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QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly motivated, talented, and versatile professional powered with broad experience in clinical medicine, biomedical research, technical writing, animal models experimentation, molecular biology and pharmacology, complemented with strong educational foundation. Excel at managing multiple human and animal studies simultaneously from inception to completion, and stellar ability in leading and performing all phases of complex research projects. Show paramount efforts in developing new technologies and products to solve various problems in compliance with regulations in life sciences industry. Exemplify remarkable analysis, documentation, research, and advocacy expertise, coupled with outstanding leadership, organizational, and management qualities and highly effective writing and presentation skills.

Demonstrate keen expertise in inflammatory pathways in sleep under physiological and pathological stressors, neurodegenerative disorders, atherosclerosis, and many disease related models. Accustomed to working with people of diverse cultures and organizational backgrounds, committed and successfully ensuring their utmost satisfaction. Possess a keen eye for detail with proven capability to multitask in a competitive and challenging environment.

ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES

BIOCHEMICAL ASSAYS:

  • Expertise in DNA, RNA, and protein purification and quantification; Multiplex cytokine assays and ELISAs; Immunoprecipitation, SDS-PAGE and Western Blotting; target-specific PCR gene array design and Quantitative real time PCR; FACS; Luminex X-Map technology
  • Culture and maintenance of multiple primary and secondary cell lines; Isolation of primary neuronal cells; Assays that detect apoptosis, nitric oxide, and reactive oxygen species; Immunocytochemistry; Receptor binding assays; Cell fraction isolation; EMSAs

BIO-ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES:

  • Confocal Laser Scanning, fluorescent and high-magnification microscopy; Electroencephalogram analytical scoring; spectrophotometry; mass spectrophotometric and biostatistical data analyses; design and implementation of differential shear patterns

ANIMAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience in animal surgery, Fine dissection of diverse mouse systems; Pharmacokinetic and dose response studies; Perfusion and immunohistochemistry; Breeding, maintenance and genotyping; Influenza viral titre measurement; Identification of neurogenesis

SPECIALTIES/THERAPEUTIC AREAS:

  • All branches of clinical medicine (including respiratory, gastrointestinal, oncology), pharmacology, physiology, neuroscience, cardiovascular research, and molecular biology

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • Excellent written and oral technical and interaction skills. Diverse therapeutic area experience in writing scientific and medical reports, publications, abstracts, posters, animal protocols, protocols compliant with OSHA, IRB, GLP, SOPs, and presentation skills (national and international). Multilingual in English, Hindi, and Gujarati
EDUCATION

PH.D. IN PHARMACOLOGY

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA: 2006

BACHELOR IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Equivalent to an M.D. degree in the US)

  • L.T. Medical College, Bombay University, India: 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH SCIENTIST | CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA | 2007–PRESENT

Display unsurpassed expertise in managing several research projects, examining endogenous mechanisms in atherosclerosis in response to different flow patterns and discovered key therapeutic drug targets to attenuate the formation of atherosclerotic plaques by way of drug optimization, pharmacokinetic studies, and through molecular and biochemical approaches. Closely monitor multiple project progress and report project status by using various project spreadsheets and writing reports, manuscripts, and grants.

Notable Achievements:

  • Achieved a nationally competitive grant from American Heart Association to conduct atherosclerosis research
  • Earned distinction for discovering and developing a target-specific PCR gene arrays to study gene response to disturbed flow (RT2 PCR Array Profiler Technology), as well as in determining several drug target molecules
  • Initiated the design and development of knockout mouse models and testing improvement treatment measures to attenuate atherosclerotic plaque formation and inflammation
  • Presided over three independent projects and served as an integral part of a team that developed models to reduce inflammation associated in atherosclerosis, thus leading to three top-quality journal publications
  • Significantly reduced project completion times and vigorously participated in several animal use committees
  • Developed innovative research in the field of cardiovascular biology in collaboration with several thought leaders

Notable Achievements:

  • Achieved a nationally competitive grant from American Heart Association to conduct atherosclerosis research
  • Earned distinction for discovering and developing a target-specific PCR gene arrays to study gene response to disturbed flow (RT2 PCR Array Profiler Technology), as well as in determining several drug target molecules
  • Initiated the design and development of knockout mouse models and testing improvement treatment measures to attenuate atherosclerotic plaque formation and inflammation
  • Presided over three independent projects and served as an integral part of a team that developed models to reduce inflammation associated in atherosclerosis, thus leading to three top-quality journal publications
  • Significantly reduced project completion times and vigorously participated in several animal use committees
  • Developed innovative research in the field of cardiovascular biology in collaboration with several thought leaders

 RESEARCH SCIENTIST | DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY, JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICAL INSTITUTE, BALTIMORE, MD | 2006–2007

Pivotal in discovering key signaling mechanisms in inflammation associated with Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and HIV-related dementia. Delivered informative presentations and novel ideas for effective target molecule generation, such as suppression of targets for toxic calcium influx.

Notable Achievements:

  • Served as a key contributor in delineating lipid biomarkers in schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis
  • Masterfully led SSRI drug optimization effort and studied output measures in primary neuronal cells
  • Applied dynamic leadership talents in a proof of concept research project involving evaluation of diverse drug molecules in survival of neuronal cells and neural progenitor cells in rat cerebellar tissue

RESEARCH ASSISTANT | DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, SPRINGFIELD, IL | 2001–2006

Convened with two investigators in the completion of multiple research projects. Facilitated training to newly hired research personnel to develop their knowledge in SOP, GLP, OSHA, radioactive, and chemical compliance regulations.

Notable Achievements:

  • Highly praised as a key personnel in developing a mouse model to study the role of NF-κB and its regulated genes (TNF, nitric oxide, adenosine receptors) and associated interaction in sleep under various conditions (normal sleep, sleep deprivation, and inflammatory stimuli) and published several noteworthy publications
  • Obtained a competitive grant from Excellence in Academic Medicine to support sleep research
  • Established and implemented research methodologies to study biological responses in vitro and in vivo

CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | DEPARTMENT OF RHEUMATOLOGY, L.T. MEDICAL COLLEGE, INDIA | 2000–2001

Fostered positive working environment with the Department of Ophthalmology toward fulfillment of organizational mission and goals. Primarily held responsible for data collection, review, and analyses to complete the clinical project.

Notable Achievement:

  • Singlehandedly orchestrated a clinical study to outline incidence outcome of spondyloarthropathies in patients with uveitis

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Business Communications and Team Development Course, Part of Leadership Management Program, University of Virginia: 2009

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY

Skilled in a suite of Statistical Application, Graph plotting, References software, Molecular Biology and Sleep Data Analyses, and several Imaging Software and Tools

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board: 2011–Present
  • Full Member, Sigma Xi: 2011–Present
  • Member, American Association for Advancement in Science: 2008–Present
  • Member, Indian Medical Association: 2001–Present

ACTIVITIES

Leadership and Organizational Skills

  • Volunteer Coordinator, Asha for Education (Non-profit organization) and Marathon Charity Partners (2010)
  • Sponsorship Coordinator, Asha for Education (2009)
  • Organizing Committee Member–Trainee Education Advisory Committee’s Trainee Subcommittee, Sleep Research Society (2004–2006)

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