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Rachna Shah

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

Work experience

Oct 2014Present

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 2014Present

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.
Jun 2014Present

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.


Mar 2012Aug 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