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

Resume

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

Interns

Wound Fluid Project:

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.

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.

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.


Understanding Model Systems in the study of Wound Infections:

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.

Developing a biocompatible device for wound infection studies:

Niharika Jadeja

3rd year, BA Molecular and Cellular Biology (Neurobiology), BA Integrative Biology (Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Diversity), UC Berkeley.

My passion for biology stems from how much we have yet to learn about it; my specific research interests include neurobiology of the order Carnivora (especially otters!) When I'm not studying, I love spending time outdoors and go on spontaneous field trips, searching for birds and herptiles. I also work at the UC Botanical Gardens and help prep specimens in the Prep Lab of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.


Jay Panchpor

4th Year, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), MIT College of Engineering, Pune.

My passion for engineering stems from my curiosity to learn how the world around me works, and trying to rebuild it to be more efficient. I am particularly interested in the field of Robotics and it's application in Biomedical Engineering. I have created an affordable 3D printed Prosthetic Arm for my Bachelor's Project and I hope to make it available on a commercial scale soon. When I'm not working, you'll find me binge watching Masterchef Australia or roaming around the fields and forests looking for birds!

Previous Members:

Saptarsi Shai

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

Aditi Shahane

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

Take a look at our work with Saptarsi and Aditi, where they looked at understanding current advances in wound therapies, in our recent review paper!