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Deepika Vaidyanathan

deepika vaidyanathan

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About Me

I joined RPI, Fall 2014, to pursue my doctoral studies in the Biological Sciences department. I am co-advised by Prof. Jonathan S. Dordick and Prof. Robert J. Linhardt.

Past Work Experience

Research Assistant in Enterotoxicogenic E.coli department under the Infectious Diseases Division at the Naval Medical Research Centre, where I had the opportunity of working on a Phase I and II clinical trial for a prototype vaccine against Enterotoxicogenic E.coli. (Jan 2013-Jul 2014)

Co-op at the Campylobacter jejuni department, where I worked on the development of a multiplex PCR method for the detection of the various serotypes of C.jejuni. (May-Dec 2012)

Former Education

B.Tech Biotechnology from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (2011)

Master of Biotechnology from The Pennsylvania State University (2012)

Research Areas

My project involves the utilization of a hydrogen deuterium exchange to understand the kinetics and specific activity of Glucuronyl C-5 Epimerase, a vital enzyme in the chemoenzymatic synthesis of heparin.