Molecular biologist turned Technical writer and Editor with 5 years of experience in creating content for the biomedical and biotechnology industryand academia.
MS Office Suite, Project; Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe InDesign
Write and edit technical documentation, including user manuals, job aids, installation instructions, technical instructions/bulletins, and other technical publications from document plans and style guides.
Research and understand products, client test specifications, reagents, and clinical trials to draft and edit documents.
Familiar with GDPs, GCPs, and GLPs
Oracle, Access, MySQL, and many bioinformatics software
Scientific editing and writing
Data analysis and interpretation
Adept in working with and around servers, mobile devices, computer systems, peripheral equipment.
Ability to work with both Windows and Mac systems
Expertise in molecular biology techniques, bioassays, immunoassays, and pharmacokinetic assays.
Five years of experience writing and editing technical documents, including user manuals, annual reports, research papers, presentations, tutorials, and Web content.
Worked with subject-matter experts to gather information, identify relevant data and audiences, and write clear, concise, and user-friendly documents .
Gained a thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and AP Stylebook.
Familiar with GDP, GCP, and GLP
Formatted programs and content management systems for clients.
Superior communication, interview, and presentation abilities.
Helped clients publish their research in high impact journals.
Data analysis, interpretation, and management of experimental and technical data for clients.
Editor for a technology book - Systems: Brains of Corporations; Author - Raj Badal, Published by Ingram. www.brainsofcorp.com. Wrote the website content and all promotional materials for the book.
Scientific consultant and editor01/2012 to CurrentFreelance
B2B work with R&D and New Product Introduction Teams, to plan, write, and edit technical documentation for a variety of scientific audiences including Quality / Regulatory, Genomic Researchers, Bioinformaticians and lab technicians.
Collect data by interviewing technical and process specialists, researching written material, attending training and demonstrations, using products, and observing users.
Analyze and describe complex scientific data and scientific terminology.
Generate documents that meet appropriate quality standard, to support formal verification and validation activities.
Work efficiently and accurately in content management systems, adhering to best practices and departmental standards for terminology, content management, and reuse.
Process final documentation on SAP or other ERP systems and maintain organized records of all materials, drafts, and previous versions.
Deliver documents that adhere to ISO and FDA standards.
Help biologists understand and design Genomic/transcriptomic sequencing experiments, analyze and interpret data, and extrapolate their data for practical applications in agriculture, medicine, and pharmacology.
Help clients obtain funding by writing relevant grant proposals, which include visual representation of their scientific ideas and experimental design.
Scientific editing and Proofreading.
Senior Research Associate01/2009 to 01/2012University of Delaware
Identified novel therapeutics (antimicrobials and anti-infectives) from plant extracts against a nosocomial pathogen using HILIC (Hydrophobic Interaction Chromatography) coupled with QTOF (Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer also QTOF).
Used PCR to identify the bacterial virulence factors.
Used various model systems (plants, bacteria, nematodes, and yeast) to study the effect of novel therapeutics.
Performed immunoassays and pharmacokinetic assays to study the effect of anti-infectives.
Identified the causes of allelopathy in the noxious weed Centaurea stoebe.
Research Ethics ambassador as a part of the NSF project RAISE (Research Awareness in Science and Engineering).
Post-doctoral Scientist01/2004 to 01/2007University of Delaware
Characterized and elucidated the function of a class of disease resistance genes in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Next-Gen sequencing to study small RNAs in rice (Illumina platform).
Characterized floral organ-localized gene expression in the inflorescence of Arabidopsis thaliana by comparison of massively parallel signature sequencing (MPSS) data - in collaboration with DuPont.
Managed lab and resources including teaching and training undergraduates, mentoring senior thesis, setting safe SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) in the laboratory for the use of radioisotopes.
Education and Training
Science Writing2012Stanford UniversityWriting in the Sciences - Certificate program
Ph.D.: Plant Sciences2002G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and TechnologyPlant Sciences
Post-doctoral studies: Molecular BiologyUniversity of Delaware
*Pandey, V. Ansari, M.W., Tula, S., Yadav, S., Shukla, N., Bains, G., Kaushik, S. B., Chandra, S., Gaur, A.K., Kumar, A., Shukla, A., Kumar, J., Tuteja, N. 2016. Dose-Dependent Response of Trichoderma harzianum in improving drought tolerance in rice genotypes. Planta 2016 May 22;243(5):1251-64. Epub 2016 Feb 22.
*Agrawal, B. Lakshmanan, V. Kaushik, S. Bais, H. 2011. Natural variation among Arabidopsis
*accessions reveals malic acid as a key mediator of Nickel (Ni) tolerance. Planta. 2012 236(2):477-89
*Kaushik, S. and Bais, H. 2011. Rhizo-secretions as a source of novel antimicrobials against Enterococcus faecalis infections. Communicated to BMC Microbiology
*Kaushik, S. Caplan, J. Czymmek, K. Bais, H. Novel plant extracts as regulators of fat storage in Caenorhabditis elegans. Manuscript in preparation.
*Kaushik S, Bais, HP, Meissen, J Fiehn, O. Novel root exudates in attenuating virulence of Enterococcus faecalis OG1RF. Manuscript in preparation.
*Kaushik S, Bais HP, Biedrzycki ML, Venkatachalam L. Catechin is a phytotoxin and a pro- oxidant secreted from the roots of Centaurea stoebe. Plant Signal Behav. 2010 Sep 15;5(9).
*Harsh Bais and Shail Kaushik. Catechin secretion and phytotoxicity: Fact not fiction. Plant Signaling & Behavior Volume 5, Issue 9, 2010.
*Peiffer J, Kaushik S, Ghazal H, Sakai H, Meyers BC. Spatial dissection of the Arabidopsis floral transcriptome by MPSS. BMC Plant Biology 2008, 8:43
*Meyers BC, Kaushik S, Nandety RS. (2005) Evolving disease resistance genes. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 8(2): 129-34.
*Kaushik S, Shukla A, and Pant R C - Mineral Ion Complement of Healthy and Malformed Floral Tissues of Mango (Mangifera indica L). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.
Activities and Honors
Member: Genetics Society of America, American Society of Plant Biologists, AAAS, Council of Scientific Editors.
Pro bono work for Universities Allied Essential Medicines (UAEM).