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Plant Professional Experience

New York, New York, United States
October 14, 2016

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Sudarshana Pawar

Brooklyn, NY ***** 516-***-****


Master’s Degree in Biology from Brooklyn College. Professional experience in Tissue Culture, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Statistical Analysis, Chemistry, Agronomy, Horticulture and Seed Technology Techniques, SAS Clinical. Proficient in preparing technical reports, summaries, protocols and quantitative analyses, statistical data analysis. Supported routine work carried out in laboratory and supervised staff. Conducted routine safety inspections of all plant, machinery equipment, reporting all breakages/problems to the Tissue Culture technician. Initiated newer crops for tissue culture. Developed protocols for reducing plant mortality and contamination. Skilled at working either independently or as team member, and handling multiple tasks simultaneously. Possess excellent analytical skills. Highly skilled Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and various operating environments such as Windows 98, XP, Home Edition, and Vista. Fluent in English, Marathi, Gujarati and Hindi.


MA in Biology, Brooklyn College/CUNY- Graduated on February, 2016

Thesis Title “Dendritic cells and their Lineages”

MSc (Master of Science), Plant Breeding & Genetics (Major) and Plant Biotechnology (Minor), Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat India

Thesis Title “Line X Tester Studies on Morphological and Seed Oil Yield Traits in Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.)”

BSc (Bachelor of Science), Seed Technology, Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat – India


SAS BASE Certification

Certificate of Excellence in Plant Tissue Culture, Plant Diseases Management and Plant Pathology.

Certificate of Excellence in designing experiments related to plants and handling of instruments, i.e. laminar flow, Autoclave, PCR Machine, Gel Electrophoresis, Seed Germinator, Moisture meter.

Certificate of Excellence in Agronomy (Crop Production, Nutrient Management, Water and Weed Management).

Certificate of Excellence in Horticulture (Nursery Management, Floricultural, Canning of Horticulture Products.

Certificate of Skills in Windows OS, MS Office. Certificate of Typewriting.

Certificate of Merit awarded by LIFE (Let individuals Feel for Everyone) for SOCIAL SERVICE special effort in raising funds for projects to help destitute and distressed, disabled and handicapped within India irrespective of caste, creed and age.


Clinical SAS Programmer (Internship) at Rang Technologies, New Jersey April 2016 till Date

Contributed in creating SDTM specification.

Created CDISC compliant SDTM datasets for all assigned new and ongoing studies and validated them.

Created ADaM compliant Analysis Datasets with derived variables (including efficacy datasets like ADTTE and safety datasets like ADAE, ADLB etc).

Created tables, listings and generated reports and graphs for phase II-III studies.

Cell Biology Laboratory, Brooklyn College August2013– December 2013

Studied transformation of DNA in yeast strain, screened suppressors, performed serial dilution of patches, DNA Prep from yeast and E.coli transformation, Plasmids DNA Purification using Ql prep spin Miniprep, Plasmid Digestion with Restriction Enzymes.

Presentation titled “ CRISPR-Cas systems, editing the Genomic DNA”

Research Assistant, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India January 2007 – December 2010

Worked in tobacco lab (B.T.R.S), in Anand, Gujarat, India, which involved handling and monitoring chemical analysis of nicotine, sugar content and tobacco seed oil yield using Soxlet, Auto-Analyzer, PCR, NMR, and HPLC. Designed plots, handled crop production, observed and collected data of various characteristics in tobacco, and performed crossing


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And emasculation techniques. Observed flowering of plants, generation of capsules, collected all data from above research techniques and used Excel to monitor and standardize statistical charts.

Performed tissue culture on banana, rice, maize, date palm, rose, gerbera, carnation, sandalwood, castor, orchid, sugarcane, etc.

Explored special problem in sandalwood tissue culture (project), jatropha (bio-diesel) plant tissue culture research project.

Used plant tissue culture techniques: (micro propagation, callus culture, synthetic seed, cell culture, somatic embryogenesis, protoplast Isolation culture, Anther culture, research and protocol developments, etc.)

Prepared media formulations and stock solutions for culture media.

Bred maize, cotton, chilies, cucurbitaceous crops, tobacco, and rice. Gained in-depth knowledge of tobacco seed oil yield, and breeding and hybrid seed production in cotton, anthurium, maize, etc., pollination, emasculation and crossing techniques.

Statistical Data Analysis(ANOVA and expectation of mean squares, critical difference, estimation of heterosis, combining ability analysis, Estimation of variance components, Standard error and test of significance for combining ability effects.)

Performed isolation of Plasmid, DNA (Plant, Bacteria), DNA Sequencing, and Restriction Digestion Methods.

Carried out Transformation Studies (plant, bacteria), Electrophoresis (SDS Page), Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis, Northern Blot, Southern Blot, ELISA, RAPD, Protein purification, Genetic Engineering.

Presented seminar titled “Sorghum Seed Vigor” to 150 approximately students and professors.

Senior Research Fellow, Maize Main Research Station – Godhra, Gujarat, India January 2005 – September 2006

Developed high yielding, early-medium maturing, biotic and abiotic tolerant genotypes for rain fed kharif cultivation.

Developed high yielding biotic and abiotic resistant hybrids for winter maize cultivation.

Identified/developed sweet corn, baby corn, popcorn.

Bred varieties/hybrids of quality protein maize suited to tribal belt of Gujarat State where malnutrition problems exist among tribal populations.

Junior Research Fellow, Maharaja Sayaji University of Baroda – Vadodara, Gujarat, India April 2003 – December 2004

Performed applied and basic research in seed physiology, biology, pathology that related to seed development, maturation, germination, dormancy and deterioration.

Conducted seed sampling, testing, conditioning, production, distribution and storages.

Presented seminar titled “Populous Cultivation” to approximately 100 students and professors.

Junior Research Fellow, Sunjyot Chemicals/Shree Sai Manufacturers, Vadodara, Gujarat, India March 2002 – April 2003

Employed technical skills in measuring pH levels, melting and boiling points of compounds; also used Gas Chromatography apparatus. Created chemical analysis statistical data spreadsheets. Kept track of inventory (materials purchased, quantity of orders, profit margins).

Used different functions in Excel e.g. Summation, Average, Multiplication, Sorting Order (ascending-descending), using logical functions such as “and” or “not”, etc.

Created tables, and formatted rows, columns, cells. Changed breadth, width and height of cells to accommodate data.

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