Business Technology Consultant, Life Sciences @
Graduate Student (PhD) @ University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Boot-camp @ University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor's of Technology, Biotechnology with a minor in Management @
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Muffi recently received his PhD. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research was focused towards studying the genetic and pharmacological elements governing insulin secretion and thus provide better understanding factors responsible for type 2 diabetes. He successfully managed multiple large scope research projects while leading cross-functional teams. His leadership led to two peer reviewed journal
Muffi recently received his PhD. in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research was focused towards studying the genetic and pharmacological elements governing insulin secretion and thus provide better understanding factors responsible for type 2 diabetes. He successfully managed multiple large scope research projects while leading cross-functional teams. His leadership led to two peer reviewed journal publications and three international conference presentations. He demonstrates in-depth understanding of the process of research and development in academic and industrial organizations. This enables him to provide valuable insight towards process improvement and optimization, quality control, and development of innovative cost effective trouble shooting methodologies. Altogether, he is a motivated individual driven towards solving technology and scientific problems in the life science and healthcare sector.
Business Technology Consultant, Life Sciences @ I am a new hire into Deloitte's Life Science practice as a Business Technology Consultant. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Greater Chicago AreaGraduate Student (PhD) @ 1. Identified a novel molecule responsible for stimulating insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells for Diabetes treatment. (This project was in collaboration with Merck Pharmaceuticals).
2. Streamlined and scaled up the most utilized lab technique, increasing productivity by 400%.
3. Presented research at 2 international and 3 national conferences to an audience of more than 500 scientists.
4. On a weekly basis, consulted on colleagues’ projects for data analysis, experimental design, troubleshooting, and finding the most cost effective experiment to test a hypothesis.
5. Successfully wrote and defended a hypothesis driven grant proposal before a graduate thesis committee.
6. Nominated among the top 6 speakers of the Biochemistry department out of ~300 students and Post-docs.
7. Mentored 6 undergraduate students on independent research projects, and counseled them on post-baccalaureate career options.
8. Assisted in teaching an undergraduate Biochemistry course with upwards of 400 students per class. From August 2009 to June 2014 (4 years 11 months) Madison, Wisconsin AreaWisconsin Entrepreneurial Boot-camp @ Received intensive business development training geared towards PhD students. From June 2013 to June 2013 (1 month) Madison, Wisconsin AreaPresident - Indian Graduate Students' Association @ Organized Indian cultural events on campus for over 1000 attendees, and increased event attendance by ~50% through novel advertising strategies. From August 2011 to July 2012 (1 year) Madison, Wisconsin AreaUndergraduate research assistant @ Used Computational Molecular Dynamics tools (GROMACS SOFTWARE) to check the stability of the active site of Apo-Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase-1B which plays a major role in the cause of Type II Diabetes. From January 2007 to July 2009 (2 years 7 months) Chennai Area, IndiaSummer Exchange Student (Khorana Fellow) @ I studied beta-Cell Proliferation towards Type 2 Diabetes, also worked towards validating the cell cycle genes network developed in the lab previously, using high throughput micro array technology. From May 2008 to August 2008 (4 months) Madison, Wisconsin AreaSummer Research Intern @ I Characterized the cullin-5 gene which is the part of the E-3 ligase in the ubiquitylation process, using the Gal4 expression system in Drosophila Melanogaster. Also Identified two interactors of the said gene. From May 2007 to August 2007 (4 months) Mumbai Area, IndiaUndergraduate research assistant @ I studied the Socialistic Behavior of Dictyostelium Slime Mold with other strains of the same organism in the presence and absence of Bacteria using live microscopy. From August 2006 to December 2006 (5 months) Chennai Area, IndiaSummer Trainee @ Trained on:
1) Electrophoresis and related techniques.
2) Analytical Techniques used in the Quality Control.
3) Techniques in the Microbiology Laboratory. From June 2006 to July 2006 (2 months) Aurangabad Area, India
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Biochemistry @ University of Wisconsin-Madison From 2009 to 2014 Bachelor's of Technology, Biotechnology with a minor in Management @ Indian Institute of Technology, Madras From 2005 to 2009 St Xavier's high school From 1993 to 2003 Mufaddal (Muffi) Soni is skilled in: Laboratory, Protein Purification, Biochemistry, PCR, Molecular Biology, Microscopy, Western Blotting, Electrophoresis, Cell Culture, Protein Chemistry, ELISA, Tissue Culture, Assay Development, Molecular Cloning, Protein Expression
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