Kundan Sharma


College / University

University of Delhi

Highest Degree

Master of Science

Major Subjects

Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Recombinant DNA technology, Microbial Genetics, Biochemistry, and Virology




Lab Experience

Basic molecular biology and immunology techniques such as PCR, RAPD, electrophoresis (Agarose, PAGE, SDS-PAGE, Immunoelectrophoresis), transformation, cloning, overexpression of proteins, Southern blotting, Western blotting and ELISA. Protein purification techniques such as gel filtration chromatography, ion exchange chromatography, HIC and other basic microbiological techniques.

Projects / Research

05/2009 – 03/2010: Partial purification, characterization, cloning and expression of pectate lyase from Bacillus subtilis RCK, Dept. of Microbiology, University of Delhi, India

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2008 – 2010: Gold Medal for 1st rank in MSc Microbiology, University of Delhi, India
2009: Qualified the National Eligibility Test for CSIR – Junior Research Fellowship
2008 – 2010: Monsanto Scholarship in M.Sc. for 2 years
2005 – 2008: 1st rank in B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology, Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi, India


I particularly want to focus on the molecular aspects of the immune system and pathogenic organisms, and to look for the possible strategies these pathogens employ to escape the onslaught of the immune system. The principle reason I wish to continue my research in this field is my desire to contribute towards the control of emerging and re-emerging diseases in the world particularly because of bacteria and viruses.