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Priyanka Bhandary

Priyanka Bhandary

  • Graduate Assistant, Wurtele Lab
  • Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
My agenda is to develop and utilize the scientific skills and knowledge that I have acquired to gain experience and seek opportunities to further develop my abilities in the fields of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, molecular modelling and Statistics. I would use my interpersonal skills and leadership qualities in any environment I am placed in, for the best interests of the institution.

Worked on a dissertation titled ‘Influence of Two Circadian Clock-related Genes on Physiochemical Growth Parameters in Arabidopsis’ as a part of the dissertation (six months) for accomplishment of M.Sc. in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi, India. Carried out extensive phenotyping in Arabidopsis thaliana for one year.
Worked on a 1 month project titled ‘Creation of new SOPs(Standard Operating Procedures) and updation of existing SOPs’ as a part of completion of Clinical Research course at AHERF, Hyderabad, India
Worked on a project titled ’Study on Ompc Protein Causing Multidrug Resistance in Salmonella Typhi Due To Mutations and Its Interaction with Lipopolysaccharide’ (six months) for accomplishment of in Bioinformatics from Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University, India.
Worked on a project titled ‘Polyhydroxy Alkanoates: A Step towards Biodegradation’, at Alcove Life Sciences, Alcove Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad, India, 14 June - 17 August, 2011. § Worked on a project titled ‘Insilico Molecular Docking Studies with Antibacterial Activity of isotiazolyl and analogous 3(2H) isothiazolones’ carried on at Silicon Bioinformatics, Hyderabad, India from 25th June, 2010 to 28th July, 2010.

Biotechnology and Molecular biology: Colony PCR, Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Germination assays, Restriction digestion reactions, Rice tissue culture and Rice transformation , Western and Southern blotting, Dot blot assay, Real time PCR, Isolation of RNA, Isolation of cellular organelles, Transformation (Electroporation),

Molecular modeling softwares: MOE, GOLD, Symyx Draw 3.2, PAR-3D, VEGA ZZ, Molegro Virtual Docker.

Bioinformatics and chemical drawing softwares: ArgusLab, SPDBv, Modeller, Hex, chemical structure drawing software like Chemsketch and Hyperchem, Marvinsketch and MarvinChem, Genome assembly using Phred,Phrap and Consed,

Computer skills: Microsoft Office

Programming languages: Visual Basic, PERL, C, C++, Java, HTML web design.


  • M.S., Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Univ. of Delhi
  • B.S., Bioinformatics, Univ. of Delhi