I have completed my undergraduate and Master’s degree in Biotechnology from SRM University (Chennai, India) in 2017 and the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, UK) in 2018. I have joined this group as a Doctoral student from October 2020. My research interests include developing microfluidic or biosensor-based strategies, incorporating biochemical assay techniques, and in-vitro analysis to develop therapeutic or diagnostic approaches for existing fatal diseases.
My Master’s project was titled Optimization of biochemical parameters for developing a magnetic immunosensor for detecting blood vancomycin levels and involved performing modifications of the cartridge surface, physical conditions, and various assay parameters. The project was done as part of a multi-disciplinary team for the SensUs 2018 competition and received awards for ‘Innovation’ and ‘Analytical Performance.’ I did my Undergraduate (B.Tech) major project on Isolating anti-angiogenic peptide from Shark sp. where peptides were extracted from shark muscle and viscera and tested for anti-angiogenic activity along with anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and applicability in pharmaceuticals/nutraceuticals. Techniques used include dissection, biochemical assays, size exclusion chromatography, lyophilization, ex-vivo and in-vitro tests, HPLC and LC-MS/MS. Other projects I worked on include isolation and biochemical analysis of anti-oxidant peptides from Tuna, isolation of S.cerevisiae from the soil, and bioethanol production by fermentation. Currently, I am working on microfluidic-assisted development of artificial pancreatic islets in hydrogel to act as a potential therapy for Type-1 Diabetes.