Members

DR. Karishma S Kaushik

RAMALINGASWAMI RE-ENTRY FELLOW

Ph.D. Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, UT Austin, USA

M.D. Clinical Microbiology, AFMC, Pune, INDIA

M.B.B.S. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Email: karishmaskaushik@gmail.com

Twitter: @Kaushik_Lab

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Snehal Kadam

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Master of Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

Bachelor of Science, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune

My interests in microbes cultured after my participation in the iGEM 2015 competition, studying a bacterial synthetic genetic AND gate system. My Masters Thesis project led me further into the world of microbes studying a genetic regulatory network in Salmonella Typhimurium pathogenesis at the National University of Singapore. Fascinated by all things bacterial, I am particularly interested in studying bacterial pathogens and understanding host-pathogen interactions. I am also part of the PreLights community , where we highlight interesting preprints in biology. When I'm not in the lab, I'm either reading, dancing or finding new places and food to explore!

Email: snehalgkad@gmail.com

Twitter: @sne_kad

Masters Project Students

Devyani Bhide

1st Year, MSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.

My scientific interests mainly include immunology, genetics and medical microbiology. I am an avid reader love to travel. My love for dance comes from learning Bharatnatyam for the past eight years.

UNdergraduates:

Janhavi Lele

2nd Year, BSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.

I'm interested in Medical Microbiology and Cognitive Sciences. I'm an avid reader and enjoy writing. I am also a music enthusiast.

Savani Sakhalkar

2nd Year, BSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.

I am particularly interested in neurosciences and immunology. I enjoy hiking, reading, singing and love travelling.

Pratiksha Mokashi

2nd Year, BSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.

I am keenly interested in the field of medical science, particularly medical microbiology. I like to do social work and I love travelling.

Shivani Nadkarni

2nd Year, BSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.

My research interests include genetics, role of stem cells in cancer therapy, immunotherapy, microbiology, bioinformatics and genetics of infectious diseases. I am fond of reading, travelling and volunteer work. I am a trained Indian classical dancer and am also learning German.

Saptarsi Shai

3rd year, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Poona College of Pharmacy, Pune.

My research interests include advance pharmacology, molecular biology and drug development for diseases like Cancer, AIDS, wound infection etc. I enjoy listening to music and reading research articles.

Anushree Kelkar

1st Year, BSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune.

I am interested in neuroscience, immunology, medical microbiology. I like sketching, travelling and have been learning German for the last 5 years.


Ayushi Katdare

1st year, BSc Microbiology, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune

My scientific interests are highly varied and include genetics, neurosciences, human physiology and such. My other interests consist of learning languages, reading and music. Currently fluent in Portuguese(BR) and Spanish.