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SUMMARY

Biomedical researcher with a research experience in the field of Oncology, Inflammation and Drug Development. Seeking a challenging position in an intellectually stimulating environment where I can use my knowledge, expertise, skills and enthusiasm; which will assist my career development and contribute effectively to the progress of the organization as well as the healthcare sector.

WORK HISTORY

Jul 2015Jul 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of South Carolina

Research focused to bridge the gap between inflammation and cancer, understanding complex function of immune cells within the tumor microenvironment and proposing dietary solutions as a preventive and therapeutic agent.

Responsibilities:

  • Gather literature, facts and statistics related to use of complementary and integrated medicine
  • Determined the role of inflammation associated molecules in growth and development of prostate cancer
  • Conducted marine drug discovery and development project with special emphases on anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity.
  • Perform laboratory management duties, maintaining research safety manuals and inventories as per federal occupational, chemical and radiation safety guidelines.

Technique Skills acquired: Mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, q-PCR, ELISA (cytokines & secretary proteins), protein microarray.

Feb 2015Apr 2015

Application Scientist

Biotron Healthcare Pvt. LtD (India)

Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre- and post-sales customer support for instruments and applications
  • Troubleshoot issues related to user's technical skills, assay design, and instruments
  • Provide strategic and competitive customer feedback to sales teams
  • Organize training sessions for sales team to enhance on-field performance

Technique Skills acquired: Enrichment and detection of circulating tumor cells

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

As a PhD Fellow and Project Assistant

  • Conducted project to analyze the anti-cancer activity of selective herbal medicine in cervical cancer
  • Oversee and manage collaborative project in area of inflammation and nanotechnology
  • Interpreted obtained data and compiled result  in collaboration with senior scientists and co-workers
  • Assist Head of Department and Director of institute as and when needed
  • Led the process of training and managing postgraduate students in laboratory techniques and guiding in dissertation preparation

Technique Skills acquired: Development of cell line from tumor sample and primary culture from normal tissue,  flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, western blotting, zymoghraphy, animal handling, biochemical and cell based colorimetric, fluorescence and HTRF assay , statistical analysis using sigma plot and graph pad prism.

EDUCATION SNAPSHOT

Aug 2010Apr 2015

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biotechnology

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune, India

Dissertation: Analyzing the Chemopreventive Potential of Medicinal Plants in Cervical Cancer and Studying the Underline Molecular Mechanisms Governing their Anticancer Activity.

Aug 2006Jul 2008

Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology   

Bangalore University, Bangalore, India

Dissertation: Biocompatibility study of selected Probiotics.

Jun 2003Apr 2006

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Botany

University of Pune, Pune, India

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 5 first author publications in international journals
  • Senior Research Fellowship by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 2012
  • Best presentation award at National Research Scholars Meet in Life Science, 2013

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

  • Choudhari et al., 2013; PloS one,  8.7 e70127.
  • Choudhari et al., 2013;  Journal of Ethnopharmacology,  150(1): 215-222
  • Koppikar and Choudhari et al., 2010;BMC Cancer , 10(1): 210.