Surbhi Nln

  • Los Angeles US-CA

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Project Assistant

Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology

Worked under Dr. Souvik Maiti on gold and silicon nanoparticles, their uptake studies in zebrafish, cytotoxicity of metal nanoparticles in HeLa cells, prepared nanoparticles, performed cell culture and immunohistochemistry assays, gathered and analyzed spectrophotometer data.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Research Assistant

Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust

Worked on Department of Biotechnology, Government of India-sponsored project, Curcumin in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Treatment: Phase II Trial, under Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dept. of Otolaryngology. Performed pharmacokinetic and bioavailability assays and maintained data.


Jan 2008 - Present


University of Southern California

• Thesis: Tumor developmental studies on mice models.

• Advisor: Dr. A. Kobielak, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Keck School of Medicine




Microsoft Office, Dreamweaver, Frontpage

Computer Languages


Lab Techniques

  Gel electrophoresis, Cell culture, Western blotting, Southern blotting, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Immunohisto/cytochemistry techniques, Protein Purification, Nucleic Acid isolation, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Vector cloning, Fluorescence microscopy, Expression cloning, Transfection, Gene knockdown, In situ hybridization  

Publications and Presentations

  • Role of cell adhesion in the homeostasis of normal and cancer stem cells derived from skin hair follicle. Poster presentation.13th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Symposium, April 04, 2009. Los Angeles CA.
  • Tissue Engineering: Past, Present & Future. Biohorizons-2007. Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.
  • Y2O3 coatings to prevent hot corrosion in turbines. Intel Science Talent Search 2001.


  • Graduate Student Representative. Committee on Academic Policies and Planning, University of Southern California. 2009-2010.

  • Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) representing Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. 2008-2009.

  • Vice President (Communications), Viterbi Graduate Students Association (VGSA), University of Southern California. 2008-2009.

  • Science Tutor, Middle School Outreach Program. Murchison Elementary School, Los Angeles CA. Aug-Nov 2008.

  • Chemistry Tutor, Engineering for Health Academy (EHA). Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles CA. 2008-2009.

Society Membership

  • Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises

  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society


  • Biomaterials
  • Transport Phenomenon
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Enzyme Catalyzed Organic Synthesis
  • Modeling & Simulation of Bioprocesses
  • Bioanalytical Techniques
  • Polymer Science & Engineering
  • Introduction to Bio-MEMS and Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Topics in Biomedical Systems
  • Seminar in Bioengineering
  • Advanced Studies of the Nervous System
  • Signal and Systems Analysis
  • Structure and Management of Clinical Trials
  • Quality Systems and Standards


Nov 2008 - Present

Animal Care and Use

AALAS Learning Library
Nov 2008 - Present

Laboratory Safety

University of Southern California