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Niti Vanee, Graduate Student at Virginia Commonwealth University
Niti Vanee, Graduate Student at Virginia Commonwealth University

Niti Vanee



I am a trained Systems Biologist and Bioinformatician with the highly desirable skills of high-throughput data scientist specializing in transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. My research project involves exploring the metabolic capability of prokaryotes for the application in health (published work), therapeutics (published work), pharmaceutical ingredients, and biofuel production (in process). I aim towards using my training, experience and skills for the direct application to societal benefit.


Contact Info

Systems Biological Engineering Laboratory
Virginia Commonwealth University
601 W. Main Street
P.O. Box 843068
Richmond, VA, USA
Email: vaneen@vcu.edu Web: www.nitivanee.com

Education

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences (Systems Biology) from Virginia Commonwealth University (Present) : Advisor: Dr. Stephen S. Fong
  • M.S. in Bioinformatics from Virginia Commonwealth University (2009) : Advisor: Dr. Gregory A. Buck
  • B.E. in Biotechnology from UP Technical University (2006)

Research Interest

  • Systems Biology
  • Metabolic Modeling
  • High-throughput Data Analysis
  • Regulatory Science and Bioethics

Special Courses

  • Clinical and Translations Medicine, National Institute of Health, 2013
  • Business and Entrepreneurship for Life Scientists, 2011
  • Advanced Algorithms in Systems Biology, 2008
  • Statistical Methods for Microarray Analysis using R, 2008
  • Networks Biology, 2008
  • Scientific Integrity, 2007

Teaching and Mentorship

  • Graduate Student Judge for the 16th Annual Research Symposium & Exhibit, sponsored by the GSA and The Graduate School. April 2013
  • Research Mentor for Undergraduate Student for the project "Propanyl production using adhE from T. fusca"
  • Graduate Student Mentor for Undergraduate student in Bioinformatics
  • Recitation leader for the Honors group Student for the course Introduction to Life Sciences for Fall 2010
  • Teaching assistant for Introduction to Life Sciences for Spring 2011

Awards

  1. Travel award from VCU Graduate School for Conference on 4th ASM Conference at San Antonio, TX. 2012
  2. Travel award for the ESF-EMBO Conference on Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production, Spain. 2011
  3. Travel Award at 110th ASM Annual General Meeting, San Diego, California. 2010
  4. Awarded Most Outstanding Graduate Master of Sciences in Bioinformatics, VCU, Richmond, VA, USA. 2009
  5. Awarded Graduate School Dissertation Scholarship VCU, Richmond, VA, USA. 2009
  6. Nominated member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi in 2008 VCU, Richmond, VA, USA. 2008
  7. Bioinformatics Departmental Scholarship for Academic Excellence VCU, Richmond, VA, USA. 2007-2008

Publications

  1. Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways. Chapter 3: Evolutionary Engineering for Industrial Microbiology. Vanee N, Fisher AB and Fong SS. Subcellular Biochemistry, Vol. 64, ISBN 978-94-007-5054-8. PMID 23080245
  2. Identification of Metabolic Changes in Genetically Unstable Stem Cells by Using Model Analysis of Gene Expression. Vanee N, Roberts SB, Riggs MJ, Rao RR, Fong SS. Chem Biodivers. 2012 May; 9 (5):911-29. PMID 22589092
  3. A Genome-Scale Metabolic Model of Cryptosporidium hominis. Vanee N, Roberts SB, Fong SS, Manque P, Buck GA. Chem Biodivers. 2010 May; 7(5):1026-39. PMID 20491062
  • Manuscript under processing:
    • Vanee N, Brooks JP, Fong SS. 2013. Genome scale metabolic model for cellulolytic actenomycetes Thermobifida fusca
    • Vanee N, Spencer V, Krokhin O, Wilkins J, Fong SS. 2013. Proteomic characterization of T. fusca under cellobiose and avicel media formulation
    • Vanee N, Fong SS. 2013. Metabolomic profiling for cellulolytic actenomycetes T. fusca
    • Vanee N, Brooks JP, Fong SS. 2013. In silico characterization and product optimization for terpenoids production in T. fusca

Posters and Presentations

  • Posters:
  1. 4th American Society on Microbiology Annual General Meeting Summit in San Antonio, Texas. 2012
  2. 25th Annual Daniel T. Watts Research Poster Symposium at VCU, Richmond, Virginia. 2011
  3. ESF-EMBO Symposium Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production in Spain. 2011
  4. 4th Summit on Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology at VCU, Richmond, Virginia. 2011
  5. 110th American Society on Microbiology Annual General Meeting Summit in San Diego, California. 2010
  6. Graduate Student Research Symposium and Exhibit at VCU, Richmond, Virginia. 2010
  7. 3rd Summit on Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology at VCU, Richmond, Virginia. 2009
  8. 4th Annual Virginia Council of Graduate Schools' Forum at Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. 2009
  9. 25th Annual Daniel T. Watts Research Poster Symposium at VCU Richmond, Virginia. 2008
  10. National Seminar Genesis-Genomic Era Industrial priority on the Production of Biodiesel using Lipase. 2006
  11. Exhibition Project: Transgenic Plants; awarded First Prize. 2004
  • Presentations:
  1. Genome Scale Metabolic model of C. hominis. 37th Annual John C. Forbes Graduate Student Honors Colloquium at VCU Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia. 2009
  2. Regulation of Gene Expression in Flux Balance Model of Metabolism at VCU, Richmond, Virginia. 2008
  3. Introduction to the Cells of Adaptive Immunity at College of Engineering and Technology - IILM, India. 2004
  4. Plant Diseases-Symptoms, Spread and Effects at College of Engineering and Technology - IILM, India. 2003

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