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Medical Microbiology

Location:
Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh, India
Posted:
September 29, 2018

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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Varsha Saxena

Email- ac675k@r.postjobfree.com

Contact no: +91-740*******, +91-966*******

CAREER OBJECTIVE:

Keen, positive thinker and enthusiastic individual seeking a position as a Medical Microbiologist in a reputed organization, where I could exploit my past education and experience to provide the best possible teaching to undergraduate students as well as contribute the best of my knowledge in the diagnostics for the present and future use. WORK EXPERIENCE

Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore (Karnataka) December 2014 May 2018 PhD Scholar / Research Fellow

Worked on many research projects including bacteriology, mycology, immunology, serology and virology.

Trained in molecular techniques like PCR (Conventional, Multiplex, Real time), Sequencing etc.

Index Medical College, Indore (M.P) September 2013 March 2014 Tutor

Taking Lectures of Undergraduate students- Demonstration Classes on various topics.

Taking practical classes for students.

Laboratory postings done including interpretations and signing of all medical reports. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal: June 2011 December 2012 Post graduate

Research Experience - Project done as part of my post graduation curriculum entitled

“Culture isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from clinical specimens using various modified Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) media compared with the conventional LJ media”. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal: June 2011 June 2013 Post graduate

Diagnostic Experience - Experience in diagnostic microbiology laboratory attached to a 750 bed hospital of Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal (Manipal University): 2 years. EXPERTISE

BACTERIOLOGY:

Media preparation and Sterilization

Collection of specimen, processing, antibiotic sensitivity testing and interpretation

Staining and culture techniques employed

Automated Blood Culture system (BACTEC/ALERT)

BD PHOENIX & Vitek

ELISA for toxin detection

PCR for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and MGIT test

Anaerobic bacteriology culture and identification

PARASITOLOGY:

Macroscopic examination of stool

Microscopic examination of wet and iodine mounts

Identification of parasites in stained smears

Concentration techniques

Sedimentation techniques

MYCOLOGY:

Various types of sample collection and processing

Culture and identification of yeast and moulds

Slide culture identification

Staining techniques employed- India ink, Calcofluor, Giemsa stain

SEROLOGY:

ELISA

TORCH Profile

Tube Agglutination tests (Brucella agglutination test, Weil-Felix)

WIDAL Test for Typhoid

VDRL, RPR, TPHA for Syphilis

Rapid Latex Agglutination Tests (ASO, CRP, RF)

IMMUNOLOGY:

ANA profile, ANA Global, pANCA, cANCA,

ANA-IIFT

Anti-cardiolipin ELISA

VIROLOGY:

ELISA (Dengue IgG, Dengue IgM, Zika IgM, HCV, HBV)

Western blot, Immunofluorescence

PCR for Human papillomavirus types and Oncoproteins detection.

Rapid test- HBsAg, HCV, HIV Tri-Dot Assay

MOLECULAR TESTS:

Polymerase chain reaction (Conventional, Real time, Multiplex etc)

DNA Sequencing with analysis (BLAST & MEGA)

CERTIFICATE COURSE:

Six months certificate course (April 2016 - September 2016) on “Hospital Safety and Infection Control” at Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

Qualification Board/University Institution Academic year PhD

Medical

Microbiology

Yenepoya Deemed

To Be University,

Karnataka

Yenepoya Medical

College, Mangalore

Jan 2015 batch

(Tentative date of final

Defense - October 2018)

PG

Medical

Microbiology

Manipal

University,

Karnataka

Kasturba Medical

College, Manipal

2013

UG

Medical

Microbiology

HNB Garhwal

University,

Uttarakhand

SBSPGI, Dehradun

2009

Class XII CBSE Board Kendriya Vidyalaya 2005

Class X CBSE Board Kendriya Vidyalaya 2003

Pursuing PhD in Medical Microbiology under Faculty of Medicine (Registration number: 156/January2015) from Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka. Work has been submitted and tentative date of final defense – Oct 2018.

PAPERS PUBLISHED:

S. No. Title Journal Type Authors

1 Molecular Detection of

Human Papillomavirus

(HPV) in Females and

Assessment of Risk Factors

for HPV Infection: A Study

from Coastal Karnataka

Journal of Clinical and

Diagnostic Research

Original Saxena V,

Pai V,

Rajagopal

K, Mehnaz

A

2 Human papillomavirus and

its oncogenic role in cervical

cancers in sexually active

women

International Research

Journal of Biological

Science. 2017; 6(4): 40-

47.

Review Saxena V,

Pai v

3 Qualitative study

investigating knowledge

regarding human

papillomavirus and evaluation

of risk factors among women

attending OPD of Yenepoya

teaching hospital

International Journal of

Health Science and

Research. 2017;

7(10):54-59.

Original Saxena V,

Pai v,

Rajagopal

K

4 Competitive Inhibition of

Biofilm Formation Ability

among Acinetobacter species

and Enterococcus species by

the Extracted Exopoly-

saccharide of Pseudomonas

aeruginosa

International Journal of

Healthcare and

Biomedical Research.

2017; 5(4): 42-47.

Original Saxena V,

Devrari JC,

Pai V

5 Effect of Extracted

Exopolysaccharide of

Pseudomonas aeruginosa O1

Strain on Biofilm Formation

Ability of Multi Drug

Resistant (MDR) And Non-

European Journal of

Biomedical and

Pharmaceutical

Sciences. 2017;

4(8):1055-1058.

Original Saxena V,

Devrari JC,

Pai V

MDR Isolates of

Acinetobacter Species

6 A Mycological Study of

Clinical Samples from

Suspected Mycoses in a

Tertiary Care Hospital

Asian Journal of

Pharmaceutical and

clinical research. 2018;

11(4).

Original Devrari JC,

Saxena V,

Pai V

7 In-vitro Treatment of

Vancomycin and Tigecycline

on High Level Gentamicin

Resistant Enterococcus

species and biofilm

production from clinical

samples

International Journal of

Healthcare and

Biomedical Research.

2017; 5(4): 25-31.

Original Devrari JC,

Pai V,

Saxena V

8 Two cases of axillary

chromoblastomycosis

Indian Journal of

Dermatology

Venereology and

Leprology. 2016; 82:

455-6.

Letter to

Editor

Krishna S,

Shenoy

MM, Pinto

M, Saxena

V

9 Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Detection by Enhanced

Chemiluminiscence: A Pilot

Study to Determine the Gray

Zone Results

International Journal of

Current Microbiology

and Applied Sciences.

2016; 5(10): 778-782.

Original Bashir R,

Sharif MH,

Pai V,

Saxena V

PAPER PRESENTED:

S. No Title Level Date Organized by

1 Poster - Molecular detection of

Human papillomavirus (HPV) in

females attending OBG OPD

and assessment of risk factors

for HPV infection: a study from

coastal Karnataka

National 7th - 9th

December

2017

26th National

Conference,

VIROCON 2017

at NITTE

University,

Mangalore

2 Poster - Qualitative study

investigating knowledge

regarding human papillomavirus

and evaluation of risk factors

among women attending OPD of

Yenepoya teaching hospital

State 16th - 17th

September

2017

1st Annual

Conferences of

Chhattisgarh

Association of

Medical

Microbiologist

“CG –

MICROCON”

held at AIIMS

Raipur

3 Oral Paper - A Mycological

Study of Tinea Corporis among

Patients Attending Tertiary Care

Hospital in Dakshina Kannada

State 12th February

2017

Dept. of

Dermatology,

Venereology &

Leprosy,

Yenepoya

Medical College,

Mangalore

4 Oral Paper - Competitive

inhibition of biofilm formation

ability among Acinetobacter

species and Enterococcus

species by the extracted

exopolysaccharide of

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

National 23rd - 27th

November

2016

40th Annual

Conferences of

Indian

Association of

Medical

Microbiologist

“MICROCON

2016”, held at

PGI Chandigarh

WORKSHOP / TRAINING ATTENDED:

Sr. No Name Date

1 Workshop on “Essentials of Scientific Writing –

Ensuring Success in Good Scientific Publications”

9th – 10th April 2018

1 Workshop on “Immunofluorescence for Autoimmune

Diagnostics”

5th August 2017

2 Workshop on “FTD malarial differentiation by RT- PCR”

18th March 2017

3 Workshop on “Cross match Testing in Organ

Transplantation”

15th September 2016

4 Hands on Training on “Advanced course in PCR 8th - 12th June 2015 CME AND CONFERENCES:

1. Conference on “Tuberculosis- Past, Present and Future” conducted by the Dept. of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal from 10-11 February 2012. 2. Annual CME “Explore-2012- The Insights in Clinical Laboratory Sciences”, conducted by the Dept. of Medical Laboratory Technology, Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences on February 18, 2012.

3. CME on “Antibiotic Resistance: Current Challenges” organized by the Dept. of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College on February 22, 2012. 4. CME on “Recent Advances in Rabies Diagnosis and Prophylaxis” held at Manipal Center for Virus Research, Manipal University on 1 October. 2012. 5. National Symposium and Training on Research Methodology (STROM) held at Index Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Indore from 22 - 23 february,2014. 6. CME on “Current Challenges in Clinical microbiology” organised by the Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal on 9th March 2013. 7. CME on “Recent advances in Rabies: Rabies Update-2013” organised by the Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore on 13th April 2013. 8. CDE on “Perspectives in Regenerative Medicine” organized by Yenepoya University on 9th February 2015.

9. CME on “Virology: Searching the cause and Seeking the Solution” organised by the Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University on 28th March 2015.

10. One day Seminar on “Blood Irradiation: Technology and Application” organized by Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University on 26th May 2015. Techniques”

5 Sensitization Training in Revised National

Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)

18 September 2013

6 Workshop on “Basic Virological Techniques” 10th - 15th September 2012 7 Workshop on “Essentials of Scientific Writing” 9th – 10th April 2018 11. CME on “Diagnostic virology: A journey of Neophytes through Virology” held on 11th September 2015 at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore. 12. CME on “Zoonosis - Human interaction with animals: Boon or Bane” held at KMC Mangalore on 23rd Jan, 2016.

13. CME on Planning of Hospitals- Manipal Chapter IV, held at Dept. of Hospital Administration, YMC.

14. Symposium on Genomics in Clinical Practice: Future of Precision Medicine. Held at Yenepoya University, Mangalore from 1- 2 June 2016. 15. National Conference “MICROCON-2016” held at PGI Chandigarh from 23rd Nov 2016 to 27th Nov 2016.

16. Symposium on Dermatophytosis held on 12th February 2017 at Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore. 17. International Conference on “Malaria in Global Health” under the auspices of National Institute of Health (NIH) held on 17th & 18th March 2017 at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy, NITTE University, Mangalore.

18. National Seminar (NAAC Sponsored) on “Quality Sustenance and Quality Enhancement Measures in Health Science Institutions” organized by IQAC of Yenepoya University, Mangalore held on 29th & 30th March 2017.

19. CME on “Immunofluorescence for Autoimmune Disorders” held at Department of Microbiology, YMC on 5th August 2017.

20. State conference - 1st Annual Conferences of Chhattisgarh Association of Medical Microbiologist “CG – MICROCON” held at AIIMS Raipur on 16th &17th September 2017. 21. 26th National Conference of Indian Virological Society – Viruses to Viromes in Health and Disease - “VIROCON 2017” held at NITTE University, on 7/12/2017 to 9/12/2017. 22. National Symposium on Dermatophytosis and Karavaliderma 2018 held at NITTE University on 11/02/2018.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Basic computer application:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Power Point

Microsoft Excel

SPSS version 22

PERSONAL DETAILS:

Name : Varsha Saxena

Father’s Name : Mr. Brijesh Kumar Saxena

Mother’s Name : Mrs. Pushpa Saxena

Date of Birth : 13th May 1987

Sex : Female

Religion : Hindu

Marital Status : Single

Nationality : Indian

Languages Known : English and Hindi

PERMANENT ADDRESS:

#167, Saxena Niwas

Sharma colony, behind Civil Court

Dist. Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh

Pin code - 484001

DECLARATION: I hereby declare that the above mentioned information furnished is true in the best of my knowledge and belief.

Yours Faithfully

Place: Mangalore, India Dr Varsha Saxena



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