Associate Scientist I05/2014 to CurrentGENEWIZ IncThousand Oaks, CA
Perform bench procedures in the process of isolating plasmid DNA.
Midi, Maxi, Mega and Giga scale Work with both CLIMS program and Excel to track orders Provide troubleshooting help and quality customer service for customers both through e-mail and over the phone Perform molecular biology techniques such as colony isolation, culture inoculation and running sequencing reactions Process sequencing template, including: Preparation, amplification and PCR purification Manage inventory and replenish consumable sequencing supplies to perform routine maintenance of DNA sequencers.
Product Surveillance Coordinator10/2013 to 01/2014St. Jude MedicalSunnyvale, CA
Retrospectively analysed medical device complaints & re-classified them as per new complaint guidelines from FDA Ensuring all adverse event medical device reports (MDRs/eMDRs) are submitted to FDA per 21 CFR 803.
Gained knowledge of medical device GCP Used SAP to get product details and follow product life cycle also used Microsoft Sharepoint for collaborative work Evaluate files for inconsistencies and missing information.
Chen TC, Cho HY, Wang W, Barath M, Sharma N, Hofman FM, Schönthal AH. (2014) A novel temozolomide- perillyl alcohol conjugate exhibits superior activity against breast cancer cells in vitro and intracranial triple-negative tumor growth in vivo. [Mol Cancer Ther 2014;13:1181-1193] I co-authored two abstracts on 'Genetic basis of Rhabdomyosarcoma' (M. Barath, 2011) and on 'Chromosomal abnormalities in follicular thyroid carcinoma' (A. V. Kanugovi, 2011)which were selected for publication in the European Society of Human Genetics Conference 2011. Co-curricular & Extra-curricular Highlights:- Completed short term certification course in Responsible Conduct of Research conducted at USC - 2013 Presented a poster of research findings in the annual Microbiology and Immunology meet at USC. The event was host to all department researchers and students. -2012
Inventory management for lab supplies.
Research Experience:- Dr.
Axel.H Schönthal's laboratory at Keck School of Medicine of USC - Master's Thesis Jan 2012 June 2013 The project involved pre-clinical trials of a novel anti-cancer drug candidate on breast cancer cell lines.
The research focused on discovering the mechanism of action, potency, and mechanism of uptake and other characteristics of the compound.
The long-term aim is treating breast cancers in the breast as well as those that have metastasized to the brain.
This project helped me grow as a researcher and think outside the box.
It got me accustomed to working individually while also taught me the value of a team.
Cytogenetic Analysis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at MGM hospital, India - Undergraduate Thesis Jan 2011 June 2011 The project was under the guidance of Dr.
Ganguly towards the partial fulfilment of Bachelor's degree.
The project involved karyotyping of bone marrow samples of ALL patients followed by additional cytological analysis of the sample.
Karyotyping was done following G-banding of chromosomes in order to determine chromosomal aberrations.