Experience

Institut de Biologie Paris Seine, France

Postdoctoral Scientist, June 2017 - Present

My postdoctoral project in the lab of Dr. Marie Breau focused on understanding the mechanics of neuronal development.

  • Managing an interdisciplinary project working on the intersection of transgenics, biophysics, high resolution microscopy and quantitative data analysis to decipher the fundamentals of neuroscience.

  • Developed and optimized an innovative technique to measure cellular forces in collaboration with physicists and microscopists.

  • Communicating neuroscience through the medium of seminars/presentations and written articles (published one first author review paper).

SKILLS: Collaboration, Interpersonal, Problem Solving, Scientific Writing, Multidisciplinary, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Confocal Microscopy, Image Analysis, Immunohistochemistry, Histology, Transgenic Zebrafish.

Grace Church Ministries, United Arab Emirates

Volunteer/Organizer, September 2016 - December 2016

  • Prepared and delivered sermons on a bimonthly basis

  • Organized the logistics and planning of community events

  • Promoted the visibility of establishment through various distribution channels

Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle, Montpellier, France

Doctoral Candidate/Research Project Manager, August 2012 - July 2016

 


 

My doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Jopling focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of Zebrafish Heart Regeneration.

  • Formulated hypothesis and conducted multiple original research projects that led to the discovery of novel pathways in zebrafish heart regeneration.

  • Management of a 4-year scientific research project : Experimental design & application, data analysis, competitive intelligence, scientific papers writing.

  • Management of regular follow-up expert boards with KOLs, scientists & medical doctors.

  • Dedicated team player and collaborator that worked with a multidisciplinary team of molecular biologists and microscopists to ensure to ensure completion of research goals under strict time restrictions.

  • Proven problem solver as demonstrated by the implementation of a tenacious troubleshooting method to optimize experimental conditions that led to improved efficiency and rapid delivery of results that benefited the entire team.

  • Impactful speaker with a strong ability to make complex scientific concepts accessible and simple as evidenced by participation in 7+ conferences resulting in 3 public speaking awards, a privileged honor to represent supervisor at a national conference and an invitation to give a pep talk to local high school students.

  • Effective technical writer with a keen ability to organize complex ideas in a concise manner as demonstrated by a range of written works including 2 research manuscripts, 1 published review article, several abstracts and research grant proposals.

  • Research supervised 3 masters internship students aiding in their project completion.

  • Research directly led to the award of €8000 from the Société Française de Cardiologie.

 

  • Participated in “Speed Dating avec la Science” an outreach program aimed at educating the public about scientific research.

 

SKILLS: Public Speaking, Project Management, Collaboration, Innovation, Interpersonal, Problem Solving, Scientific Writing, Protocol development, Multidisciplinary, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Confocal Microscopy, Bioinformatics, Immunohistochemistry, In Situ Hybridization, Histology, Transgenic Zebrafish.

  • Community of Science PhDs trained in Business/Industry Acumen

  • Program aimed at turning academic PhDs into confident and successful industry professionals

  • Secured CSA Industry Trained Certificate

Cheeky Scientist Association

Associate, January 2016 - Present

 


 

National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

Summer Intern, April 2012 - June 2016

Project Title : Role of Notch Signalling in Cervical Cancer
Supervised by Dr. Sudhir Krishna

SKILLS: Collaboration, Interpersonal, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Biology, Western Blotting, Cell Culture.

Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden/Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Master Thesis, December 2010 - December 2011

My thesis research in the lab of Dr. Christopher Antos focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of Zebrafish Fin Regeneration.

  •  Collaborated with a final year PhD Student and a histologist to troubleshoot a research project and helped complete the undertaking in a timely manner.

  • Formulated original research hypothesis that resulted in genuine praise from key scientists in the field and eventually led to my recruitment in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Jopling.

SKILLS: Collaboration, Interpersonal, Problem Solving, Scientific Writing, Multidisciplinary, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Fluorescence Microscopy, Bioinformatics, Immunohistochemistry, In Situ Hybridization, Histology, Transgenic Zebrafish.

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