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Maulik Jani



    To discover my potential and utilize my skills and abilities in the field of Biological Sciences.

Educational Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
    Currently pursuing at Department of Chemistry, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL (USA)
    Currently in 2nd year. (2013- )
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Biochemistry

K.G.Naik Dept of Biochemistry, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. (2011-2013)

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Biotechnology N.V. Patel College of pure and applied Sciences, V.V. Nagar, Gujarat.
    Secured 68% marks (2007-2011)

Areas of Interest

I would be motivated to work primarily in following areas:

Covering the broad areas of

    • Microbiology, with a focus on Bacterial physiology and Signaling.
    • RNA Biology, from Transcription to Degradation of non-coding RNAs.
    • Genetics, here focus is to understand how genetic variation relates to human health and disease.

Technical Experience

Subjects/Courses covered in college

Core Technical Subjects

Applied Subjects

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biophysical techniques
  • Neurobiology
  • Genetic engineering
  • Immunology
  • Metabolism
  • Thermodynamics and chemical processes
  • Enzymology
  • Human Endocrinology and Physiology

Lab work and techniques exposed to

Internship and Projects:

'Investigations into the Multiple Phenotypes of Chromomycinˉ Streptomyces flaviscleroticus Deletion Mutant, JP1': 1 year project for the partial completion of M.Sc Biochemistry course.

IAS INSA NASI Summer research Fellow at NCBS, Bangalore under Dr.Yamuna Krishnan. Worked on project titled 'Expression and Purification of hnRNPA1'

Biochemical techniques: High pressure liquid chromatography, Gel electrophoresis (Agarose and PAGE), Dynamic Light Scattering, Circular Dichroism, Western Blots, In-situ hybridization, immune-histo chemistry, SHAPE chemistry, In-line probing.

Molecular Biology: Competent cells preparation, DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, Cloning, Restriction digestion, In-vitro Transcription, Protein purification.

Cell culture techniques: Maintenance of animal cell cultures, Cryo preservation.

Microbiology: Spread plating, streaking, colony count, selective bacterial growth.

National Examination ranks

  1. JNU Common Biotechnology Entrance Examination (CBEE) 2011: All India Rank 222
  2. GATE 2013: Percentile 99.10
  3. CSIR JRF Dec 2012: All India Rank 11

Awards and Extra-curricular Activities:

  1. Biotechnology Aptitude Test (conducted by international journal of pharmacology): All India Rank 1
  2. Secretary (July 2009 - March2010) : Portfolio of Knowledge, N.V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, VV nagar, Gujarat
  3. Swarnim Gujarat General Knowledge Quiz Competition 2010: 1st Prize

Personal Profile

Age:23 years
Sex : Male
Hobbies: Traveling, swimming,PC games

Maninagar, Nakhatrana-kutch
Gujarat (India) 370615
to.maulikjani[at]gmail.com, maulikjani[at]uchicago.edu.


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