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Plant Assistant

New York, New York, United States
30 $ per hour
January 27, 2017

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A student anxious to learn the techniques and gain experience in the field of microbiology. Demonstrated record of success through training acquired from master of science in Biotechnology.

Skills and competencies:

oBiological terminology and concepts in experimental Biology

oThe ability to implement a working knowledge of the scientific method and philosophy

oBasic experimental design

oGood laboratory practice

oFundamental skills in the collection, processing and interpretation of biological information

oAn ability to use basic experimental apparatus

oComfortable in using of essential laboratory equipment

oExperience of working in the field of plant tissue culture and microbiology

oWilling to work in a team

oVersed in MS office

oWriting and Data presentation skill

Work Experience:

1.Designmate India Pvt. Ltd, Ahmedabad, India May’15-May’16

Research Assistant


oTracking of microorganisms in a range of environments;

oUsing a variety of identification methods

oGrowing microbial cultures

oWorking with specialist computer software to undertake studies and research

2.Indian Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Jan’14 Feb’15

Junior Research Fellow

Project: In-vitro regeneration and development of cell suspension culture for isolation of active compounds from Commiphora wightii and Gymnema sylvestre

Project: Secondary Metabolites from Plant Cell


Worked on the plant Cayratia trifolia to extract and isolate the active ingredient from it

To increase the in-vitro production of the secondary metabolite in callus, different media having distinctive growth hormones, condition like light exposure hours, temperature were tried

HPLC of the extract was done to check the presence of the active compound.

Summer Training:

Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd., Amul Dairy, Anand, Gujarat April 2009

oExplored the working of the plant and gained exposure to complete production procedure of the buttermilk, butter and milk powder from raw unpasteurized milk to the complete product with quality checking at the large scale industrial level

X-Plant, Xavier's Research Foundation, Ahmedabad 2010-11

oLearnt plant tissue culture techniques including sterilization of all the equipment, media preparation for explant to make them grow in-vitro, inoculation of explant in artificial media, generating the small plantlet from different parts of the plant

oStudy the effect of light and temperature on the growth of plant in standard condition

oQuality control of inoculated plants like their growth rate, survival rate and contamination rate

oCarried out tissue culture of plants like coleus, moneyplant, caladium, tulsi, and rose

Academic Projects:

Mechanism of unconventional secretion of protein

oPreparing culture of microorganism by growing them in media, normalize the amount of microorganism by taking OD through spectrophotometer

oLearnt the techniques like spectroscopy, western blot, Enzyme assay

Isolation and Characterization of Pigment from Pseudomonas Species Jan 2013-May 2013

oLearnt to grow bacteria and studied effect of environmental factors like pH, temperature, sugar, salt, aeration and static condition on its growth and pigment production by it

oLearnt techniques like TLC (Thin Layer Chromatography) and UV-Visible spectroscopy, along with characterization of the pigment, antioxidant activity, DNA protecting assay and antimicrobial assay

Educational Qualification

Brooklyn College, City University of New York Aug’16 – Cont

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biology

Charotar University of Science and Technology, Gujarat, India Jun’11-May’13

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology

Gujarat University, St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, India Jun’08-May’11

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biochemistry with Vocational

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