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To utilize my expertise in research, analytical and management skills for a challenging position in the life sciences industry.


*Biotechnology cum business graduate offering a strong academic and internship experience. *Consistently recognized for troubleshooting skills and resolving challenging issues in both scientific and business settings. *Quickly learn and master new technology; equally successful in both team and self-directed settings; excellent presentation skills; proficient in a range of computer tools such as MS-Office, SAS and SPSS; good statistical skills to conduct basic data analysis and thus facilitate effective decision making. Publications: 1. Kaadige MR, Looper RE, Kamalanaadhan S, Ayer DE (2009) Glutamine-dependent anapleurosis dictates glucose uptake and cell growth by regulating MondoA transcriptional activity, PNAS 106:14878-14883

Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Research Technician

University of Utah Hospital

Studying transcription factor Nrf-2 using western blots in aged mouse models during oxidative and reductive stress. Duties related to this study include maintaining database of mouse models through PCR based genotyping.

Aug 2007Jun 2009

Graduate Research Assistant

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Studied transcription factors MondoA and Mlx using tissue culture. Performed DNA transfections, SDS-PAGE, western blots and luciferase assays. Worked with bacterial cultures, DNA transformations, DNA extractions, agarose gel electrophoresis, qPCR, RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, HPLC etc. Organized, documented and maintained inventory while also performing other general lab maintenance duties.
May 2008Aug 2008

Summer Intern

ARUP Laboratories
Optimized and validated a cost-effective and cost-saving Lightscanner® assay (Hi-Res melting® curve analysis) for the MCAD (Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency) disease. Created an internal MCAD mutation database by thorough data mining of existing literature. Prepared cost analysis spreadsheets and competitor analysis reports for the accounting and marketing departments respectively. Gained real-world experience in pricing an assay for clients after its promotion from R&D.




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