Khushboo Jain


College / University

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects

Biology (Cell Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry)

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Lab Experience

Mammalian cell culture, bacterial culture, plasmid isolation, gel electrophoresis, DNA and RNA isolation, transfection, immunofluorescence assay, soft matrices preparation, RT-PCR, confocal microscopy, image analysis, use of reverse genetics to construct an Influenza recombinant expressing a sensor, engineering RFP expressing Influenza, flow cytometry, plaque assay, lentiviral transduction, viral infection, cloning, PCR, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, protein modelling, molecular docking, sequence alignment, protein-protein interaction (PPI) network analysis, Python.

Projects / Research

  • 06/2022 – 04/2023 : Cellular redox modulation upon Influenza A virus infection - Master’s thesis project at Emerging Viral Pathogens Lab, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • 11/2021 – 05/2022 : Effect of SARS-CoV-2 protein overexpression on nucleoporin dynamics – Semester project at Chromosome Biology Lab, IISER, Pune
  • 02/2021 – 11/2021 : Role of Epstein Barr virus and other Herpesviruses in neurodegeneration and their plausible contribution towards Multiple Sclerosis neuropathology – Internship project at Infection Bioengineering lab, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore

Scholarships / Awards

2023 – 2024: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2018 – 2023: Recipient of Kishore Vaigyanic Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellowship, funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India


In our ever-changing world of infectious diseases and health risks, unraveling the mysteries of pathogens and our immune system is of paramount importance. I find it incredibly fascinating to explore the mechanism of viral infection, as well as the dynamic interplay between viruses and host immune signaling pathways. Innovating methods for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases is something I hope to contribute to. A program that focuses on molecular biology will equip me with the necessary tools to help address current and future global health challenges. Moreover, I am eager to expand my horizons and delve into diverse topics over the course of my studies.