MSc/PhD Program
Swathi Srivatsa
First Name:
Swathi

Last Name:
Srivatsa

Country:
India

 

 



Swathi Srivatsa

EDUCATION

College / University:
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Chemistry, Zoology, Microbiology

Lab Experience:
Basic molecular biological techniques like restriction digestion, plasmid extraction, DNA sequencing, DNA profiling, PCR, basics on protein chemistry, Western Blotting, working with animal cell lines for transfection and gene expression, flow cytometry, immune- techniques like Latex agglutination test, Counter Current Immunoelectrophoresis, ELISA, Radial and Double Diffusion assay, chromatography, spectroscopy

Projects/Research:
Developing novel reporter vectors for HIV-1 with stringent transactivation control, construction of a dual- reporter expression vector under modified C-LTR promoter, construction of a reporter gene expression inversely correlated to Tat protein expression

Scholarships:
2008 – 2009: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2006 – 2008: Project Oriented Biological Education (POBE) Fellowship, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, and Kishore Vaigyanik Prothsahan Yojna Fellowship (KVPY), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Apr 2006: National Initiative on Undergraduate Science (NIUS) Fellowship, Homi Babha Centre of Science Education, Mumbai
2005: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Merit Scholarship based on performance in Class 12 examination
2003: National Talent Search Exam Scholarship (NTSE)

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

Working of the mind, at both the conscious and subconscious levels, and the formation/functioning of  complex neural networks has always fascinated me. My scientific interests range from understanding neuronal basis of cognition, to the science of neuronal aging and degeneration.