TEACHING / MENTORING
Teaching

Mechanisms of Cell Function

January 2012 - May 2012

Department of Biology, Brandeis University; Waltham, MA

  • Teaching adjunct for Mechanisms of Cell Function, an advanced level course designed for first year PhD students and senior Masters and undergraduate students.
  • Duties involved conducting recitation sessions, assisting in making the exams and grading all the exams.
  • Conducted an independent lecture on ‘Autophagy’.

Cell Structure and Function

September 2011 - December 2011

Department of Biology, Brandeis University; Waltham, MA

  • Teaching adjunct for undergraduate Introductory Cell Structure and Function course.
  • Duties involved conducting recitation sessions, assisting in making the exams and grading all the exams.

Principles in Biology Lab

January 2010 - May 2010

Department of Biology, New York University; New York, NY

Adjunct teaching instructor for Principles in Biology Lab course for undergraduate students.

Main Laboratory Teaching Technician

October 2007 - May 2009

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London; London, UK

  • Main duties included the provision of a technical service within the undergraduate and graduate teaching laboratories and the design, organization and complete set-up of laboratory teaching experiments.
  • Health and Safety Certificates obtained:
    • Manual Handling
    • Working with Biological Hazards
    • Risk Assessment in Laboratories
    • Radiation Safety

Invited Lecturer

July 2006 - September 2006

Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, M. G. Science Institute; Ahmedabad, India

Designed and taught 'Fundamentals in Biotechnology' course for first year students. Topics included:

  • Transformation in plants and animals
  • Transgenic plants and animals
  • Insecticidal toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis
  • Cell senescence and death
  • Extracellular matrix – Collagen
  • Microbial extraction and purification of ores
Mentoring

Mentored many undergraduate and graduate students in the Haber and the Missirlis laboratories. This involved guiding them through their own projects in every aspect.