My teaching method starts with very basics and gradually goes towards advance stage. I like to make class interactive and logistic. I prefer students ask questions rather me. I believe classes should be interactive and very basics so that students find it interesting.
I am doctorate in biotechnology and having research experience in drug designing, protein engineering and animal experiments. I have been teaching the given subjects from past two years in colleges. I believe in visionary and conceptual teaching for better future of students.
Doctorate Student (Ph.D.) 2009-2016 Ph.D. from Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India.
Masters in Biotechnology (MSc) 2004-06 from Banasthali Vidayapath University, Rajasthan, India.
Doctorate Student (Ph.D.), Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh, India, (2009-2016).
Project: An approach for improvement of Clot-Dissolving proteins for generation of efficient therapeutics
Designed modified-Streptokinase (SK) by covalent attachment of the different polymers of polyethylene glycol (PEG) to the SK-cysteine mutants. The mutants demonstrated substantial retention of biological
activity, specific activity and catalytic efficiency.
Utilized techniques in molecular biology, genetics, recombinant protein expression and purification, biochemistry, and fluorescence microscopy.
Presented work at International conferences including Frontier in Modern biology.
Research Assistant, Laboratory of Protein Science and Engineering (Dr. Girish Sahni), IMTECH, Chandigarh, India, (2008-2009).
Successful development of clot-specific streptokinase (Sahni et. al; 2007, United States Patent No. US 8093032 B2).
Involved strategic generation and subsequent biochemical, biophysical characterization of mutants of streptokinase and plasminogen.
Project Assistant, Laboratory of Protein Science and Engineering (Dr.
Kishore Raghuvansh), IMTECH, Chandigarh, India (2007-2008).
Designing, synthesis and characterization of self-assembling peptides containing β-turn like motifs.
Synthetic β-sheet breaker peptides were synthesized that bind to amyloid-β peptide and thus stabilize the normal conformation, and destabilize the-β sheet rich structure which leads to the formation of
Utilized silica column, RPHPLC, thin-layer chromatography and NMR, Congo-red birefringence, UV-spectrophotometer analysis.
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Protein therapeutic designing
Innovative in Thought & Solution
Strong technical skills
Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D)
(Molecular Biology and Protein
Science & Engineering) from
IMTECH-, Chandigarh, Banasthali
Vidyapith in 2016.
Date of Birth: 6th June 1984
Languages known: Hindi &
Address: E7, Nehru Ground, N.I.T
Pooja Sawhney, Ph.D.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL
Therapeutic designing |Biochemistry| Pharmacokinetic studies|
To work in a positive, professional and resourceful environment which will enable me to use my
strong research skills and educational background to bring new insights into the research work
and excel the growth of the organization''
Working as Assistant Professor at K. L Mehta Dayanand College for women (July 2017 to Present).
Worked as Healthcare faculty at Virohan Institute of Allied Health, Faridabad, Haryana (Jan 2017-April
Teaching Biochemistry course to under-graduate students.
Professional counseling of students
Preparation of course curriculum of Pediatrics and Medical laws for MBBS students.
Trained young research fellows, IMTECH, Chandigarh, India (2010-2012).
Recruited and trained six research fellows at Institute of Microbial Technology (IMTECH), Chandigarh,
Patent experience, IMTECH, Chandigarh, India (2009-2016).
Had been actively involved in the designing, and execution of a patent (US 8093032 B2)-Mutants of
streptokinase and their covalently modified forms.
Participated in the experimental procedures and documentation of the reports.
Sawhney, Pooja, et al. "Site-Specific Thiol-mediated PEGylation of Streptokinase Leads to Improved Properties with
Clinical Potential." Current pharmaceutical design (2016).
Sawhney, Pooja, Keya Katare, and Girish Sahni. "PEGylation of Truncated Streptokinase Leads to Formulation of a
Useful Drug with Ameliorated Attributes." PloS one 11.5 (2016): e0155831.
Presented Poster entitled “Enhancing the therapeutic potential of Streptokinase by PEGylation” in Frontier in
Modern biology, held at IISC, Bangalore, India, 2013.
Attended workshop entitled ''Basics of liquid chromatography'' from Waters, held at Chandigarh, India, 2012.
Attended workshop entitled ''Learnings of animal handling'' held at Chandigarh, India, 2010.
Awarded ICMR-SRF (Indian Council of Medical Research, Senior Research fellow), 2012, Life Science to pursue a
career in research.
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