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Master of Science in Biotechnology Fresh Graduate

Location:
Harrison, NJ, 07029
Posted:
September 15, 2008

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*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

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EDUCATION

• 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

Additional Coursework:

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

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Analytical Techniques:

High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Flame Emission Spectroscopy, Spectrophotometry, Spectrofluorimetry.

Molecular Biology:

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

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Operating systems

Other Skills:

Familiarity with search tools like Ovid, Medline, Pubmed, PAIR (public) and PatFt

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

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

AFFILIATIONS

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.

WORK EXPERIENCE

• 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.



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