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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Molecular biologist turned Technical writer and Editor with 5 years of experience in creating content for the biomedical and biotechnology industry and 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.
Education and Training
Stanford University , Expected in 2012 : Science Writing - GPA : Writing in the Sciences - Certificate program 
G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology , Expected in 2002 Ph.D. : Plant Sciences - GPA : Plant Sciences 
University of Delaware , Expected in Post-doctoral studies : Molecular Biology - GPA :
  • 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. Wrote the website content and all promotional materials for the book.
Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. - Scientific consultant and editor
, , 01/2012 - Current
  • 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.
George Washington University - Senior Research Associate
, , 01/2009 - 01/2012
  • 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).
University Of Delaware - Post-doctoral Scientist
, , 01/2004 - 01/2007
  • 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.
*Select Publications
*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).
  • Judge: BioGenius challenge, Delaware (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Workshops and presentations (Heredity and Genetics) at A.G. Waters Middle School.
  • Conducted Research Ethics Workshops at the University of Delaware.
  • Content creator at Odyssey online magazine.

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School Attended
  • Stanford University
  • G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
  • University of Delaware
Job Titles Held:
  • Scientific consultant and editor
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Post-doctoral Scientist
  • Ph.D.
  • Post-doctoral studies