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Microsoft Office,Clinical Research, forensic science

Texas, United States
October 15, 2016

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Sarah Khadija Hussain

Permanent Resident of the United States Of America



To secure a challenging position and work in the Laboratory, where I can utilize my skills and contribute to the growth and development of the company. I would like to apply my knowledge in solving biological problems with dedication and perseverance.


Bangalore, INDIA

The Oxford College of Science

September 2014 – July 2016

●M.S. in Biotechnology. Current GPA: 8.1 (Indian System)

●Graduate Coursework: Cell biology, Advanced Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Enzyme Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Genomics and Proteomics

Bangalore, INDIA

Mount Carmel College

June 2011 – April 2014

●B.S. in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Zoology. Distinction

●Undergraduate Coursework: Industrial Biotechnology, Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology

Relevant Skills


Basic operation and functioning of spectrophotometers to assay enzyme activity, Preparation of various stock solutions and reagents, Chromatographic techniques.


Sterile techniques in isolation and culture of microorganisms, Preparation of various media, Operation of autoclaves, bright field microscopes, Staining techniques

Animal and Plant Cell Culture

Basic Primary Cell culture Techniques, Functioning of various centrifuges, Sterilisation and preparation of animal cell and plant culture media, Innoculation of plants into media

Molecular Biology

Gel Electrophoresis of DNA and RNA, SDS PAGE techniques, PCR techniques, RAPD and RFLP, Southern Blotting, Restriction Digestion, Ligation, Cloning and Transformation Techniques, Quantification of DNA and RNA using QUBIT and NanoDrop, Basic knowledge in various Bioinformatic tools like NCBI, Swiss PDB, EMBL, RasMol, BLAST, FASTA, CLUSTALW.

Academic Projects

●“A pilot study to Optimize Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Conditions for Identification of Blood Biomarkers in Carcinoma Cervix”(December 2015 – March 2016). Cancer of the uterine cervix is the second leading cause of female mortality worldwide. Squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix constitutes more than 80% of the diagnosed cases. Many Biomarkers have been identified to be associated with squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix which can be used for Screening of asymptomatic individuals for carcinoma cervix and its pre malignant conditions, for predicting sensitivity to cancer based therapies, to predict the prognosis in a patient diagnosed with carcinoma cervix. The aim of the study was to optimize Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) conditions for blood biomarkers in patients diagnosed with cervical cancer and to detect the presence of circulating DNA (ct-DNA) in the blood of Indian patients. Based on the observations made we can conclude that the expression of a number of circulating DNA can be checked in the serum samples of patients which provide information of an abnormal condition in the body. Cancers contain tumor-specific (somatic) genetic alterations that are present in most cancer cells and are not present in normal cells, hence they offer an exquisitely sensitive and specific approach for cancer detection.

Industrial Visits

●National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad, Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, Indo-American Hybrid Seeds India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Central Food Technology Research Institute, Mysore, LabLand Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Mysore, State Forensic Science Laboratory, Bangalore, Coca Cola India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Conference and Workshop

●One day Workshop on “Changing Trends in Biotechnology” (Mount Carmel College, Bangalore)

●Two day Workshop On Bioinformatics (Mount Carmel College, Bangalore)

●Second Indian Biodiversity Congress (JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

●“Enlighting Student Entreprenuers” on Molecular Techniques (Mount Carmel College, Bangalore)

●Workshop “For The Students by The Students” on Molecular Techniques (The Oxford College Of Science, Bangalore)

●A workshop on Research Proposal Writing (The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore)

●A week workshop on Placement Training (The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore)

●An outreach Program on Recombinant DNA technology (rDNA) for high school students (The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore)

●Workshop on Hands on Training in Modern Biotechnology (The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore)

Additional Skills and Achievement

●Software Skills - Microsoft Office Suite, PubMed

●Certifications- Forensic Science, Bioinformatics, Clinical Research

●Other Skills-Hosting of Seminars and other activities, Good Presentation Skills and Team Worker

●Extra-Curricular- Swimming, Reading, Travelling, Fitness and Exercise, Learning to cook

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