Curriculum Vitae

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CURRICULUM VITAE
NAME: Rahul Pal
Phone Number: Cell: (940)-536-4444
E-mail address: [email protected]
[email protected]
PRESENT POSITION AND ADDRESS: Graduate Research Assistant (Laboratory of Dr. Gracie Vargas)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
4.410G Research Building 21
301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
EDUCATION:
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
Ph. D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
2010-present
University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
Master of Science in Biochemistry, First Class
2007- 2009
The Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Courses (DOEACC)
Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, Calcutta
Post Graduate diploma in Bioinformatics, Final grade: A
2010
University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (major), Mathematics and Physics
2004-2007
PUBLICATIONS:
Papers:
1. Structure and Energy of Non-canonical Basepairs: Comparison of Various Computational
Chemistry Methods with Crystallographic Ensembles. Panigrahi S., Pal R., Bhattacharyya D. J
Biomol Struct Dyn. 2011 Dec; 29(3):541-56.
Conference Proceedings:
1. Combination of widefield fluorescence imaging and nonlinear optical microscopy of oral epithelial
neoplasia. Rahul Pal ; Kert Edward ; Tyra Brown ; Liang Ma ; Jinping Yang ; Susan McCammon ; Massoud
Motamedi ; Gracie Vargas. Proc. SPIE 8572, Advanced Biomedical and Clinical Diagnostic Systems XI,
85720M (March 22, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2005144.
Posters:
1. Multimodal Wide-field Fluorescence and Multiphoton Autofluorescence Imaging of Oral Epithelial
Neoplasia. Rahul Pal, Kert Edward, Tyra Brown, Liang Ma, Jinping Yang, Susan McCammon, Massoud
Motamedi, Gracie Vargas. 18th Annual Structural Biology Symposium, 2013.
2. Widefield fluorescence imaging and multi-photon autofluorescence microscopy of oral epithelial
neoplasia. Rahul Pal, Kert Edward, Tyra Brown, Liang Ma, Jinping Yang, Susan McCammon, Massoud
Motamedi, Gracie Vargas. Neuroscience and Cell Biology Research Retreat, 2013.
3. Label-free imaging of murine liver by nonlinear optical microscopy following ionizing radiation.
Rahul Pal, Maureen McCarthy, Yongjia Yu, Robert Ullrich, Gracie Vargas. Heavy Ion in Therapy and
Space Radiation Symposium, Japan, 2013.
Conference Oral Presentations:
1. Wide-field fluorescence imaging and multi-photon autofluorescence microscopy of oral epithelial
neoplasia. SPIE Photonics West, 2013.
Short Projects Undertaken:
1. “Structural Studies of all possible types of base pairs in RNA: A Crystal Structure Database
Analysis”, Post graduate research trainee (with Prof. Dhananjay Bhattacharyya), Department of
Biophysics, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India.
2. “Use of Gold Nano Particles in the detection of Thalassemia”, Graduate Trainee (with Prof. Anjan
Dasgupta), Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.
3. “Effect of Processing on Bitterness of Citrus Fruit Juices”, Graduate trainee (with Dr. Uma Ghosh),
Department of Food technology and Biochemical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
Laboratory Skills:
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Multiphoton Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, Second Harmonic Generation Microscopy, Wide field
spectroscopy, Immunohistochemistry.
fication
and
separation of biological macromolecules using gel filtration, ion exchange, thin layer and paper
chromatography.
immuno precipitation, Western Blotting.
-PAGE, PCR, Isolation genomic and plasmid DNA from cells, transfection and transformation of cells with
transgenic constructs, expression of heterologous protein in cells, protein purification.
Mammalian cell culture, microorganisms’ culture and their staining, microbiological assay of antibiotics, and determining
their MIC against bacteria, cell based assays.
Immunodiffusion Assay & Immuno electrophoresis.
AWARDS:
2010: Foreign study fellowship, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India, awarded to qualifying students on
securing admission in a foreign university.
2010: Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) fellowship.
COMMUNITY SERVICE:
WITHIN the BMB Graduate Program in UTMB:
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Secretary, Biological Chemistry Student Organization (2011-2012)
Member, BMB Student Recruitment Committee (2011-present)
Member, BMB New Student Orientation Committee (2011-present)
Webmaster, BCSO website (2011-present)
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