Center For Biological Signaling Studies (BIOSS), University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (05/2010 – 08/2011)
Pre-doctoral research fellow. The aim of the project is to study the role of ephrins and Eph receptors in the migration of the lateral line Zebrafish.
Graduate School of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany (10/2008 – 04/2010)
Master of Science in Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
Jacobs University Bremen, Germany (08/2005 – 06/2008)
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BJB Junior College, Bhubaneswar, India (07/2003 – 06/2005)
Passed Higher Secondary (Science) 2005
Stewart School, Bhubaneswar, India (04/1995 – 06/2003)
Passed ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education)
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy ( 07/2012 – 12/2012 )
Supervisor: Dr. Fabrizia Cesca
Project Title: Pre-Synaptic Targeting of Optogenetic Probes.
The aim of this study is to develop and functionally characterize an optogenetic tool kit targeted specifically to the pre-synaptic region.
Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry,Tübingen, Germany (08/2009 – 04/2010)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Robert Feil
Project Title: Evaluation of FRET-based cGMP sensors.
The aim of the project was to validate a new cGMP biosensor for visualization of cGMP signals in live cells.
Natural and Medical Sciences Institute, Reutlingen, Germany (01/2009 – 04/2009)
Supervisor: Dr. Hans-Jürgen Volkmer, Department of Molecular Neurobiology
Project Title: Clustering of Inhibitory Postsynaptic Components - GABAA Receptor
The aim of the project was to investigate the assembly of the GABAA Receptor and the role of Gephyrin, a clustering protein, in the clustering of the GABAA Receptors.
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany (01/2008 – 02/2008)
Supervisor: Dr. Antje Boetius, Head of Habitat Group
Project Title: Assessment of Diversity and Community Structure of Sulphate Reducing Bacteria.
The aim of the project was to optimize the use of a primer set to create clone libraries for samples collected from Gulf of Mexico.
Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany (10/2007 – 12/2007)
Supervisor: Dr. Matthias Ullrich, Professor of Microbiology
Project Title: Interaction of the Phytoplankton, Thallasiosira weissflogii, with freeliving marine bacteria.
The project was designed to check the interaction of Phytoplankton/Diatom with free-living marine bacteria as well as the individual bacterial interactions.
Department of Proteomics and Biomarkers, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany (06/2007 – 08/2007)
Associated as an Intern and worked on a project of cloning and over-expressing the Cytoplasmic domain and SNPs of a membrane protein in mammalian cells. The methods used in this project included PCR, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Cloning, Plasmid Isolation, Transfection, Cell Lysis, SDS PAGE & Western Blotting.
Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal excitability, especially the processes that drive and modulate the formation of complex circuits in the brain.