EDUCATION and RESEARCH:
2007 - Post-Doc: “Use of MRI to monitor the in vivo targeted drug delivery and efficiency of drugs to disease site” working on European Project “Meditrans: Targeted Delivery of Nanomedicine” in the group of Prof Klaas Nicolay, Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
De novo lipid and biopolymer based imaging contrast agents.
Liposomal encapsulation of drug molecules and contrast agents, as a drug delivery vehicle.
New experimental setup for disease monitoring and drug delivery studies.
In vivo MRI animal studies of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohns Disease.
MRI monitored drug delivery.
2002 - 2007 Ph.D.: “Membrane fusion studies with solid state NMR: A new structural perspective on the interplay between biomimetic lipids and de novo designed synthetic peptides” In the group of Prof. Huub de Groot, Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Synthesis & HPLC purification of uniformly labeled de novo designed peptides and proteins.
Analysis of (bio) organic molecules using LCMS, IR, GC and UV.
SSNMR studies on membrane peptides in biomimetic lipid membranes.
Development of a method for a deposition of the lipid bilayer on a glass plate.
Designing de novo peptides using bio-informatics studies on natural membrane proteins.
2001 - 2002 Research Student “Quantitative structure activity relationship studies on AZT and other anti-HIV drug molecules” in the Theoretical Chemistry group of Dr. S. P. Gejji, University of Pune, India.
Computational bio-organic chemistry.
Molecular modeling, Gaussian, ab initio, semiempirical methods.
2001 Masters project, “Synthesis of the -lactam; a natural product precursors.” In the group of Dr. B. M. Bhawal, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
1999 - 2001 M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, University of Pune, India.
1996 - 1999 B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Pune, India.
MANAGEMENT COURSE and EXPERIENCE:
2008 - Currently involved in the new start up of APTanalyst.
2007 - 2008 Involved in the establishment of a spinoff, currently on external advisory board, of Coriolis Pharma Service, Munich, Germany.
2007 - Work package leader, managing the deliverables, milestone, reports, meetings and finances of the work package. Building new collaboration projects with different companies and academic groups.
2006 Science based business course: Orientation on technopreneureship and business planning, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
2006 Written and successfully developed and presented at national level competition (selected among top ten).