I am working at Orange Health Infectious Laboratory as Head of Molecular laboratory. Before Joining I was working as Head of Molecular Lab at SRL Fortis Hospital Bangalore, Medical advisor for infectious disease earlier I was working at Sandor life Sciences Private Limited, India as Co Head of Infectious Disease in molecular Diagnostics, I have established Infectious disease panels at this organization which include Quantitative viral load, Real Time PCR, Genotyping and drug resistance assays, Before Joining Sandor, I was working as Senior Research Scientist -C at National Institute of Malaria Institute, NIMR , Indian Council of Medical Research ,Goa India.
I have earned my Ph.D.degree (Biochemistry) Study of HIV Viral Variants in Blood and Urogenital Secretions and their Association with Pathogenesis of HIV under the Guidance of Dr Atmaram H Bandivdekar Deputy Director NIRRH, (Indian Council of Medical Research) Mumbai, India.
I have a prior experience of working at US Laboratories at Boston Medical School and Harvard lab (Partners) at Boston for Fogarty AITRIP Award. I have been awarded with prestigious Fogarty International fellowship to work at Harvard Medical School and Boston Medical school, Short-term International HIV/AIDS Training Programme (ATRIP) carried out at Miriam/Brown University USA to work under the guidance of Dr Deborah Anderson, Dr Kenneth H Mayer, and Dr Manish Sagar,
C O R E CO M P E T E N C I E S
Molecular Biology OncoDiagnostics, Haemato oncology
and Solid Tumors, Genomics,
Virology and Infectious Diseases
Qualitative and Quantitative PCR Viral load Assay by Real Time PCR Cobas
Taqman 48 (Roche),
(MagNa Pure Compact Nucleic Acid extraction system (Roche)
Real Time PCR, (Applied Biosystems) Multiplex PCR, Thermofisher S5 NGS and QC, Library and Oncomine Analysis.
Genotyping, Luminex, ARMS PCR, ddPCR, Biorad, Molecular diagnostics HBV HCV TB Genotyping Molecular Genetics, Biofire - Biomerieux (Pneumonia, Respiratory GI and CSF ME Panel) Biosafety Level 2 Plus Experience with Infectious disease, HIV Drug resistance, MDR –TB and infectious disease DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR, Cloning, Molecular Biology DNA/ RNA and PCR/ RT PCR, Cloning and sequencing, PBMC Culture and Antiviral assays and Validation
QA and QC Analysis and DNA Fragment Analysis and sequencing
Expertise in Biosafety and Biowaste Management NABL, DSIR, CE Certifications, Qualified Internal Auditor: NABL ISO 15189:2012 /QMS/LIMS
NABL Authorized Signatory: Genetics, Molecular Biology and Oncology
Technical Expertise and Skills:
Expertise in Advance molecular biology , Virology and Infectious Diseases : DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, Reverse Transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), Gel electrophoresis and Molecular cloning, Gel-electrophoresis, Real Time PCR, Sequencing, Multiplex PCR , ARMS PCR, infectious diseases HIV , molecular diagnostics HBV HCV TB genetic disorders in Molecular Genetics,, NGS , Library preparation, analysis, RNA isolation, qPCR, PCR, Cloning, biochemical analysis , biological fluids and blood samples, Molecular biology, Virology, Infectious diseases, Immunological Techniques, Malaria vectors, microbiological Techniques, Sequencing, Epidemiology, general lab management skills.