EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS
2014: Masters in Clinical Embryology (Distinction) Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
2012–13: Medicine and Genetic Counseling (PG Diploma) (First Class) Kamineni Hospitals, Hyderabad. India.
2009–12: M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry (First Class)
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
2006–09: B.Sc. Genetics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry (First Class) Garden City College, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
Embryologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India (since May 2015).
Technical Assistant at Monash University (Researching endometrial receptivity & Mitochondrial ICSI).
Consultant at MedRc (e-learning company) Hyderabad, developing and designing Genetic Counseling course content (JAN 2014).
Business Development Manager, Hyderabad, Med-Genome labs Pvt Ltd. (18th JUNE – 18th DEC 2013).
Volunteer Shaktishifa Health foundation, Hyderabad- Laboratory maintenance
Intern in clinical biochemistry laboratory for 6 months at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.( Performing general biochemical tests and standardize protocols for Inborn Errors of Metabolism).
Recombinant Technology, PCR and RFLP, Electrophoresis
Cytogenetics (Karyotyping) and Pedigree Analysis
Chromatography (Paper chromatography , Thin layer chromatography, Gel
permeation chromatography), Immunological Techniques, Enzyme assay.
GENETIC COUNSELING SKILLS
Training: Recombinant DNA technology & Industrial microbiology training
Masters in Clinical Embryology:
• Effects of chemically define lipids on in-vitro fertilization and early development of mouse embryo.
Description: The study was based on the hypothesis that mouse embryo uses lipid as a source of energy during the early embryo development. The chemically defined lipid used in the study was a mixture of 8 different saturated and unsaturated fatty acids with surfactant and ethyl alcohol. A significant difference was seen in the blastocyst development rate. Thus chemically defined lipid could be used as a constituent of blastocyst culture media.
P G Diploma-Medicine and Genetic Counseling:
• Genetic Counseling in Diabetes (Complex disorder) and analysis of time gap in the occurrence of diabetic complication.
Description: Diabetes is a complex disorder following a complex pattern of inheritance; multiple gens are responsible for diabetes. In the study we looked into the family history of the patients with diabetes, their age of onset of the diabetes and also the age of onset of the diabetic complications. Early onset of the complications was seen in patients with strong genetic history and was also depended on the life style of the patient (environmental influence).
M.Sc., Medical Biochemistry:
To assess the effect of folic acid supplementation in patients with chronic periodontitis smokers and non-smokers.
Description: Smoking is one of the major causes of periodontitis. Smoking generates free radicals which leads to lipid peroxidation hence increased levels of Malondialdehyde (MDA) and Myeloperoxidase ( MPO) activity and decreased protein-thiols levels, thus damaging the periodontium. Smokers with chronic periodontitis were given folic acid supplementation and the levels of MDA, MPO and Protein-thiols were recorded before and after the supplementation. Folic acid has an ability to improve periodontitis symptoms by reducing the oxidative stress and inflammatory response. Upon supplementation of folic acid, the levels of MDA and the activity of MPO decreased, thus indicating a reduction in the oxidative stress. Folic acid may be effective in reducing the oxidative damage and maintaining healthy periodontium.
Analysis of the pre analytical and post analytical error in clinical biochemistry laboratory before and after installation of laboratory information system and to assess the efficacy of pneumatic chute
Description: 20,000 samples were analyzed for pre-analytical and post-analytical error before and after the installation of the Laboratory Information System (LIS) at Biochemistry laboratory, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. There was a significant decrease in the pre and post analytical error after installation of the LIS in the laboratory enhancing the quality of work.
To test whether intravenous iron has an oxidative effect by using various oxidative markers, including hs CRP, malondialdehyde, protein thiols and myeloperoxidase activity in pre- dialysis patient with chronic kidney disease.
Description: In Chronic kidney Disease patients, anemia occurs due to inadequate iron absorption and increased erythropoiesis. This is due to human recombinant erythropoietin therapy which necessitates the need of intravenous iron therapy, thus increasing oxidative stress this may be involved in uremic toxicity in the patients.
Hypothesis: Highly sensitive C-reactive protein, Malondialdehyde and Myeloperoxidase and protein thiols can be used as reliable markers for the oxidative stress in the patients with intravenous iron therapy and intravenous therapy can be avoided in such patients.
Study of Gene and Genotype Frequency of Sex -linked and Autosomal Mendelian Traits in human.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS
Volunteered in organizing health camp at Shaktishifa Health foundation, Hyderabad, India.
Conducted a Workshop on Cytogenetics at Malla Reddy Medical College, 19th & 20th March 2013, Hyderabad, India.
Participated in East culture Association Program - January 2008.
Completed a diploma course in Filmy, Folk, Western, Aerobics, Bollywood and
Ballroom Dance from GCC Roll4 Soul dance academy.
Member of Garden City College Choir in the year 2008 – 2007
PRESENTATION & ACHIEVEMENTS
Faculty at IFS 2017- DELHI
Panelist at ISAR 2017- Gurgoan , India
Moderator at IFFS 2016 workshop for Basic IVF.
Lecture at Embryology ISAR 2015, New Delhi India.
Third best poster award at Genetics and Molecular Diagnosis in Modern Medicine Conference, Hyderabad, India 2013.
First prize in inter college lecture contest competition held at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.
Poster presentation at Genetics and Molecular Diagnosis in Modern Medicine, 8th- 10th, Feb, 2013, Hyderabad.” Histopathology as a basis for Genetic Testing and
Poster presentation at Society of Free Radical Research, Kolkata 12th-14th Jan, 2012”Myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity and Malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in gingival crevicular fluid of smokers with chronic periodontitis after folic acid supplementation”.
CONFERENCE, SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP ATTENTED
IFFS 2017 New Delhi.
Embryology ISAR 2015, New Delhi, India.
SIRT Annual Meeting August 2014, Brisbane Australia.
“National Conference on Genomics, Proteomics and System biology, 2008” at J.N
Tata Auditorium IISc campus, Bangalore, India.
Association of Clinical Biochemistry India Conference 2010, Mumbai, 2011,
Genetic and Molecular diagnosis in Modern Medicine 2013, Vasavi Medical and
Research Center, Hyderabad
Participated in the “Professional and personal Development” workshop at
Manipal Centre for Professional and Personal Development (MCPD).