Experience: Currently - laboratory manager at ERRL since 2016. Worked as Assistant Professor at Department of Life Sciences and Department of Biotechnology, University of Mumbai (2014- 2016). Guided several projects for M.Sc. and PhD students and has operational experienced of analytical instruments like HPLC, GC and Molecular biology techniquesidentification of microorganisms by 16S rRNA gene analysis, Genomic DNA library construction.
Qualification & credits: Ph. D. in Life Sciences (Environmental biotechnology), from Department of Life Sciences, Kalina, University of Mumbai in 2010 and Post doctorate at NCCS, Pune (2011). Project Assistant on DBT sponsored project at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, 2004. Five international and two national papers as well as a bacterium at the NCBI database Assistant Editor of Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Environmental sciences (AJMBTES), EM international publication, India and also appointed as reviewer for Journal of Hazardous Material, Elsevier Publications. One patent filed Member of New York Academy of Young Scientists, USA; Participation in the International Conference “BioVision.Nxt” at Lyon, France as ‘class of 2007 fellow’ selected among the 5 candidates from all over India in March 2007 and 2009.
Area of Research: Environmental Biotechnology, Phytoremediation, Pesticide bioremediation, Wastewater Treatment, Biofertilizer