MSc/PhD Program
Amit Agarwal
First Name:
Amit

Last Name:
Agarwal

Country:
India

 



Amit Agarwal

EDUCATION

College / University:
1999 - 2003: Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, School of Biotechnology, India

Highest Degree:
B.Tech. in Biotechnology (First class)

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry, Microbiology, Immunology, Bioinformatics

Lab Experience:
Stem Cell Culture, Tissue Culture, Immunological Techniques, Recombinant-DNA Technology, Microbiology and Histopathology

Projects / Research:
2002 (Jun-Aug): Summer Projects at Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi
1) Identifying and studying microbes and pathological agents in snacks sold on the sidewalk
2) Qualitative and quantitative analysis of various products of pineapple Juice fermentation by saccharomyces cerevisiae
3) Acute toxicological studies on mice 2003 (Jan-Jul): B.Tech Final Semester Thesis Project (6 months): Functional analysis of domains of saccharomyces cerevisiae RNA polymerase II subunit 4

Scholarships:
1999 - 2003: "University Scholarship of Full Tuition Fee Waiver", G.G.S. Indraprastha University, Delhi
2003 - 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School

Awards:
2003: Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering) in the field of life science.


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I want to study and understand how the brain, a simple looking slimy mass of tissue, can control the complex body functions and various other emotional and psychological aspects of life. My career objectives lie in the pursuance of research and academics in neuroscience, especially in deciphering the major cause behind neurodegenerative diseases, in order to devise novel therapeutic cures and drugs. I’m also fascinated by stem cells and want to look for possibilities of using them as a possible cure for neurodegenerative diseases.