Tania is a motivated and accomplished professional with 8 years of research experience. During her career, she managed critical industry and government funded research projects. She has written and presented multiple project proposals, which were appreciated for their uniqueness, business value and funded. She is an excellent team member and team builder.
Molecular Biology techniques
Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
• DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering), JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY (INDIA)
DECEMBER 2007 – DECEMBER 2014
• MASTER OF SCIENCE (Biotechnology), VISVA-BHARATI UNIVERSITY (INDIA)
AUGUST 2003 – MAY 2005
• BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Plant Biology), BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY (INDIA)
JULY 2000 – APRIL 2003
Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
Estimation and Planning
Postdoctoral Research Associate
SAHA INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS, Kolkata India
May 2015 – December 2015
During my Post Doctoral research work, I have learned how to synthesize size and shape dependent plasmonic nanomaterials.
Our objective was to develop a sensitive, specific and reproducible nanobiosensor.
Along with their synthesis, I have learned different characterization methods which include absorption spectroscopy, SEM and TEM.
I have immobilized specific aptamers on to their surface of nanomaterials for specific binding of the microbial pathogens which allowed us to fabricate the nanobiodevices for the detection of contamination in real samples.
During this period I supervised the work of a PhD student.
DEPARTMENT OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY (INDIA)
December 2007 – December 2014
My doctoral thesis was on the development of Biosensors. The title of the thesis was: Studies on Antibody based Biosensor in food and biological systems.
In this project Food borne pathogens were detected both qualitatively and quantitatively using techniques like SDS-PAGE, ELISA, Western Blot, PCR, Agarose gel electrophoresis.
I did the Analytical detections using electrochemical immunoassay. Further I fabricated an antibody immobilized biosensor.
For further confirmation of the binding of bacteria to the antibody coated sensor surface I did Scanning Electron Microscopy, SEM.
Statistical analysis like standard deviation and t- tests were performed for the validation of the data obtained during the experiments.
The developed biosensor proved to be quite sensitive, rapid, reproducible and cost effective.
It could find great scope in healthcare and food industry.
I have some publications in peer reviewed journals
Assistant Professor (Biotechnology)
DURGAPUR COLLEGE OF COMMERCE AND SCIENCE, INDIA
July 2005 – December 2007