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									                           Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program      Phone (o) 951-827-4424
                           Personal Chemical Exposure Program             Mobil 951-231-0347
                           Department of Entomology                       Fax 951-827-5803
                           University of California, Riverside CA 92521   E-mail
                                                                          gsank001@ucr.edu


Gayatri Sankaran

EDUCATION      September 2008 – present
               Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program (Ph.D)
               Personal Chemical Exposure Program, Department of Entomology,
               University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521

               September 2005 - July 2007
               M.Sc. (Medical Biotechnology)
               Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India
               MAHE Life Sciences Centre (MLSC), Manipal, Karnataka, India

               August 2002- July 2005
               B.Sc. (Biotechnology)
               Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India
               Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India


PROFESSIONAL   September 2008 – Present: Graduate Student Researcher for Ph. D.
EXPERIENCE     Employer: Robert I. Krieger, Ph.D., Department of Entomology and
               Environmental Toxicology Graduate
               Program, University of California, Riverside.

               Primary Responsibilities:
               1. Multiple- pesticide residue study and screen in strawberry plants and
               harvesters at Santa Maria, CA.
               2. Study of rubber latex gloves as a potential dermal dosimeter for
               pesticide residue studies.
               3. Field sampling of glove, berry, whole leaf and dislodgeable foliar
               residue (DFR) samples at Santa Maria, CA.

               February 2008-June 2008: Employed as a Trainee at the Environmental
               Division of Hand in Hand in Chennai, TamilNadu, India to compile the
               Resource Guidebook on Solid waste management. Hand in Hand is a
               NGO with its Headquarters in Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu,
               India. The methodology in compiling the Resource Guidebook on Solid
               waste management involved the review of literature - scientific articles,
               books and newspaper articles and Field trips to the Solid waste
management projects at Hand in Hand. Regular group discussions with
the entire team and interaction with the people at the grass root level,
senior officers and the public aided in the completion of the Resource
guidebook.

November 2006-June 2007: Student Researcher
Project Title : Secreted proteases in human diseases in cell culture in
vitro
A research-based project carried out in the department of Biotechnology
The thesis was submitted as part of the M.S. (Medical Biotechnology)
degree. The research question addressed was to estimate if ECM
degradation by certain proteases had any effect on human diseases such
as Turners syndrome in the products of conception (POCs) and Acute
Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in the bone marrow. Various bone marrow
cell lines and products of conception cell lines were initiated, cultured
and maintained and were tested for MMP-2 and MMP-9 (gelatinases)
activity on gelatin zymograms. Densitometric analysis was done for
estimating the MMP activity. Significant difference in the levels of
secreted MMP-2 in the POC cell lines was observed. This led us to
conclude that MMP-2 could be a key player in Turners syndrome (POC).
Further research in this area has been suggested.

January-June 2005 :Student Researcher
Project title: The efficacy and safety of Nimesulide as an analgesic and
antipyretic - A systematic review.
This was a research - based project in the Department of Community
Medicine at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.The thesis was
submitted as part of B.S. degree in Biotechnology. The objective was to
assess the efficacy and safety of the use of Nimesulide as an analgesic
and/or anti-pyretic over certain other NSAIDs and placebo and to detect
if age, geographical distribution, genetic and/or acquired patient factors
influence outcome of its intake. The project involved collecting relevant
randomized controlled trials, cohort studies, case-control studies and case
reports from relevant scientific search engines. Relevant data was
extracted, assessed and verified using a software RevMan owned by the
Cochrane Collaboration.

July 2004-October 2004
Project Title : Biotechnology in Infectious Diseases : A Mini-project
This was a literature-based project, involving collection of scientific
articles on biotechnology in infectious diseases. This was a part of the
curriculum in the 5th semester (Final Year B.Sc. in Biotechnology).
Articles pertaining to the current status of recent molecular methods in
bacterial, viral, helminthic, protoazoan and prion infections were
collected. The report emphasized on the paradigm shift from
microbiology to biotechnology in the field of infectious diseases.
                January-June 2005: Student Researcher (Volunteer)
                The proto-oncogene, B-Raf is known to be mutated in colon cancer.
                Colon cancer samples obtained from the Kasturba Hospital (Manipal
                campus) MU. This was carried out in the Department of Biotechnology,
                Manipal University, India. Mutation screening was done using the PCR-
                RFLP technique to identity known mutations in exon 11 and exon 15 and
                any unknown mutations, if any.

                Teaching Experience
                December 2006
                Introductory course in Zoology for undergraduates in the
                Biotechnology Undergraduate program at Manipal Life Sciences Centre,
                Manipal, India.

PUBLICATIONS
AND REPORTS


PLATFORM        Gayatri Sankaran, Sunitha Rajesh, Suma Nair and Sreekumaran Nair.
PRESENTATIONS   Nimesulide: Safety and efficacy as an analgesic and an anti-pyretic.
                Poster presentation at the Indo-Australian Symposium on
                Pharmacogenomics held at Manipal University, Manipal, India on March
                10, 2006.
                Gayatri Sankaran, Yanhong Li, Melinda M. Bigelow Dyk, Zhenshan
                Chen, Helen Vega, Robert Krieger. Measuring pesticide availability and
                transferability using rubber latex gloves of strawberry harvesters.
                (ENTX Annual Graduate Student Symposium, June 23, 2009 -
                University of California, Riverside, CA 92521)


PROFESSIONAL     2009-present : Member, American Chemical Society
ASSOCIATION      2009-present : Member, Society of Toxicology


AWARDS
                1. Best First-year Presentation. Annual Student Symposium of
RECEIVED
                   Evironmental Toxicology Graduate Program. University of
                   California, Riverside.2009
                2. Awarded the Dean's Distinguished Fellowship Award : Fall 2008 –
                   present. Environmental Toxicology program at University of
                   California at Riverside.
                3. Awarded the Best Outgoing student Award 2007 of M.Sc. (Medical
                   Biotechnology) in recognition for excellent academic performance at
                   Manipal Life Sciences Centre, Manipal, India.
                4. Awarded the Gold Medal endowed by the department of
                   Biotechnology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal for the Best
   Outgoing student in B.Sc. (Biotechnology), Kasturba Medical
   College, Manipal, India.
5. Awarded the UGC-NET Scholarship for the University Rank holder
   (Undergraduate education) for the year 2004-2005 for pursuing
   postgraduate education from 2005-2007.
6. Secured Rank 308 (out of a total of about 10,000 students) in the All
   India Postgraduate Biotechnology Examination for the academic year
   2004-2005.

								
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