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Lab Assistant

New York, NY
August 16, 2012

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A responsible and challenging position in an organization that would enable me to augment my acquired knowledge, bring to forefront my skills and offer opportunities for growth based on achievements.

Highly self-motivated, hardworking individual with a fast learning curve towards new technologies. Possess a drive to excel in any given work environment. Can work both as a team player and a team leader.

Education Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Master Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology 09/08-05/12

Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. GPA-3.5 /4.0

Relevant Coursework: Molecular Pharmacology, Advanced Pharmacology, Autonomic Pharmacology, Toxicology of drugs and chemicals.

Krupanidhi College of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy, 10/03 - 10/07

Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore, India. GPA-4.0 /4.0

Relevant Coursework: Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, (Distinction)

Medicinal Chemistry, Analysis, Pharmacognosy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Toxicology.

Achievements: Ranked 5th in Bachelor of Pharmacy in Rajiv Gandhi University batch 10/03-10/07.

Awarded Teaching Assistantship during Master of Science in International Drug Information Center, Pharmacy Practice, and Long Island University 01/09-01/11.

Professional Experience: Industrial Training in Cipla Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India

• Gained knowledge in the bulk manufacturing and production of oncology drugs. The work gave exposure to the complete drug life cycle i.e. from the manufacture of drug, production, storage and dispensing the drug to the retail

Working Experience: 2 months Internship.

Retail Pharmacy Intern:

• Under direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist accurate filling of Prescriptions, Inventory control, Oral transcription of prescriptions from Health practitioners, assisting patients with pharmacy needs, register work, Compounding prescriptions, and stocking of all medications.

• Interviews patients to obtain information regarding medication use, medication allergies & sensitivities; documents the information in the patient's medical record or pharmacy information system when appropriate; advises patients of directions for use, medication storage requirements, importance of compliance, precautions & warnings for medication therapy; Working Experience: 7 months.

Additional Experience: Pharmacy Practice / International Drug Information Center:

Teaching Assistantship handling Pharm.D Students for finding Articles, References, and Monographs.

Assistance in browsing through databases like MICROMEDEX 2.0, Lexi-Comp Online, Drug info and overview and guidelines for MedDRA Adverse reactions and side effects

Responsible for categorizing, managing and archiving pharmacy related documents and scanning and mailing them and helping in creating data files and data entry & management with the databases for faster retrieval.

Can perform and manage multi-projects at a time.

Work Experience: 2 year.

Information Technology Lab:

o Handling the PC issues and helping students with Excel /Word / Microsoft Office or computer related issues. Work Experience: 6 months.

Thesis Research work & Publication:



The resistance to Methotrexate by a number of cancer cells including breast cancer cell line

MDA-MB-231 due to poor permeability renders it less effective as an anticancer agent for these cells.

Pro-drug of Methotrexate (Pro-MTX) was designed as a substrate of prolidase which is specific for imido bond of dipeptide containing proline and expected to penetrate MDA-MB-231 cells more efficiently and be activated by higher prolidase activity in MDA-MB-231 cells. The pro-drug was synthesized by solid phase peptide synthesis method and examined as a substrate of pure prolidase as well as cell homogenate.

Vakil, M. (2012). Targeted drug delivery: Synthesis and evaluation of dipeptide methotrexate prodrug for human breast cancer cell lines. Long Island University, the Brooklyn Center). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Retrieved from*******?accountid=12142

Major Advisor: Dr James Wu, Ph.D.

Committee Member: Dr Supriya Bavadekar.

Dr Xudong Yuan.

Equipment: Well acquired with the use of various lab equipment’s like

High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

System controller (Waters 600E, Millipore Corp.; Milford, MA),

Ultraviolet detector (SPD-10AV UV-VIS, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments; Columbia, MD),

Auto sampler (Waters 717plus, Millipore Corp.; Milford, MA)

Integrator (PE Nelson 900 Series, Elmer Instruments; Norwalk)

UV-Visible Spectrophotometer: Cary 50, Varian INC.

Techniques Employed:

Conducted various physical lab tests to assist senior scientist in making Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of the drug for formulation.

Co-ordinate new product formulation development and modified existing Formulation as per data.

Prepared written technical progress reports.

Data management and protocols like Batch records, MMR, Performance qualification, cleaning validation, cleaning verification.

Well trained in performing techniques for cell culturing, cytotoxicity assays and hydrolysis studies on various cell lines.

Report preparation for serious/non-serious adverse event information.

Performed different drugs stability studies and cell viability and proliferation studies especially on cancer cell lines and maintain pH, viscosity, quality and other common properties of products.

Have experience handling proteins and peptide synthesis via Solid phase peptide synthesis.

Documentation of protocols, ordering the important inventory, storing the documents for cGMPS, SOPs, maintenance of equipment’s in laboratory.

Computer Skill: Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)

Extra-Curricular Activities:

Volunteer Member “SANGAM”-Indian International Cultural Association LIU.

Winner: Under 16 State Level Badminton Championships, Maharashtra.

Swam across Narmada River to & fro for campaign against Pollution in Ankleshwar, Gujarat with name included in Limca Book of Records 2000 in High School.

Skill Highlights: Excellent Presentation Skills and Analytical Skills. Good written and verbal skills.

Creative thinking skills & good decision making skills, Problem analyses, use of judgment, follow SOPS & guidelines and ability to solve problems efficiently.

Flexible - Willing to try new things and also interested in improving efficiency on assigned tasks.

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