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Education

20052007

M.Sc. Biotechnology- First Class Honours

Dept. of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Main Subjects: Cell biology, cellular and molecular physiology, molecular genetics, recombinant DNA technology, immunology, molecular medicine, food biotechnology, bioprocess technology, fermentation and downstream processing.

20022005

B.Sc. Biotechnology- First Class Honours

Dept. of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Main Subjects: Biochemistry, microbiology, animal, plant and environment biotechnology, animal and plant diversity, ecology, biostatistics.

Research experience

Feb 2016Present

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Veterinary Medicine, UCD, Dublin

Jazz Pharma-sponsored project with the aim to refine a proprietary oral drug formulation to improve tolerability. Responsibilities include examination of ex-vivo drug permeability across isolated rat duodenal/jejunal mucosae. Studies are also looking at the mechanism of permeability to inform clinical trials.

Oct 2013Dec 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Pharmacy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Research project with industrial sponsorship (Vidara Therapeutics) to improve pharmacokinetic profile of a parenterally-administered cytokine encapsulated in liposome formulations. Responsibilities included manufacturing, characterizing and assaying formulations in vitro to predict in vivo release characteristics. In vivo testing of lead formulations in rodents to compare changes in pharmacokinetic profile over native product were carried out along with preparation of detailed project updates and meetings with industrial partners. Provided training and supervision to interns and PhDs and developed and finalized SOPs associated with the project.

Jul 2010Jul 2010

UCD Conway Festival of Research &

UCD Conway Festival of Research &
37 th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the Controlled Release Society(CRS); Portland, USA,. 10 th annual; Dublin, Ireland, September 16, 2010.