Healthcare Reporter-BioPharm Insight February 2015-present
Covering wide array of topics in cancer drug development; from issues with scientific research on novel targets to following clinical trials and analyzing the nitty gritties of drug costs and insurance reimbursements
Building an expertise in understanding manifestations of certain cancers and the interplay between financial markets and scientific development
Reporting on confidential information and writing deeply reported features that dissect a drug's relevance and importance
Editorial Intern- Nature MedicineSept 2014- December 2014 ·Write health and medical technology-centric news articles
· Report news briefs on the latest healthcare developments.
Editorial Intern- NautilusMay 2014- August 2014 · Write longform articles and blogs on the interesting facets in zoology, microbiology and art in science, in addition to copy-editing and proof reading online and print articles published in the magazine.
· Contribute to Three Sentence Science, a daily science news service.
Film Intern- Imagine Science FilmsJanuary 2014- April 2014 · Conceptualize, write and produce short videos on the science of love and robots that can help for the Imagine Science Spotlight series, a film series at the intersection of science and art.
Editorial Assistant- Department of Occupational Therapy, NYU SteinhardtFeb 2014- Dec 2014 ·Write for the department blog and edit research manuscripts for scientific journals.
Blog Editor- SciencelineDecember 2013- April 2014 · Edit blogs on topics ranging from water pollution due to pig farms to mangroves in Florida.
· Manage a blog series that recorded experiences of science journalists across the world.
Correspondent-BioSpectrum India, Cybermedia August 2011-June 2013
·Write articles on microfluidic fabric chips, portable PCRs, newly developed vaccines and analyzed the highly evolving biotechnology industry in India.
·Survey the nature and size of the biotechnology industry in India.
·Help establish a social media presence for BioSpectrum on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Freelancer-Technology Review India, BioSpectrum AsiaDecember 2011-June 2013 ·Contributed articles and interviews on the genomics beat for the Indian edition of MIT’s Technology Review.
·Wrote about policy issues for pharmaceutical patents and compulsory licensing of drugs in the Asian pharmaceutical industry for BioSpectrum Asia.
Intern- Diabetes department, Piramal Life SciencesDecember 2010- June 2011 ·Screened herbal products for evaluation as anti-obesity agents.
·Performed assays in mice to assess efficacy of diabetes drugs.
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesSeptember 2013- December 2014M.A. Science, Health and Environmental Reporting
Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Mumbai, IndiaJuly 2006-July2011 Masters of Technology in Integrated Biotechnology
·Video skills: Proficient in working with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere
·Lab work skills: Skills include knowing how to run a PCR, carry out electrophoresis and handle feeding and bleeding of mice, all of which are unlikely to be used again.
·Other: Basic knowledge of HTML and WordPress. Fluent in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati