Microbiology, Bacterial culture, aseptic techniques, cloning, PCR, 3 years
Research Assistant - Cytogenetics - ( Aug 2010 - Aug 2015) University of VirginiaTech, Blacksburg, Virginia (United States) Prepared chromosome samples from mosquito tissues - ovaries, testis, salivary glands, imaginal discs. Maintained mosquito laboratory colonies. Performed FISH using PCR, Random Primer labeling, Nick Translation techniques. Performed confocal, phase contrast, light microscopy to analyze samples. Adjusted, modified, and developed protocols for experiments. Mentored undergraduate student for SURF Summer Program 2015.
Microbiology Technician, - ( Nov 2008 - March 2010) University of Oxford Brookes, Oxford, U.K, Oxford, Oxford (U.K.) Set up classes for undergraduate and postgraduate classes, worked with teaching staff for planning practical classes and demonstrations, assisted in research when required, bacterial culture media preparation
Skills learned- PCR, QPCR, medical microbiology, gel electrophoresis, immunology, planning and team working skills, handling of laboratory organisms.
Quality Control Technician - ( August 2008 - October 2008) Glaxo Smithkline, London, London (U.K.) Tested food samples and analyze for confirmation within the industry limits for microorganisms. Skills learned- media preparation, quality control, autoclaving, serial dilution, streak plating, health and safety training.
Virginia Tech - 2016 Blacksburg, Virginia, United States Cytogenetics, Molecular Biology, Entomology PhD candidate in Entomology (specialization in Cytogenetics and vector Biology). Expected graduation date - Spring 2016
University of Wolverhampton - 2007 Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, U.K. Microbiology, Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology M.S. Thesis - Determination of bacterial DNA by PCR in samples of bovine milk for mastitis Project details- Detecting bacterial species involved in bovine mastitis (a dairy disease affecting milk production worldwide) through traditional plating methods and PCR.
Courses taken - Genes and Genomes, Gene technology, Fermentation Biotechnology, Food borne diseases and pathogen analysis, Environmental Biotechnology, Masters laboratory techniques, Research methods, DNA data mining