Vaishnavi Arunkumar Menon


College / University

St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Microbiology and Biochemistry




Lab Experience

Western Blotting, Agarose gel electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, PCR, Animal Tissue Culture techniques, DNA isolation, Bacterial staining and culturing techniques

Projects / Research

  • 2021 – 2022: Studied the effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria(PGPB) on hydroponically grown wheat under the Department of Microbiology,St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai
  • 2021: Estimation of beta actin from K562S cells using molecular biology techniques under Rukmini lab at Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) Navi Mumbai

Scholarships / Awards

2022 – 2023: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


The inflammatory pathway associated with innate immunity really interests me. In the future, I would like to do research on how inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology associated with various neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune disorders. Subsequently, this could help in devising new therapies for combating these diseases. Hence, I am looking forward to gaining more insight on the numerous aspects of biology that would complement my area of research.