Kanika Vanshylla


College / University

Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Membrane Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, Cell Biology, Immunology




Lab Experience

Spectrophotometry, enzymology, chromatography, clinical biochemistry, protein purification, microbiology techniques, cell fractionation, immuno-precipitation and immuno-electrophoresis, gel electrophoresis, bacterial/yeast transformation, autoradiography, PCR and other recombinant DNA techniques. Add-on course in 'Bioinformatics and Computational Biology'.

Projects / Research

  • 01/2011 – 03/2011: Cloning of the gene RV1695 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis in E. coli using p-GEMT cloning vector. Biochemistry Department, Sri Venkateswara College.
  • 05/2010 – 07/2010: Study of Multiple Drug Resistance in Candida albicans. Yeast Molecular Genetics Lab (Dr. Snehlata Bhadoriya), JNU
  • 10/2009 – 11/2009: Study on the Effect of Vegan Diet on Blood Micronutrients. Biochemistry Department, Sri Venkateswara College

Scholarships / Awards

2011 – 2012: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2011: Gold Medal for 1st rank in B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Delhi
2010: 1st rank in 2nd year B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Delhi


I am interested in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology. Certain specific areas of interest to me are studying cell signaling and the molecular basis of disease development. After completing my PhD, I would like to conduct research involving the study of molecular changes in the body during a disease and contribute towards the development of new and effective drugs with minimal side effects.