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Microbiology and Immunology

Technical Consultant #1750


Expertise

  • An accomplished Ph.D. with expertise in immunology, microbiology, cell Biology, molecular biology, microbiology flow and a proven background in biomedical research work.
  • Cytometry.
  • Immunoassays.
  • Cell-based oncogenic assays.
  • Recombinant DNA technology.
  • SiRNA technology.
  • Nucleic acids and blotting technology.
  • Protein and fusion protein purification.
  • Monoclonal antibody technology.
  • Protein labeling technology.
  • Confocal microscopy.
  • Diagnostic microbiology.
  • Cell culture and cell line development.
  • Virology.
  • Mouse model studies in autoimmune diseases and immunotherapy.

Experience

Research

St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, FL, Scientist, 2009 - Present

  • Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the area of acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

University of Illinois College, Research Specialist, 2008 - 2009

  • Department of Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, of Medicine, Illinois

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 2006 - 2008

  • Department of Hematology/Oncology

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Post-Doctoral Research, 2002 - 2005

  • Department of Immunology in area of autoimmunity studying the mechanisms of an altered peptide ligand in down regulating symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.
  • Department of Molecular Biology, investigating the mechanisms of Dengue Virus entry.

University of Madras, India, 2000 - 2002

  • Lecturer and Head, Department of Microbiology, courses taught:
  • Immunology, Bacteriology.
  • Molecular Biology for Masters Students.

Honors & Publications


Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Advancement of Sciences
  • American Association of Neurology
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Awards

  • Best Post-Doctoral Research Award, University of Alabama School of Medicine.
  • Career Enhancement Award, UAB.
  • Travel award for the BSI (British Society of Immunology) conference "Therapeutic Tolerance : Myth or Reality," held at University of Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
  • Young Scientist Award, 3rd International Symposium on Recent Trends in Life Sciences, Bangalore, India.
  • Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.

Publications

  • Reviewed manuscripts in the area of immunotherapy and immune disorders.
  • Editor Board member and Reviewer for:
    • Journal of Medical Sciences
    • International Journal of Cancer Research
    • Trends in Medical Research
    • Research Journal of Immunology
    • Asian Journal of Biological Sciences
  • Science Books and Fictions reviewer for AAAS (American Association of Advancement of Sciences).
  • Guidelines reviewer for AAN (American Association of Neurology).
  • Achievements include publications in top rated journals, research presentation awards, recent career enhancement.
  • Presentations of research projects at various national and international seminars.

Education

  • Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India
  • M.Sc. Applied Microbiology, University of Madras, India
  • B.Sc. Food Science, University of Madras, India
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