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Graduate Research Student, with an upcoming Master of Science in Biotechnology, seeking a challenging Molecular Biology Research & Development assignment, with a focus on
Biotechnology and Cellular Research
M.S., Biotechnology expected May 2018, 3.73 GPA; Certificate of Entrepreneurship from Mays Business School, Texas A&M University; B.S., Biotechnology; recipient of fellowships; selected for multiple internship assignments
Technical proficiencies in Analytical centrifugation, Bioassay Marker Development ,Cloning, cGMP, DNA and RNA purification, Electrophoresis, ELISA, Flow cytometry, FPLC, GC-MS, HPLC, Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification, PCR and Primer design, Protein Purification, Plasmid construction, Real Time PCR, Recombinase Polymerase Amplification, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, SOP writing, Spectrophotometry, SNP genotyping, Sanger Sequencing, SDS PAGE, Tissue culture techniques, Western Blotting
Possess demonstrable strengths in leadership with clear abilities for delivering outstanding customer service and support as well as excellent written and oral communication in working with individuals from widely divergent backgrounds and cultures toward common ground and understanding
Continually demonstrate highest levels of drive and determination in delivering projects on time and within budgetary parameters even when dealing with shifting priorities, demanding expectations and exceptionally tight deadlines
Graduate Research Student, Texas A&M Institute of Pre-Clinical Studies January-May 2017
For study of Injectable Mineral Based Nanoparticles for Arthritis Treatment, participated in designing research scope, materials, methods, sequence, developing formulations, and implementing pre-clinical studies, data tabulation, statistical analysis and comparisons.
Performed market research and telephone interviews with potential licensees, developed commercialization plan, assisted in determining if technology resolved any commercial issues, and assessed FDA regulations on drug promotion.
Student Worker, Novis Animal Solutions, LLC September 2016 January 2017
Study focused on gaining labeling approval for new dog food; designed label in accordance with AAFCO regulations and submitted for approval at Office of Texas State Chemist; also developed reports for assessing competition; worked with marketing and developed promotion using blog posts, infographics, newsletters and presentations.
Research & Development Intern, Aeglea Biotherapeutics, Austin, TX September-December 2017
Collected data, performed in vitro culturing and cancer cell preparation for testing/screening, and conducted immunohistochemistry studies to examine cancer cell activities. Isolated biomolecules from tissue using qRT-PCR to measure gene expression and ELISAs and Western Blots to measure protein levels.
Analyzed data and communicated results to manager utilizing MS PowerPoint presentations and in group/departmental meetings
Research & Development Intern, AI Biosciences, Inc., College Station, TX May-August 2017
Performed magnetic bead RNA extraction from ZIKA virus; utilized Printrbot Play 3-D printer and Bio-rad CFS Touch Real Time PCR systems.
Conducted experiments involving Recombinase Polymerase Amplification (RPA) and Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) assays.
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Graduate Student Researcher, Stelly Laboratory, College Station, TX January-May 2017
Managed genome-wide interspecific chromosome substitution/introgression project focused on Gossypium hirsutum (cotton) and three other wild-type varieties; assisted in research design as well as laboratory work, DNA extractions, SNP genotyping, CNV analysis, cloning/vector transformation, data tabulation, statistical analysis, comparisons and interpretations.
Laboratory Technician, Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory, College Station, TX August-December 2016
Participated in experiments related to molecular biology techniques, i.e .ELISA, SDS PAGE, Western Blotting; configured/operated laboratory instruments including HPLC, Mass Spectrophotometer, Flow Cytometer, Lyophlizer, Microplate readers and Microarray scanners.
Undergraduate Student Researcher, VIT University, Mumbai, India January-May 2016
Conducted systematic study on purification/characterization of catalase enzyme from various plant sources including the potato and mushroom.
Performed cell-based assays on mammalian cell cultures in a BSL-2 laboratory environment to analyze therapeutic application of catalase concerning reducing free-radical health problems risk, including cancer, cardiovascular issues, arthritis, inflammation and diabetes.
Student Intern, Sterling Biotech Ltd., Karkhadi, India November-December 2015
Was responsible for maintaining batch records for cGMP manufacturing and gained experience in operating fermenters in the production of Hepatitis B vaccine.
Gained understanding of SOPs for use of vaccine-producing equipment and worked closely with Quality Control and Quality Assurance Departments to ensure validation of batch records.
Summer Research Fellow, India Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India May-August 2015
Skillfully evaluated method of genome walking and locus funding PCR for determination of transgene integration loci.
Also studied the molecular characterization of selected tobacco plant seedlings of T2 generation using PCR involving genomic DNA with NptII primer, gene specific and Nos terminator primers.
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Master of Science, Biotechnology; graduation scheduled for May 2018, GPA 3.73
VIT University, Vellore, India, Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology
Biotechnology Graduate Fellowship, 2016-2017
Indian Academy of Sciences, Summer Research Fellowship, 2015
Biotechnology Society, Chief Student Leader
Mays Business School, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, Certificate of Entrepreneurship
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing, Texas A&M University
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management
IIT Khargpur, India, Achieving In-Situ Functional Histopathology
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative, Responsible Conduct of Research for Engineers
Texas A&M University, Biosafety Cabinets Level A2 Certified, Blood Borne Pathogen Training Certified
Kamfai Chan, Pui-Yan Wong, Chaitanya Parikh, Season Wong Moving toward rapid and low-cost point-of-care molecular diagnostics with a repurposed 3D printer and RPA Analytical Biochemistry, Vol 545, pp (4-12)
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I am currently seeking a challenging entry-level assignment as a Laboratory Technician or Bioprocess Associate in Molecular Biology Research and Development, with a focus on Biotechnology and Cellular Research, following my graduation this May with a Master of Science in Technology from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX.
During my graduate school time at Texas A&M, I was successful in being selected for a number of relevant internships including Graduate Research Student for Texas A&M Institute of Pre-Clinical Studies, Student Worker, at Novis Animal Solutions, Research & Development Intern for Aeglea Biotherapeutics in Austin, TX, Research & Development Intern at AI Biosciences, Inc., Graduate Student Researcher for Stelly Laboratory and Laboratory Technician for Molecular Biotechnology Laboratory, all of College Station, TX. In these assignments I had an extraordinary opportunity to gain experience and insight into the real-world environment of scientific testing and research.
Prior to graduate school, during my B.S. studies in India I was chosen for assignments as an Undergraduate Student Researcher, a Student Intern and a Summer Research Fellow which provided crucial impetus and support for my career in microbiological research. I have gained demonstrable strengths in providing leadership to colleagues within the research and laboratory environment and am well regarded among my peers and managers for delivering assigned projects within designated timeframes and budgetary constraints.
Additionally, I have held a leadership role as the Chief Student Leader of the Biotechnology Society at Texas A&M, with multiple responsibilities involving establishing contacts with leading professionals with the biotechnology industry as well as academic world. I have been successful in organizing membership drives and various fundraising events, overseeing annual elections for committee positions and managing the successful transfer of positions and responsibilities.
Throughout my career I have exhibited a commitment to quality and consistent compliance with critical governing directives, standards, policies and procedures. I am confident in my ability to deliver immediate and long-term results, and you will find me to be a performance-driven leader and collaborative team player focused on achieving and surpassing goals.
I am eager to discuss how my qualifications match your needs, and look forward to interviewing with you at your earliest convenience. In advance, I thank you for your time and consideration.
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