Develops novel clinical assays in the areas of cancer and infectious diseases, building amplicon, genomic and metagenomic libraries using various approaches to sequence on variety of platforms (illumina as well as PacBio) to study the molecular diagnosis of genetic disorders.
I have worked in the area of microbiology and molecular biology for over 15 years during which time I focused on the study of cell division and cytoskeletal regulation in prokaryotes. I have extensive experience in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein interaction and purification, western blotting, immuno-blotting, microscopy [which includes immunofluorescence microscopy (single label and double label), epi-fluorescence, phase contrast, single molecule fluorescence microscopy, PALM FRAP]. I have an expertise in bacterial cell imaging and bacterial genetics research.
My current research is in the area of microbiome where I am primarily involved in managing several projects and supervises wet lab. As a result of my research experiences, I am aware of the importance of frequent communication among project members and of constructing a realistic research plan and timeline. I am also involved in making various types of amplicon as well as whole-genome shot gun libraries to sequence on different illumina platforms (MiSeq, NextSeq, HiSeq) and PacBio to study the relationship between microbiome and several diseases.