Rachna Shah

  • Greater New York City Area, US

Looking for full time opportunity in Pharma/Biotech/Life science organization

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Research Volunteer

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Rutgers University
  • Working on Barrett’s Esophagus Carcinogenesis (BEC) and GERD related project.
  • Worked on column cancer research and IBD related project.
  • Extensively search scientific articles to support the research.
  • Prepared media, Handled and maintained human cell lines, performed RT PCR, DNA and RNA Extraction and quantification, DNA sequencing of samples, electrophoresis and western blotting.
  • Performed cell counting and immunofluorescence (Experience with FACS).
  • Recorded and analyzed data and presented in lab meetings.
Jun 2014 - Present

Student Assistant

International Student Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Actively interact with students from different country and guide them in various issues.
  • Manage phone calls, files and create flyers.
  • Assist all professional staff.


Jun 2014 - Present

Computer Lab Assistant

Computing Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Manage computers and help students with any issue.
  • Troubleshoot printers and login issues with students and faculty.
Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

Research Trainee

Sun Agrigenetics Pvt. Ltd
  • Prepared nutrient media for in vitro plant development in bulk amount by handling media department.
  • Worked with molecular biology department and conducted DNA isolation of plants; performed gel electrophoresis and PCR.
  • Performed Plant Tissue Culture of various plants such as banana and red sender.



M.S Biology

Fairleigh Dickinson University

M.Sc Biotechnology

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University

B.Sc Biotechnology

Sardar Patel University



Protein Purification and Southern Botting

Isolation, Estimation and purification of DNA

Gel electrophoresis and DNA sequensing


RNA extraction and purification

Immunoflurescence and FACS



Lab Safety/ Chemical Hygiene/ Bio Safety/ Bloodbourne Pathogen Training Certificate

Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety