Shweta Aggarwal


College / University

School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, New Delhi

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Recombinant DNA technology (DNA isolation, PCR, cloning, transformation, constructing gene knock outs in bacteria), DNA/protein gel electrophoresis, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation. ELISA, ion exchange chromatography, gel chromatography, UV spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, bioinformatics tools (FASTA, BLAST, CLUSTALW).

Projects / Research

2006 – 2007: Bioprocess and genetic strategies to generate quiescent cells for high level recombinant protein production

Scholarships / Awards

2007 – 2008: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2007: Qualified CSIR- Junior Research Fellowship in the field of life sciences
2007: Qualified GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in the field of life sciences with a percentile of 99.66
2007: Qualified DBT-JRF (Department of Biotechnology)
2005 – 2007: Received a Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India sponsored scholarship for the M.Sc. Biotechnology course in JNU


The arena of cellular signaling and the regulation of gene expression fascinate me. It is interesting to know that simple small molecules participate in diverse functions ranging from cell survival to cell death and thus integrate the external signals with the internal signal transduction pathway that ultimately controls the gene expression profile. Also intriguing is the cross talk between different signaling pathways. Through this program I would like to gain experience in theoretical and experimental application to develop a better understanding of the field of biology.