Impact of mAb Aggregation on its Biological Activity

Dr. Rozaleen Dash’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Dr. Dash completed her PhD in Biochemistry from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi then, she joined as Scientist- B at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Currently, she is doing Post-Doc as a ICMR-RA fellow in the Professor Anurag S Rathore Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. She has expertise in Functional Characterization of biotherapeutics, Comparability of Biosimilars and Drug immunogenicity. Here, she talks about her co-first author research article titled “Impact of mAb Aggregation on Its Biological Activity: Rituximab as a Case Study” published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2020).

Withaferin A as a potent regulator of hepatocellular carcinoma

Varsha D. Shiragannavar’s interview with Bio Patrika hosting “Vigyan Patrika”, a series of author interviews. Varsha is currently a second year Ph.D. student working in the lab of Dr. Prasanna K. Santhekadur at Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine (CEMR) Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College, JSS AHER, Mysuru. Her doctoral studies is primarily focused on investigating the role of RNA-induced silencing complex and associated proteins in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma. She is trying to understand the molecular/cellular process on how RISC complex genes and protein are regulated when treated with many dietary natural products. Here, Varsha talks about her work titled “Withaferin A Acts as a Novel Regulator of Liver X Receptor-a in HCC” published as first author in Front Oncol 2021.

Women in science: I am a woman, a wife, a mother, and a scientist!

Dr. Manveen K Sethi serves as Instructor of Biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine, USA. She did her Ph.D. at Macquarie University (MQ), Australia, under the primary supervision of Dr. Morten Thaysen-Andersen,where she utilized mass spectrometry proteomics and glycomics analysis to understand underlying molecular mechanisms in colorectal cancer . After her Ph.D., she joined Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), USA, as a postdoctoral associate under Prof. Joseph Zaia, where she is currently employed in a research faculty-track position of Instructor. Her research work involves identifying and characterizing biomolecules such as proteins and glycans using mass spectrometry techniques and utilizing this information to understand biomolecular deregulation in human diseases, such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, she received a Bright Focus Foundation fellowship award to investigate extracellular matrix changes in Alzheimer’s disease.

Job opening in Novartis India, Hyderabad

Plan and perform scientific experiments (or pilot plant processes) for the preparation and timely delivery of drug substances (DS), drug products (DP), processes and procedures in collaboration within a multifunctional project team coordinated by a Project leader. Contribute to maintenance of lab instruments/infrastructure.