About VIJAY HEMMADI
Age 28 - 32 Years
2016 - 2022
BIRLA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE, K K BIRLA GOA CAMPUS, GOA, INDIA
Designed and executed a project to understand the mechanism of S. aureus enolase-mediated tissue-type plasminogen activator (t-PA)-dependent activation of plasminogen and subsequent pathological invasion of S. aureus into the Hep G2 cells. Teaching Assistant for molecular cloning and protein expression courses with Prof. Malabika Biswas. Developed and implemented engaging lectures and practicals on molecular cloning, animal cell culture, and analytical biochemistry for Master of Engineering in Biotechnology students and facilitated interactive and dynamic classes and practicals on general biology and ecology for Bachelor of Engineering students. Presented data at two international conferences. Published four peer-reviewed research articles. Involved in three collaborated projects of various departments, resulting in four peer-reviewed publications. Actively mentored numerous student project students. Awarded Prof. Suman Kapur Memorial Best Ph.D. Thesis Award for the year 2023.
2023 - Present
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, USA
Determining the novel mechanistic basis of beta-lactam resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.
Performing biochemical experiments in biosafety level 3 laboratory required for various ongoing projects.
Assisting the Principal Investigator (PI) in writing various grant proposals to secure funding for research projects.
Mentoring postgraduate and Ph.D. students involved in different research projects.
Prepared and delivered lectures on bacterial pathogenesis to dental students.
Currently involved in one collaborative project with Dr.Aleksandra Nita-Lazar, Senior Investigator, Cellular Networks Proteomic Unit, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Two research articles are in communication with reputed journals.