2002-2007 PhD student

Department of Molecular Microbiology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Elucidated the mechanistic aspects of membrane targeting of bacterial cytoplasmic membrane proteins. Worked successfully as a guest researcher at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Stockholm University, Sweden during this period.



• Coordinated research projects, resulting in the discovery of novel pathways for the               production of bacterial membrane proteins.

• Established evolutionarily conserved nature of membrane protein biogenesis pathways.

• Developed and implemented novel bioanalysis tools.

• Authored six scientific publications with siginificant impact in the field.

• Presented research data at international conferences.

• Supervised annual molecular biology course.