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Kalyan Chavda (an artistic interpretation)
Kalyan Chavda (an artistic interpretation)

Kalyan Chavda

Research Scholar

Public Health Research Institute Center

at the International Center for Public Health

New Jersey Medical School - UMDNJ


225 Warren Street

2nd Floor

Newark, New Jersey 07103

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Phone: +1-973-896-6036

Currently, I am a Research Scholar at the Prof. Barry Kreiswirth’s Laboratory, Public Health Research Institute, UMDNJ, US. I received my Master in Molecular Biology from University of Skovde, Sweden. I have completed my Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India.

Education

Kalyan Chavda (an artistic interpretation)
Kalyan Chavda (an artistic interpretation)

Jan 2008 - Aug 2009

Master of Science with a major in Molecular Biology

University of Skövde, Sweden.


Jun 2007- Dec 2007

Master of Science in Biotechnology - 1st Semester (University Second, Distinction)

Shree M. & N. Virani Science College,

Saurashtra University, India.


2004-2007

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (University Second, Distinction)

Shree M. & N. Virani Science College,

Saurashtra University, India.

Research experience

Research Scholar

Public Health Research Institute Center,

at the International Center for Public Health

New Jersey Medical School - UMDNJ

Objective: Southern blot hybridization with Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA and analyzing drug resistance mutations in clinical isolates, and performing pulsed-field gel electrophoresis protocol for typing of Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumonia.

Duration: Aug' 09-Present


Masters Project work

Public Health Research Institute Center,

at the International Center for Public Health

New Jersey Medical School - UMDNJ

Objective: Effect of quinolones on induced bacterial resistance (pdf) (ppt)

Duration: Jan' 09-Aug' 09


Summer Training

Department of Molecular Biology,

University of Skövde, Sweden.

Title: Hormonal analysis of samples from IVF-treated and control couples with ELISA

Objective: To analyze the level of oxytocin and Cortisol from plasma samples.

Duration: June-July 2008


Literature Project

Department of Molecular Biology,

University of Skövde, Sweden.

Title: Nutrigenomics: The study of where DNA and Diet meets!

Duration: Aug 2008


Diploma in Plant Tissue Culture

Shree M.& N. Virani Science College,

Affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India.

Objective: Study of the principles, protocols and utilization of plant cell tissue culture systems.

Duration: August 2004 to November 2005.

Publications

Mailk M, Hoatam G, Chavda K, Kerns R, Drlica K. Novel approach for comparing the abilities of quinolones torestrict the emergence of resistant mutants during quinolone exposure. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2010 Jan; 54(1):149-56. doi:10.1128/AAC.01035-09, Epub 2009 Oct 5.


The publication “Novel approach for comparing the abilities of quinolones…” has been awarded as the month's best ASM journal papers and has been selected for the Journal Highlights section of Microbe (formerly ASM News), Volume 5, Number 2, 2010.


Chen L, Mediavilla J, Smyth D, Chavda K, Lonescu R, Roberts R, Robinson A, Kreiswirth B. Identification of a novel transposon (Tn6072) and a truncated SCCmec element in ST239 methinicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Submitted to Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. on January 2010, AAC00001-10.

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