C.V.

EDUCATION

BACHELORS: Manipal Institute of Technology (2008 – 2012)
Completed B.E. Biotechnology with CGPA 8.40 (on a scale of 1 – 10)

MASTERS: Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme in Evolutionary Biology (2013 – 2015)

Uppsala University, Sweden (September 2013 – January 2014)
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany (February 2014 – August 2014)

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands (September 2014 – March 2015)
International Max Planck Research Society for Organismal Biology (April 2015 – September 2015)


PhD: International Max Planck Research Society for Organismal Biology/ University of Konstanz (2015 – 2018)

Teaching Experience

Tutor for bachelors course: Ecology 1 at the LMU, Munich (June 2014 – July 2014)



RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS

1.    Research Intern in the Downstream Processing and Analytical Laboratory, Biocon R&D Centre (December 2009)
2.    Research Intern in the Personal Care Products Business, ITC LSTC (June 2011 – August 2011)
3.    Junior Research Associate in the Personal Care Products Business, ITC LSTC (July 2012 – June 2013)
4.    Research Assistant for the German Barcode of Life Project at the Bavarian State Collection for Zoology (May 2014 – June 2014)



RESEARCH SKILLS

1.    Object oriented programming (individual based simulations) using C++
2.    Tracking and image analysis using OpenCV
3.    Statistical analyses using R
4.    Basic understanding of Machine Learning algorithms
5.    Flow Cytometry techniques for cell counting and sorting
6.    Microbial and cell culture techniques
7.    DNA extraction and amplification
8.    Experience with gene expression studies using qPCR



HONOURS & AWARDS

1.    Identified as a ‘distinguished child possessing extraordinary talent on national level’ in the All India Talent Search Examination, sponsored       by Children’s Educational Trust (2006)
2.    Runner up of events ‘Google it up’ and ‘Chrome Shift’ in Symbiot, National level Biotechnology festival (2011)



WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

1.    Forensics workshop organized by Forensics Department, Kasturba Medical College (March 2011)
2.    ‘Quantitative Genetics of Shape’ organized by Transmitting Science, Barcelona (February 2014)



SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science (2013 – Present)



COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

1.    Participated in the bird census programme organised by the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Chilika District, Orissa (2012)
2.    Involved in relief camp to provide free medical support to flood affected and marooned people of Kamrup District of Assam, India (2011)
3.    Volunteer in category ‘Kurukshetra’ of Techtatva , National level technical festival (2008)
4.    Organiser of event ‘Bioinformatrix’ in Symbiot, National level Biotechnology festival (2010)
5.    Event Manager of event ‘Time Warped’ in Symbiot, National level Biotechnology festival (2011)

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