*Master of Science graduate with * year research experience in analytical techniques (HPLC)
*Academic experience in molecular biology techniques
*Exposure to different aspects of life sciences research & industry
*Fast-learner, flexible and adaptable to different roles
• Master of Science in Biotechnology, September 2008
Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
Academic GPA: 3.4/4.0
Patent Prosecution (UB Law School)
Intellectual Property (UB Law School)
Business of Biotechnology (UB School of Management)
• Bachelor of Technology, Biotechnology, May 2006
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
First Class with Distinction
High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Flame Emission Spectroscopy, Spectrophotometry, Spectrofluorimetry.
Polymerase Chain Reaction Assays, Electrophoresis and Gel analysis, Gene Cloning, Transformation, Isolation and Purification of Proteins, Nucleic acids, and their Quantification, DNA Fingerprinting, Karyotyping, RFLP
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Operating systems
Familiarity with search tools like Ovid, Medline, Pubmed, PAIR (public) and PatFt
Graduate Thesis Research: "Development and Validation of an HPLC Based Assay for the Activity of Paraoxonase 3 (PON3) Enzyme"
Research work dealt with operation and troubleshooting experience on Beckman Gold HPLC, method development and method evaluation for an enzyme assay to detect Paraoxonase 3 enzyme activity.
Under the guidance of Dr. Richard W. Browne, PhD., Assistant Professor, BCLS, University at Buffalo
Undergraduate project: “Analysis of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphism through Taq I Restriction Enzyme Digestion in Primary Myopia”
Research work dealt with isolation of DNA from blood and amplifying specific sequences using PCR techniques followed by analysis using gel electrophoresis.
Under the guidance of Dr. Vishnu Priya, PhD., Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Osmania University, India
Member, the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/ ACCOMPLISHMENTS
@University at Buffalo-SUNY, Buffalo, USA
• Vice President, Biotechnology Graduate Student Association, University at Buffalo, 2008
• UB Advocates - University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY - August 2007-May 2008
This is a community comprising of students which advises and participates in discussions which affect both the current and future students at UB.
Participated in Focus Groups on specified university-student interface topics
Discussed and advised the university on student facilities
Presented the student side of goals for future growth of the University
@J.B.R. Engineering College, Hyderabad, India
• BioTeknika, a National level symposium held in February 2004
Student in-charge of the Correspondence and Publication Committees.
Collaborated with general administration committee.
Coordinated and processed communications related to the event
• BioTeknika, Newsletter - August 2005-May 2006
Introduced the newsletter for the first time
Editorial Member, coordinated and streamlined the editorial body and functions of the members
• BioClub - August 2005-May 2006
Co-founded the club and held the position of President for its inaugural year.
Facilitated discussion on topics related to biotechnology
Tutored members for Public Speaking skills and general educational counseling
• Presented review papers and posters at various National level biotechnology symposiums
• Won prizes in events like debate, quiz at college level competitions.
• Teaching/Demostrative Experience
Supervised Teaching for the Laboratory based course Bioseparations, February 2008 – May 2008
Taught and demonstrated HPLC based assays to the students.
• Customer Support/Technical Service Experience:
Public Site Consultant: Computing and Information Technology (CIT), University at Buffalo,
March 2007 – February 2008
Responsibilities included providing customer service for the users, managing public computing sites and helping patrons in computing issues
Promoted to Rapid Response Team, February 2008 -
New responsibilities included serving as the first response to computing issues in the university computing sites
Collaborating with team to get the fastest response to any issues affecting network, printing and computers in the university.