts for publications

Negotiated with sales representatives from various biotech companies to stock lab supplies ranging from reagents to instruments

Employed time-management and multitasking skills to accomplish research and administrative tasks in my role as a lab manager

Graduate Research Assistant September 2008 – December 2009

University of Hartford – West Hartford, CT

Performed detailed literature review to identify possible risk factors for Type II Diabetes

Designed and implemented behavioral studies and biochemical analysis to:

oIdentify role of caffeine in Type II Diabetes

oStudy effects of Ketogenic Diet on Female Long Evans rats

Utilized SPSS to analyze experimental data

Presented own work at lab meetings and original research articles at journal clubs

Composed, presented and successfully defended Master’s Thesis

Poster presentations at NEURON conferences in NYC and Boston


MB BCh BAO (MBBS) June 2017

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Dublin, Ireland

With Honors

MS Neuroscience January 2010

University of Hartford – West Hartford, CT

Thesis: Caffeine and Type 2 Diabetes (Defended on 11/25/09)

BA Biological Sciences May 2008

Rutgers University – Piscataway, NJ

Majors: Biology, Psychology


1.Harney J.P, Gudsnuk K, Patel A, Vellipuram A.R, Bandaru S and Butler D. 2016. Endocrine and Reproductive Effects of Ketogenic Diets. In: Masino, S.A. ed. Ketogenic Diet and Metabolic Therapies: Expanded Roles in Health and Disease. Pp 227- 240. New York: Oxford University Press USA.

2.Papeta N, Patel A, D’Agati VD, Gharavi AG. Refinement of HIV1 Susceptibility Locus on Chr. 3A1-A3 via Generation of Sub-Congenic Strains – PLOS One Oct 2016; 11(10):e0163860.

3.Wu W, Patel A, Kyöstilä K, Lohi H, Mladkova N, Kiryluk K, Sun X, Lefkowitch JH, Worman HJ, Gharavi AG. Genome-wide Association Study in Mice Identifies Loci Affecting Liver-related Phenotypes Including Sel1l Influencing Serum Bile Acids - Hepatology Feb 2016; 63: 1943 – 1956.

4.Lugani F, Arora R, Papeta N, Patel A, Zheng Z, Sterken R, Singer R, Caridi G, Mendelsohn C, Sussel L, Papaioannou V, Gharavi A. A Retrotransposon Insertion in the 5 Regulatory Domain of Ptf1a Results in Ectopic Gene Expression and Multiple Congenital Defects in Danforth's Short Tail Mouse – PLOS Genetics 2013 Feb; 9(2):e1003206.

5.Papeta N, Kiryluk K, Patel A, Sterken R, Kacak N, Snyder HJ, Imus PH, Mhatre AN, Lawani AK, Julian BA, Wyatt RJ, Novak J, Wyatt CM, Ross MJ, Winston JA, Klotman ME, Cohen DJ, Appel GB, D'Agati VD, Klotman PE, Gharavi AG. APOL1 Variants Increase Risk for FSGS and HIVAN but not IgA Nephropathy - Journal of American Society of Nephrology 2011 Nov; 22(11):1991-6.

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