Bone Research Society

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Positions Wanted

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Fiona J. Harden

BSc (Hons) Mathematics-Physics (University of Aberdeen)
PhD in Physics (University of Aberdeen)

Areas of expertise:
Biomaterials research.
Hydroxyapatite and silicon-substituted hydroxyapatite synthesis.
Characterisation of materials using X-ray Powder Diffraction and Raman Spectroscopy.
Knowledge of bone graft industry/synthetic bone graft substitutes.
Experience of working in both academic and industrial environments.
Experience handing human bone, i.e. osteoarthritic and osteoporotic femoral heads.
Collagen investigations using small angle neutron scattering.
Demonstrator for physics labs.
Tutor for mathematics and physics courses.
Mentor to final year honours student.
Communication skills through conference, university and work experiences.
Winner of the SUPA Inspire Video Pitch 2013 and SUPA Inspire Commercial Presentation 2013.
Excellent IT skills with experience of Microsoft Office Suite, Matlab, LaTex, Origin, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Position sought: Research Associate

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Sarah K. Amugongo

B.Ed (Hons) in Zoology, Botany and Education (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
PhD in Integrative Biology (University of California Berkeley)
Postdoctoral training (Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis)

Areas of expertise:
Bone physiology
In vivo and ex vivo small animal experiments
Imaging with micro computed tomography
Hard tissue embedding and sectioning
Enzyme immunoassays
Complex data evaluation and analysis
Manuscript preparation for publication in top tier journals
Undergraduate and master’s students lecturer and supervisor
A rational decision maker
Tactful and constructive in personal interactions
Highly experienced in working internationally and with people of diverse backgrounds
Fluency in English and Kiswahili (oral and written)

Position sought: Research Associate; Postdoctoral Scholar; Tenured Faculty

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Marisol Vazquez

BSc (Hons) in Genetics (2.1, Cardiff University)
PhD in Biosciences, Cardiff University (awarded subject to minor corrections)

Areas of expertise:
Bone biology and physiology
Isolation of primary cells from tissue explants
tissue culture of both primary cells and cell lines (monolayer and 3D)
Molecular biology (RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, bacterial gene cloning, DNA and RNA extractions)
Immunocytochemistry (including fluorescence)
In vitro mechanical loading

Lecturer (Physiology) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
5 years’ experience in practical/laboratory demonstrations to undergraduate students
Keen scientific communicator (as seen by several awards received – see CV)
Co-ordinator of public engagement activities

Position sought: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fellowship

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Subhashis Pal,

BSc (Hons): Physiology (University of Calcutta)

M.Sc. : Human Physiology
PhD in Bone biology (Central Drug Research Institute)

Areas of expertise:
Micro-CT analysis

Sea-horse metabolic flux analyzer

Cell culture, basic molecular biology techniques, microscopy

Animal handling and surgery (ovariectomy, orchidectomy, nephrectomy), different disease model development.

Histology and histomorphometry.

Position sought: Postdoctoral position

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Krishnamoorthy Ganesan, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy Biotechnology-Biomaterials
Biocomposites containing Collagen, D-amino acids and Phytosome
Nanoparticles as drug carriers and tissue engineering scaffolds
(Guides; Dr. TP Sastry and Dr AB Mandal, CSIR-CLRI, Chennai, India)
Anna University 2008-2013
Master of Philosophy Biotechnology
“Identification of gene encoding polyphenol oxidase in Streptomyces
species SSG 007”
Bharathidasan University 2003-2005
Master of Science Biochemistry
“Variability and biochemical analysis of Soya bean [GLYCINE MAX]
VAR. CO1 by following Gamma irradiation”
Bharathidasan University 2001-2003
Bachelor of Science Biochemistry Madras university 1997-2000

Areas of expertise:
Genetic methods
DNA and RNA electrophoresis, Northern and Southern blot and PCR, Primer design, Gene transfer
Extraction of proteins
Extraction of collagen, keratin and silk proteins, Industrial enzymes, Polyphenol oxidase, Laccase, Lipase, Collagenase
Proteins methods
Protein Purification, SDS-PAGE and zymography, HPLC, CD spectral analysis, Western and Eastern blot, Protein sequencing,
Protein-protein interaction, enzymes inhibition kinetics
Biomaterial and drug delivery
Porous scaffolds for tissue engineering, Thin film, thin papers for wound healing, Phytosome nanoparticles, chitosan nanogels for
drug delivery, Cardiac valves
Cell cultures studies
Biocompatibility, Cell viability (Fibroblast and macrophages) and Cell adhesion
Microbial cultures studies
Antimicrobial, Enzymes productions and Microbial screenings
Molecular docking
Docking, Dynamics, Collagen-Collagen, Collagen-Collagenase interaction
Analytical skills
DLS, SEM, TEM and AFM, PCR, CD spectra, XRD, FT-IR, DSC, DGA, UV Vis and Emission spectra, Flow Cytometry

Position sought: Postdoctoral Research Position

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Dr. Sahabjada

 February 2011- January 2016: PhD from Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
 Supervisor: Dr. Md Arshad, Assistant Professor, Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
 Thesis title: “Osteogenic Prospective of Indian Medicinal Plants: Cellular and Molecular Study”
 2007: Mater of Science (M.Sc.) in Biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, India.
 2003: B.Sc. in ZBC from Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India.

Areas of expertise:
Presently, I am working on anticancer activities of different herbal extracts and phytocomponents on various cancer cell lines to detect the different apoptotic pathways and signaling molecules involved in apoptosis cell death (in-vitro study). Moreover, my research work is also focused on the antitumor activity of the herbal extracts and compounds in tumor model of mice (in-vivo study).

Position sought: Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Meet the Committee

Andrew Chantry
University of Sheffield
Clinical committee member