Gantavya Arora


College / University

Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Advanced Cell Biology, Membrane Biology, Metabolism, Physiology & Endocrinology, Immunology




Lab Experience

UV-Visible Spectrophotometry, enzyme assays, protein purification techniques, chromatography, Gel Electrophoresis, Hematology and Clinical Biochemistry, Isolation and purification of total nucleic acid/DNA/RNA/plasmid, PCR, Transforming E. Coli cultures with recombinant plasmid, Western Blot, ELISA, Sub-Cellular Fractionation, Visualization of biological samples under Microscope, Culturing and maintaining Drosophila and setting up genetic crosses, Dissecting D. melanogaster to isolate salivary glands. Bioinformatics: data retrieval, sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis, protein structure prediction.

Projects / Research

2019: Molecular biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with the Aim: To sub-clone the promoter region of Rv3134c gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis using pGEM T-easy vector, and understand the functions and properties of Rv3134c gene in stress conditions. Supervisor: Dr Vandana Malhotra, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Scholarships / Awards

2020 – 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School.
2018 – 2019: College Rank Holder (2nd), Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi (South Campus).
2017: 2nd position in class XII - Higher secondary education of my school affiliated to CBSE Board, India.
2017: Certificate of felicitation by school principal for holistic personality and wining accolades for school.


Advanced biology of tumor cells and cancer immunology with amalgam of molecular biology and genetic engineering are the most exciting subjects in which I have gathered utmost interest. Artistic qualities that I possess have always helped me with my scientific speculations and research interests. I would like to study and unravel serious mysteries both at genetic and molecular signalling level behind normal cell going berserk to form tumor thereby helping to explore therapeutic potential of the findings. I aspire to strengthen my grip on the subject and the knowledge and experience that I will gather in my studies would help me contribute to the scientific world and the mankind.