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I have been teaching for past 7 years. I have taught students in dfferent batches varying from 25 to 70 in number.
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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Ph.D. (Bioorganic Chemistry/Chemical Biology) Advisor: Dr. Patrick J. Hrdlicka
M.Sc. (Hons. Inorganic Chemistry) Advisor: Dr. Ramesh Kapoor
PANJAB UNIVERSITY B.Sc. (Hons. Chemistry)
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry
MOSCOW, ID Dec, 2014
CHANDIGARH, INDIA May, 2005
CHANDIGARH, INDIA June, 2003
MOSCOW, ID Aug 2008 - Dec 2014
Designed and executed multistep synthesis of nucleoside/nucleotide and carbohydrate (mono and disaccharide) monomers with improved pharmacological properties.
Evaluated and developed fluorophore functionalized probes for SNP (Single nucleotide polymorphism) detection.
Conducted enzymatic studies of nucleotide modified probes and generated rate constant plots.
Supervised an undergrad student for one semester on performing synthesis of small organic compounds.
PANJAB UNIVERSITY CHANDIGARH, INDIA Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry Aug 2004 - June 2005
Executed synthesis of organotin coordinated compounds (tetra, penta and hepta coordinated) with HMPA and their characterization via 119Sn NMR, elemental analysis and X-ray crystallography.
CSIO (Central Scientific Instruments Organization) CHANDIGARH, INDIA Project Assistant (II) Feb 2008 - June 2008
Evaluated the presence of major chemical constituents in tea samples responsible for varying tea quality via UV-VIS and Fluorescence Spectrophotometer.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO AUG 2008 - DEC 2013 Teaching Assistant (General Freshmen and Advance Organic Laboratory).
Instructed laboratory principles and experimental set up to general chemistry and organic chemistry undergraduates.
Tutored NMR principle and data interpretation to organic undergraduates.
Demonstrated chemistry experiments to children of the age group 8 to 16 yrs. old as a member of chemistry demo outreach team for one semester.
Student evaluation score 3.7/4.0
SSIET (Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology), INDIA FEB 2006 - FEB 2007 Lecturer
Conducted advanced engineering chemistry lectures to first year engineering batch (mechanical and electrical) in a group ranging from 45 to 80.
Prepared course material including lectures, exams, homework, laboratory experiments and practice problems.
Led weekly problem-solving and discussion sessions for groups of 15-30 students.
Supervised students in final projects, graded exams and weekly homework.
Invited as an external examiner for conducting laboratory practical viva voce examination.
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
OMICRON BIOCHEMICALS, IN, USA APRIL 2015 - OCTOBER 2015 Research Chemist, Research and Development Lab. (Six month contract position)
Executed multistep synthesis of isotopically labelled (13C, 2H) nucleosides (DNA and RNA) on multigram scale (~ 15gm to 60gm) under cGMP regulations.
Optimized synthesis of target molecules (viz, coupling reactions, RNA to DNA synthesis, UL-13C GMP, 1’-13C inosine and many more).
Modified reaction sequence/route to improve the yield of product.
Synthesized isotopically labeled disaccharides.
Conducted synthesis of compounds for custom order requests.
Responsible for conducting NMRs of target compounds.
Other responsibilities include maintaining batch records, search for project related research articles.
IND SWIFT LABORATORIES, INDIA Trainee Chemist, Process Development Lab.
Assisted senior chemists on research projects.
Initiated reaction of target compounds on multigram scale.
Maintained batch records and write SOP.
Documented literature survey for project related problems.
SAURAV CHEMICALS, INDIA Chemist, Research and Development Lab.
JUNE 2005 - NOV 2005
MAY 2007 - DEC 2007
Independently conducted synthesis of target compounds.
Analyzed NMR and Mass analysis data.
Organized and hosted a workshop on the topic “Use of NMR and its principle in organic chemistry”.
Kaura, M.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Chem. Asian J., 2016, 11 (9), 1366-1369.
Kaura, M.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 7236-7247.
Kaura, M.; Kumar, P.; Hrdlicka, P. J. J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79 (13), 6256-6268.
Kaura, M.; Guenther, D. C.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Org. Lett., 2014, 16 (12), 3308-3311.
Kaura, M.; Kumar, P.; Hrdlicka, P. J. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2012, 10, 8575-8578, selected as hot article
Kengne, F, B. A.; Karmakar, S.; Kaura, M.; Sai, V.V.R.; Corti, G.; Niraula, I. B.; Larin, A.; Hall, J.;
Sowell, D.; Hrdlicka, P.J., Dobrokhotov, V.; McIlroy, D. N. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6 (16), 13(concealed information)
Kumar, P.; Østergaard, M.; Baral, B.; Andersen, B.; Guenther, D. C.; Kaura, M.; Raible, D. J.; Sharma, P. K.; Hrdlicka, P. J. J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79 (11), 5047-5061.
Kaura, M.; Zhao, S and Serianni, A. S. “Synthesis of 5’-GMP and 3’,5’-cGMP containing uniform13C- enrichment in their β-D-Ribofuranosyl Rings”, 20th Annual John V. OʼConnor Biochemistry Research and Education Conference, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA, June, 2015.
Kaura, M.; Kumar, P.; Hrdlicka, P. J. “Synthesis and Characterization of oligodeoxyribonucleotides modified with nucleobase-functionalized Locked Nucleic Acids (LNAs)”, abstracts of paper, 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, Texas, USA, Mar, 2014.
Kaura, M.; Hrdlicka, P. J. 9th Annual Student Research Exposition at U of I, Poster Presentation, 2013.
Kaura, M.; Kumar, P.; Hrdlicka, P. J. “Synthesis and hybridization properties of oligonucleotides modified with 5-(1-aryl-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)-2’-deoxyuridines”, abstracts of paper, Roundtable Conference on
Nucleic Acids, Quebec, Montreal, Canada., Aug, 2012.
Kaura, M. College of Science (COS) Poster Competition, U of I, Poster Presentation, 2010.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Recipient of International Travel award from GPSA (Graduate and Professional Student Association, U of I) for attending round table conference on nucleic acids in Montreal, Canada.
Lectureship and Ph.D. eligibility award by Council of Scientific and Instrumental Research, India.
Qualified Ph.D. eligibility test conducted by NIPER (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research),
AFFILIATION: 2014-2015, 2012-2013 ACS member.
CERTIFICATION: AuthorAID Course in Research Writing by INASP MOODLE.
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