Heena Sharma


College / University

Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi
Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects

Proteins and enzymes, cell biology and signaling, membranes, immunology, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology.




Lab Experience

Basic molecular biology and immunology techniques, including expression of recombinant protein, protein purification, enzyme assays and inhibition studies, sub-cellular fractionation, and assays of marker enzymes. Add-on course in “Bioinformatics and Computational Biology”.

Projects / Research

  • 06/2010 – 04/2011: Studies on Lambda Phage Display system and expression studies of different vectors for in vivo complementation
  • 06/2008 – 07/2008: Study of overexpression of Pheophorbide a Oxygenase (ACD1) in Arabidopsis thaliana

Scholarships / Awards

2011 – 2012: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2009 – 2011: Gold Medal for 1st rank in MSc Biochemistry, University of Delhi, India
2011: Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
2010: Qualified the National Eligibility Test for CSIR – Junior Research Fellowship
2008 – 2010: Monsanto Scholarship in M.Sc. for 2 years


Understanding the mechanism of transcription and translation and exploring the role of various components involved in its regulation fascinates me. For growth regulation, establishment and persistence of infection, the pathogen has to regulate its gene expression. I will pursue research work in the field of molecular biology trying exploring the different mechanisms of gene regulation of pathogens which would ultimately help in designing various drugs against them and therefore can serve the scientific society.